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"While working at BearQuarters, I experienced firsthand how much this company relies on collaboration. Each department counts on each other for success, and working in this cross-functional environment showed me how important teamwork is for success."
"I had an amazing experience as an intern at Build-A-Bear. I learned new skills and concepts that I would not have learned anywhere else. Thanks to Build-A-Bear, I am now more prepared for a career in Marketing."
"My internship on the I.T. application development team was a fantastic experience that gave me a great insight into the software profession. I was able to work on a number of different projects that taught me valuable skills that I will use in my future career. Thanks for an amazing summer!"

Our Summer Internship Program

Through our internship program, you will have the opportunity to collaBEARate with students and learn from our associates who are creating extraordinary experiences in retail entertainment! You will gain skills and knowledge here that you can apply throughout the rest of your career. It may even lead to a full-time career opbeartunity!

For the 2016 Summer Program, we are seeking qualified candidates in three particular areas:

  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Merchandising
While we will focus on these areas for this year, we will be also accepting applications for other positions for future consideration.

What it Takes to Become a Summer Intern Bear

  • Summer commitment of 10 weeks at 40 hours per week in St. Louis, MO
  • Senior standing or a graduate level student is preferred; Junior standing will be considered
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to apply
  • If you have an interest in one of the areas listed below, you may submit your application for future consideration should additional internship positions develop:
    • Accounting/Finance
    • Human Resources
    • International
    • Legal
    • Public Relations
    • Strategic Planning/Real Estate
    • Store Operations

Pawsome Reasons to Become an Intern Bear

This is an opportunity for you to be a part of a culture that has been recognized by Fortune® magazine as a Best Company to Work for the last 7 years. You will learn about our fascinating business as well as develop real hands-on experience in your field of study. Activities will include:

  • Round table discussions with members of our Senior Leadership team
  • Opbeartunities to interact and work with various leaders about the many aspects of retail
  • An in-store experience where you will learn the importance of Guest Service
  • An end of summer presentation to our Senior Leadership team
  • Merchandise discount and raffle entry for fun prizes
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