Intern, Distribution Center Operations

Welcome to Ross Stores, Inc., where our differences make us stronger… At Ross and dd’s, inclusion is a way of life. We care about our Associates and the communities we serve and we value their differences. We are committed to building diverse teams and an inclusive culture. We respect and celebrate the diversity of backgrounds, identities, and ideas of those who work and shop with us. Come join us as we continue our diversity, equality and inclusion journey!


The 2023 Ross Stores Distribution Center (DC) Operations Internship is a 10 week program designed to have candidates participate in all Distribution processes that will include: working with associates, supervisors, managers and directors to learn department functions of all areas of the DC. The DC Operations Intern will have an opportunity to work on special projects focused within the DC.

Possible projects include subjects such as:

• Production planning

• Inventory management

• Safety

• Administrative Tasks

• Distribution/warehousing

• Engineering Standards

Interns will contribute daily to our business objectives and become a part of our team. To ensure a supportive environment we will designate a skilled member of our Distribution Center management team to mentor our interns. Some off shift and weekend hours may be required in order to gain full exposure to the operation.

This internship prepares students for a potential career in Supply Chain Logistics, allowing you a real-world perspective on a career at Ross.


• Interact on the Distribution Center floor with associates, area supervisors and management learning the department functions of all areas of the DC.

• Participate in daily production goals.

• Work with the team to evaluate existing operating methods and champion continuous improvement

• Establish and maintain an open path of communication with DC Senior Leadership and associates

• Gain broad exposure to our supply chain network and leadership team through daily partnerships with operation leaders

• Shadow and eventually run shift start-up meetings


• Must be enrolled in a 4-year university or college degree program with preference to Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Transportation, or related major.

• Must currently be a Junior standing with expected graduation between December 2023 and August 2024.

• Leadership and decision making skills

• Strong communication and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task

• MS Office with strong practical application of Excel skills

• Ability to work well with diverse groups of people at all levels

• Ability to work in a fast paced environment with personal flexibility to meet changing business needs

• Organized and detailed-oriented