Product Development Intern

Hot Topic HQ - City of Industry, California - Internship


We’re looking for entrepreneurial mindsets, progressive thinkers and creators of culture who have an appreciation for camaraderie and learning. We have a dynamic, highly collaborative environment so you’ll need the energy and communication skills to match. Our 2022 Summer Internship starts June 13th and ends August 19th. The program provides Interns valuable real life experiences, hourly pay, along with a structured 10 week work plan that is designed to fully immerse you in the retail and ecommerce business.

Wizards and Rockstars need apply! We’re looking for a Product Development Intern to partner with our Product Development team in bringing music and pop culture inspired fashion to life. Production takes a village, and you’ll gain exposure from those who keep everything in line. The result: amazing product that our customers love. 


  • Communicate daily with cross functional departments - Design, Merchandising, Technical Design and with Product Development team co-workers and supervisors and Support department with administrative tasks
  • Update weekly WIP reports for multiple seasons simultaneously to maintain accurate information that is used by cross-functional partners
  • Track samples and approvals according to calendar due dates
  • Follow the purchase order process for timeliness and accuracy
  • Assist Production Manager in day to day functions including accurate record keeping
  • Communicate via email with off-shore vendors/factories to make progress on product development events


  • Recent graduate or within 6 months of graduation with a BA, MBA or BS degree
  • Associates Degree or higher, or equivalent work experience
  • Product Development or Merchandising knowledge is helpful. The more you know about product life cycle, the better!
  • Knowledge on pop culture & home trends; it's super helpful if you have a passion for our product!
  • Analytical skills and quantitative abilities. You can crunch numbers and aren't afraid of the words: analysis & Microsoft Excel
  • Smells like Team Spirit – you thrive in a group environment and work great on a team!
  • Ability to work on-site at our HQ in City of Industry, CA at least two days per week
  • Full time availability for the duration of the internship from June 13th - August 19th