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Submissions open: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Application deadline: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 23:59

Since December 2019, there has been an emerging public health concern regarding an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus, 2019 Novel Coronavirus, which was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Warningto avoid all nonessential travel to China. Additionally, the U.S. Department of State has elevated its travel advisory for China to Level 3: Reconsider Travel. Stanford is concurring with CDC recommendations that travelers avoid all non-critical travel to China.

In the event that we are not able to sponsor Global Studies internships in China this summer, students are advised to consider applying to positions outside of China. Students who have already applied to positions in China are now eligible to apply to other positions outside if China, even if they have already applied to two positions.

The safety and wellbeing of our students are our top priorities, and Stanford University is actively monitoring the developing situation with respect to the spread of disease and potential impacts to university functions. Please visit this pageto see a list of frequently asked questions about Stanford’s response to, and prevention of, 2019 Novel Coronavirus on campus.

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Host Organization:     Gap China


Organization Profile:  

Gap has always been about optimistic American style. Starting with our very first store on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, opened almost 50 years ago by Doris and Don Fisher. The thread that’s run through those five decades is the phenomenal people that make up our brand – our employees and our customers. People who are rooted in the legacy that makes Gap what it is, but who are also focused on the future. People who want to leave the world better than they found it.

We’ve built our brand on staying true to our roots while always being out in front of what’s next. If you want to be part of an iconic American brand, and help lead the way for where we’re headed, we’d love to have you join us.

City:        Shanghai

Internship Department & Department Profile:

Department  of Business Development (BD)

This position is designed for those who are interested to understand the overall offline retail business. In close partnership with BD department, this position will have exposure to multiple functions in the company to support the brand store opening and operation during internship. This person may help BD team with internal and external communications, support projects and prepare required documents.

Department of Brand Marketing

The Marketing Intern will be responsible for assisting the marketing department, mainly in celebrity shooting related issues.

Department of communicationThis role would be working under the direction of our Corporate Communications manager and be involved in a wide variety of projects and communications activities – from exploring how we can engage our employees as company ambassadors via social media to helping manage employee town halls where leaders and teams provide key updates on our business to writing messages and stories for both external and internal communications.

This person would also support our efforts to create clearer processes and enhance our foundational infrastructure for communications in partnership with our field communications team members who support the brands directly. They will work with a variety of functional leaders from Marketing & PR to Government Affairs, Human Resources and Store Operations.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain broad experience and exposure to both internal and external communications at a leading global retailing company as we continue our expansion in the Greater China market.

Department of Financial planning and Analysis

Support supervisor to complete Fin related project and support daily job.

Department of Human Resources/Recruiting Team

Perform special projects as assigned and also support Recruiting Team in daily activities.

Department of Information Technology

This position is designed for those who are desired to understand business from IT perspective. In close partnership with IT department, this position will gain a bird’s eye view of IT department’s daily work in a growing retail company and develop basic in-house technical and communication skills during internship. This person may help IT team with project or support work related tasks.

Department of Merchandising

Support Merchant department daily work

Department of Store Operation

Take part in assigned operational projects and perform accordingly, also support the Store Operational daily routines and other optimistic operational activities

Department of Research and Strategy Development

Support strategy team in research, market monitoring and strategy development.

Work description:  

Department of Business Development

  • Support to the BD team members (e.g. meeting/project/training supporting)
  • Support internal process communication and coordination
  • Support external communication and consolidation
  • Internal documents preparation

Department of Brand Marketing

  • Assist 2020 celebrity shooting, including sample management, cross function communication, and in-store signage preparation.
  • Planning, coordination and execution of in-store marketing from window & signage briefing, copy generation, proof-reading the signage layout.
  • Work with external agencies for video editing for campaigns
  • Contribute to marketing plans
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor

Department of Communication

  • Support planning and execution of employee engagement activities such as town halls and volunteering and CSR projects
  • Contribute to message development and prep for media interviews and external speaking opportunities.
  • Create compelling content for distribution through diverse channels, including social, to tell stories about our brands and company in Greater China and share milestones and progress, both externally and internally within Gap Inc.
  • Support the calendar tracking process for cross-brand communications planning
  • Present to local and global Leadership Team when needed

Department of Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Partner closely with other team members in China FP&A and Field Finance to analyze and hindsight HQ and store performance
  • Partner cross-functionally to forecast/budget HQ and Store expenses
  • Partner with US CSSC teams to forecast/budget the cost of sales spread lines in the P&L
  • Create reports and support ad-hoc requests as needed

