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2023 MBA Strategy Internship @ DICK'S


Do you want a career with a forward-thinking Fortune 400 company that is focused on the future of Sport? A company committed to giving back to underserved communities, protecting our public lands for all, and for standing up for what we believe in? If so, the DICK’S Sporting Goods (DSG) Strategy Internship is for you. Join a cohort of MBA students from the top business schools in the country to work on pressing business issues and present your solutions to directly to Executive Leadership.

At DICK’S Sporting Goods, our MBA Strategy Interns can work with and learn from the leaders who shape our vision to become the best sports company in the world. During the 10-week summer experience, interns will be assigned a cross-functional, strategic project that is hand-selected by our Executive Leaders. At the conclusion of the summer, you will present your project directly to our CEO and President and other members of the Executive Leadership team.

As a bonus to our program, you will have regular Q&A sessions with our Executive Team, take part in an Executive visit to a strategic store market, and interact with some of the top brands in sports through your day-to-day work. Interns attend curated training sessions with key-members of the DSG team. These sessions are designed to help build your strategy toolkit and give you the opportunity to learn the retail and e-commerce business.

To support you throughout the Summer, we have built a strong support system of managers and mentors. For project guidance, you will be paired with a Senior Leader who will take on the role of Project Sponsor. For day-to-day management, you will report directly to one of our former MBA hires. Additionally, you will have weekly status-checks and coaching from both leaders in our Strategy Department and our Executive Development Program (rotational leadership development program post-MBA). This reporting structure will aid in transitioning you to the DSG team, the exploration of your career goals, and will provide opportunities to develop professional and social networks within the company and the retail industry.


What we are looking for:

  • A documented history of academic distinction

  • 3-5 years of previous work experience in a dynamic environment (consulting, strategy, finance, brand management, retail, etc.)

    • Executive Presence

    • Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of the business from top to bottom

    • Composure with senior leadership team in one-on-one conversations

    • Experience influencing and presenting to senior leaders

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data, synthesize recommendations, and present your thoughts and next steps

  • Passion for strategy, retail, sports and/or innovation

  • Comfort working in an evolving, forward-thinking environment

  • Will consider international students on a case-by-case basis, prioritizing those seeking full-time work in the United States

Additional Information:

Program Dates: TBD (Early June – Mid-August)

Interviews: Interviews will be held: Round 1 – end of January; Round 2 – early-mid Feb. Sell weekend for offer holders: 2/17- 2/19 (dates subject to change)

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at DSG’s Corporate Office. Currently, employees are working a hybrid model – in office Tues – Thurs and WFH Monday & Fri. Interns will follow this same model. Fully furnished housing is provided for interns who reside outside of the Pittsburgh-Metro area. We take care of all housing arrangements.

Full-time opportunities in 2024: Interns will be evaluated for our rotational leadership program, the MBA Executive Development Program after the end of the program for full-time positions in 2023. Our goal is always to convert Interns into full-time members of this program.

Questions: – Manager, University Relations

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