Women's Merchandising Internship (Summer)

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Department: Need Supply Co.

Type: Internship

Min. Experience: Student (College)

We are seeking a Women's Merchandising Intern who will support the women's Merchandising team at Need Supply Co. Under mentorship, the Intern will perform entry-level professional duties such as preparing and distributing merchandise reports; creating and maintaining visuals for on-order as requested by Buyers; and supporting various special projects as needed. Assignments serve to offer practical experience and broad exposure to both the Merchandising responsibilities within the Fashion and ecommerce spheres of our business.


  • Perform data entry, to include entering purchase orders and re-orders
  • Troubleshoot issues, trace shipments, follow-up on undelivered goods, as well as return authorizations, etc.
  • Maintain and update product records
  • Create and maintain visuals for on-order as requested by Buyers
  • Manage sample requests, inventory and return
  • Prepare and distribute merchandise reports
  • Support merchandising projects, as needed


  • Proficiency in MS software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and other standard office equipment
  • Strong spreadsheet skills (Excel)
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree

Skills and Characteristics:

  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Goal-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent communication skills

 Education and Interests:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Merchandising, Business, Mathematics, Statistics, or something similar
  • Passion for analysis and problem-solving
  • An affinity for numbers and spreadsheets
  • Interest in metrics that drive the retail business
  • A strong interest in Fashion


Internship Timeframe:

Summer 2017 (June - August) for 12 weeks total; approximately 15 hours per week (Monday's, Tuesday's and Thursday's ideal but can be flexible). Opportunity to extend after 12 week review period.


Need Supply Co. is an established and fast growing apparel company based in Richmond, Virginia, a city which consistently ranks among the “Best Places to Live and Work in America.”  We opened in 1996 selling a unique collection of vintage pieces. Over the past decade, our selection has evolved to become a well-edited assortment of contemporary designers and independent labels from the U.S. and abroad. GQ Magazine called us “The Best E-Commerce on the Web.”

Our Values:

Responsibility, Creativity, Simplicity, Integrity, Effectiveness, Passion, Respect, Fun, Curiosity










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