Department of Human Resources and Recruiting Team

  • Develop recruiting sources, recruitment selection and placement of individuals for available positions. Identify and track candidates through hiring process and support daily recruitment process
  • Assist with Gap International Internship Program on internal communication, project evaluation, intern engagements, etc.
  • Work together with Communication team and external vendor on developing Recruiting WeChat in employer branding and recruiting optimization
  • Other duties as assigned

Department of Information Technology

  • Support to the IT team members (e.g. training/meeting/events supporting)
  • IT documents preparation
  • IT project research or study
  • Help build or develop tools to improve working efficiencies

Department of Merchandising

  • Provide assistance and secretarial support to merchandising department
  • Conduct merchandise report with the usage of Excel, PowerPoint
  • Translate documents
  • Any other duties assigned by line-manager

Department of Store Operation

  • Research out the best practice by visiting markets/interviewing expertise/Consolidating feedbacks/etc.
  • Sort out and analyze the data/materials for operational initiatives plan and management
  • Operational Projects coordination and Collaterals Supporting
  • ZIPLINE platform supporting: Field communications preparation/Library maintenance and upgrading/etc.
  • General Operational administration

Department of Research and Strategy Development

  • Data collection: External: desk-top research; Internal: from Finance/IM, etc.
  • Data analysis: Data cleanse; Data crunching
  • Document/presentation creation (PPT)

Number of Opening(s):    1 each department

Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates: (Monday to Friday, June

22 –August 14, 2020):    Full time/Five days a week (For 8 weeks)

Local Language:      Chinese

Local Language needed:  See requirements below


Department of Business Development

  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Capable of working and communicating in both Chinese and English
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Fast learner and comfortable to handle complex situations
  • Good team player with positive attitude
  • Major in Economics and Management preferred

Department of Brand Marketing

  • Punctual, reliable and eager
  • Positive attitude and work ethic
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to
  • Prioritize in a changing environment
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and follow- up skills
  • Proactive problem prevention and issue resolution leadership ability
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet, and Outlook required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Department of Communication

  • Strong writer in both English and Chinese
  • Experience/competence in PowerPoint highly desired
  • Attention to details, highly organized with demonstrated project management and planning skills
  • Takes initiative; eager to learn and open to coaching and feedback
  • Inquisitive, enthusiastic and willing to take on different types of work and able to multi-task
  • Daring to speak up and bring a fresh point of view
  • Professional; exhibits good judgment and is able to keep information confidential when required.

Department of Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Excellent oral/written skills for both English and Chinese.
  • Ability to handle large amounts of data and multi-task, excellent excel & presentation skills
  • Highly detailed oriented; Self-motivated.
  • Major in Finance a plus

Department of Human Resources and Recruiting Team

  • Interested in working in Human Resources or Staffing
  • Can be a self-starter, and have the ability to communicate and interface effectively with different levels of employees
  • Capable of working in both Chinese and English;
  • HR, Psychology, Marketing, Communication related majors are preferred but not required
  • Creative, experience in digital recruiting and project management is preferred.

Department of Information Technology

  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Capable of working and communicating in both Chinese and English
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Passionate and willing to learn
  • Good team player with positive attitude
  • Major in Computer Science, Data analytics related preferred

Department of Merchandising

  • Capable of working and communicating in both Chinese and English
  • Standard expression, smooth and can adapt to a different language style requirement
  • Strong ability of office software, especially of Excel, PowerPoint
  • Have knowledge of fabrics will be plus

Department of Store Operation

  • Capable of working and communicating in both Chinese and English
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Open mindset & Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Good organizational & coordination skills
  • PC skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Written in English fluency, with conversational English fluency as a plus

Department of Research and Strategy Development

  • Solid history of superior personal achievement in school
  • Highly motivated to achieve desired goals and objectives
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly PowerPoint and Excel
  • Fluency in Mandarin and English, written and verbal
  • Prefer major in Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, Engineering and related disciplines
China (PRC)
City or Cities: 
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and coterms who are undergraduates in all majors, including undeclared. Coterm students must still have undergraduate status. MA students in the Center for East Asian Studies are also eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be current Stanford students during the internship period. Seniors must postpone graduation paperwork until the internship ends, but may participate in commencement. For summer graduation requirements, including details regarding enrollment requirements and information about participation in the June commencement ceremonies, students should contact their major department's student services office and Registrar's Office for graduation quarter petition.
  • Preferably, before beginning their internships, selected candidates should have taken at least one course regarding the internship region. The course can be taken in the spring quarter. 

For more internship positions provided by the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program, please see our internship listing

Each applicant can apply for a maximum of two program-arranged positions. If you apply more than two positions, we will only accept the first two applications based on the time of your submission. 

For more information, please see Eligibility and Stipend.

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