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Fall Intern, Merchandising Chicago, IL

About Us
Foxtrot is the digitally-native evolution of the corner store – a one-stop shop for those seeking thoughtful curation that’s a reflection of themselves and their city – offering a curated collection of daily essentials in-store and delivered in under an hour.

Venture-backed by investors including Fifth Wall, Lerer Hippeau, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest, and Collaborative, to name a few, Foxtrot is building a truly omni-channel brand that seamlessly marries e-commerce delivery, proprietary inventory technology, and the feel-good community of neighborhood stores.

Our spaces offer all the most-loved aspects of neighborhood cafes – beautifully designed interiors that wrap you in the welcoming aroma of freshly brewed coffee, comfortable lounge areas to work and relax, and chef-prepared meals to snack on throughout the day – while bringing together mindful people, brands and goods to create a community of discovery and joy.

Our e-commerce experience – highlighted by our swift app and online store – is powered by our proprietary inventory and operational technology to deliver a new kind of convenience that brings the store to your door in under an hour.

Since launching our native app in 2013, we now operate a robust e-commerce business alongside retail stores in Chicago and Dallas, and are rapidly scaling to take this first-of-its-kind omni-channel brand nationwide.

About The Internship
The Merchandising Intern will support and gain cross-functional exposure to Foxtrot’s merchandising, marketing, and creative teams. The ideal candidate will have a career interest in merchandising, buying, retail, eCommerce or a related field.

Duration & Compensation

Internship duration is at minimum 10 weeks, to coincide with the Fall academic semester. Based in Chicago, this is an unpaid internship, where the Intern must be eligible for course credit.

Learning Experiences & Exposure
  • Lean into ongoing merchandising tasks, including on-boarding new vendors and products, auditing product information, sample management, tracking inventory, and managing online product placement.
  • Assist team in managing SKU level details including pricing, product placement and other information.
  • Visit stores to analyze Foxtrot’s product mix and identify opportunities in assortment mix, and product placement.
  • Research global product trends and make recommendations in the business.
  • Assist with setting in-store planograms.

  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial mentality; able to take ownership of projects and see them through from inception to production.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize against quick timelines and high expectations.
  • Strong academic record.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office & Google products.
  • Career interest in merchandising, buying, eCommerce, marketing, retail, events or related field.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and enrolled at an accredited college or university.
  • Must be able to receive college credit.
  • Must be available to physically work in-store or in-office, as needed.