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Williams-Sonoma IT Intern

Tuesday, May. 21, 2013

IT Internship Program
Summer 2013

Williams-Sonoma IT Intern

Our Company
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware prided for “enhancing the quality of life at home.”  We offer high-quality, stylish products for every room in the house: from the kitchen to the living room, bedroom, home office and even the hall closet.  Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Mark & Graham, and Rejuvenation are the strong, growing brands that allow us to reach a diverse customer group throughout different stages of life.  Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a vertically integrated company pursuing business through three channels: retail, catalog and e-Commerce.

Internship Program
The Williams-Sonoma, Inc. internship program provides Year 3 Business, Computer Science or Information Systems college students with the opportunity to build and demonstrate their business and technical skills. In order to provide you with a truly comprehensive view of our company, we are offering an internship program to experience both the retail and corporate sides of our business.

Retail Experience
For the first 3 days of your internship, you will work in one of our Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, or Williams-Sonoma retail stores in the Bay Area.   While in the stores, you will learn some of the aspects of how a retail store runs and operates. Learning about our retail business provides the context for the remainder of the internship.

Corporate Experience
For the remaining portion of your internship you will be working at our Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Corporate Headquarters in San Francisco.  You will be placed in and matched with a department based on your interviews, interests, and skill set.   During this time, you will interact with teams across the IT organization, assist on projects, and gain experience in cross-functional partnerships.

In addition to your daily activities, you will participate in a group project.  The group project will include cross-functional interns and will require each intern to contribute their knowledge and insights to deliver the overall results.  You will also partake in weekly sessions with the other interns, participating in personal and professional trainings as well as attending meetings with the executive leaders of the company and brand.

The 9.5 week program begins on Monday, June 17th and ends on Wednesday, August 21st.

Days 1 through3 – Retail stores within the Bay Area
Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, and Pottery Barn Kids
Remainder of the 9.5 weeks – Corporate Headquarters, San Francisco, CA”

  • Qualifications & Skills
  • Year 3 in an accredited degree program
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Teamwork oriented
  • Ability to work independently under tight timelines
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and/or MAC OS (Depending on the internship)
  • Familiarity with Excel and PowerPoint is useful
  • Ability to work in the San Francisco area for the full 9.5 week program

 Interested students may email the Senior Recruiter,  Cass Draper at   Interested students may email the Senior Recruiter.  His name is Cass Draper:

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