Internship Program

The Retail, Merchandising, and Product Development Internship Program has been successfully placing interns in real-world work experiences for over 35 years and works with an amazing list of internship partners that includes over 250 outstanding companies across the nation and around the world.  We work closely with FSU’s International Programs in securing opportunities for interns abroad.  You could be interning in L.A., Atlanta, Dallas, New York City, Orlando, Miami, or London.  Furthermore, RMPD fits your internship experience into a unique “internship block”- a single semester during which three final preparatory courses are taught in the first half of the semester.  Then you leave for your field internship experience during the final half of the semester with companies such as Dillard’s, Macy’s, Chico’s, American Eagle, Burberry, Escada, Toys “R” Us, Marie Claire, Office Depot, AmericasMart, or Home Shopping Network.  Intense, but rewarding!

As a required course in the Retail Merchandising and Product Development major, your internship experience will be coordinated by Ms. Roxanne Parker, The internship is carefully structured to ensure a meaningful experience and is also faculty-supervised for your protection.

The opportunities are endless to prepare for a successful career- from retail operations to sourcing, to buying and planning, to public relations, media, and product development service and industry organizations. You can pursue opportunities at both the corporate and business field levels.

The RMPD Internship Program has enjoyed a 100% placement rate over the years- with many interns accepting permanent positions as a result of their internship placement, or with the offer of their internship position.

We would love to talk to you about internship and career opportunities in the exciting world of RMPD.


Retail Merchandising Internship Block Application