Students & College Grads


Internships at Belk take you beyond the classroom to actively participate in the daily operations of a multi-billion dollar retail fashion business. The program is designed for a diverse group of rising college juniors or seniors from accredited schools who possess a serious interest in a retail career. If you meet the requirements listed below, we invite you to explore the many career possibilities we offer.

Internship Programs

Store Management

Gain hands-on exposure to various management roles in visual merchandising, human resources, shipping and receiving, operations, sales support and loss prevention, while mastering the art of customer service.


Gain one-of-a-kind real world experience working with Belk merchants and planners at our corporate offices in Charlotte, N.C. If you have a passion for the analytical side of the business and an interest in tracking fashion trends, this experience will give you insight into the role of corporate retail buying and planning. Strong consideration is given to candidates with previous retail experience.

Product Development

Learn and experience basic merchandising, product development and production skills for the private brands found exclusively at Belk stores. If you are creative and detail-oriented, you will enjoy working within this department. Strong consideration is given to candidates with previous retail experience.

Other Internships

As opportunities arise for developing additional talent, we may hire interns in other areas of the business including finance/accounting, advertising/special events, MIS, communications, human resources and eCommerce.

Application Process

If you meet the following requirements, submit your resume and letter of interest to


  • Must be a junior or senior at an accredited college or university
  • Must have a strong interest in a retail career
  • Must be an academically talented student leader
  • Must possess an excellent work ethic and people skills
  • A minimum 3.3 GPA is preferred

We will contact you if we determine a potential match to discuss the next steps. Our internship opportunities are dependent upon business needs.

Deadline for Summer internships - March 1

College Recruiting

Belk has developed strong partnerships with key colleges and universities throughout our marketplaces. We have lasting relationships with many campuses in the Southeast and participate in college career fairs and retail seminars.

Executive Trainee Program

This comprehensive training program prepares you to move quickly in one of three career tracks. As an Executive Trainee you are exposed to executive-level subject matter experts during weeks of structured developmental training. Success in each career path is a gateway to a fast-track career in retail.

Careers Paths – Your Available Options

Corporate Buying

  • EVP, General Merchandise Manager or SVP Planning
  • VP, Divisional Merchandise Manager or Divisional Planning Director, VP Private Brands
  • Division Merchandise Coordinator (multi -stores)
  • Buyer or Planner
  • Associate Buyer
  • Assistant Buyer, Assistant Planner or Assistant Product Manager
  • Assistant Buyer
  • Executive Trainee


  • Controller
  • VP of Accounting or VP of Budgeting or Treasurer
  • Director of Accounting/Director of External Reporting Director of Accounts Payable, Director of Budgeting & Finance, Director of Capital Planning or Assistant.
  • Treasurer
  • Accounting Manager, Budgeting Manager, Treasury Manager or Fixed Asset Manager
  • Accounting Supervisor, Senior Financial Analyst or SOX Coordinator
  • Staff Accountant, Internal Auditor or Financial Analyst
  • Executive Trainee

Store Management

  • Senior Vice President Director of Stores
  • VP/Regional Manager
  • VP/Regional Store Manager
  • Store Manager
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Sales Team Manager or Operations Team Manager
  • Executive Trainee

Campus Recruitment Schedule

Contact your Career Services Center to see if Belk will be visiting your school.

Application Process

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an interest letter and resume to:

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