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Discover why interning at Zappos is unlike any other job on the planet!

What is the Zappos College Internship Program?

The Fall application window is officially closed. Please check back in early Spring semester (late January/early February) for our Spring application window!

When you intern with Zappos, you get more than just "real world work experience." You become part of our family. Our core values are embodied in every aspect of the program that sums to an incredible journey that will enable you to enter the workforce with ninja-like skills and a sunny disposition. When you work with us, you gain 1,500 friends

who form a support system that's the cat's pajamas. And the perks! In addition to being paid an hourly rate, Zappos summer interns receive free food and drinks on our campus, access to social and community service events, 40% off on and may qualify for corporate housing and transition assistance.

How to Qualify for a Summer Internship:
  • Must currently be enrolled as a full-time student at a U.S. accredited university in pursuit of a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
  • Must be a Junior/Senior that will graduate between May 2016 - June 2017.
  • Must be able to relocate to Las Vegas from Monday, June 13th, 2016 – Friday, August 19th, 2016 (10 weeks) for the duration of the internship. (Don’t worry, we won’t make you hitchhike. We will assist with relocation and housing!).

Internship FAQ's

Being an Insider gives you access to learn more about Zappos, internships, and when the application window opens up.

Awesome! Thanks for becoming an Insider! Once the application window opens up, you will need to fill out an application for one of our internship positions that you are interested in. (To apply you click on the green “apply” button during the application window.) After you apply, a virtual interview and challenge will be sent to you and you must complete both to be considered. From there, the hiring teams will choose their top candidates that will be flown out for a 2-day event, which includes a tour of the campus and onsite interviews.

Great question! Yes, you must apply during the application window to be considered for one of our internship positions. (Then complete the corresponding virtual interview & challenge for that position.)

While we wish we could be as fast as Superman when it comes to this, we advise applicants that it will take a few weeks.

We open the application for a short period during the beginning of Fall and Spring semesters. If you miss the deadline, you will have to wait until the next semester to apply and make sure that you meet the internship requirements.

To be eligible for our internship program, you currently need to be:

  • Currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university
  • A junior or senior status pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree
  • Have an expected graduation date between May 2016 and June 2017

Unfortunately, not for a summer internship. But cheer up, buttercup! Keep us in mind when you do become eligible in the future. Also, you can definitely become an Insider and show interest in a full-time position.

Yes, of course! As long as you meet the eligibility requirements, international students are definitely hire-able as interns under the F-1 Visa with the necessary paperwork to work in the United States. You just must be attending an accredited U.S. university.

We offer internships in various positions in Merchandising, Technology, Business, and Creative Services.

That is completely up to you! A video cover letter allows us to see your personality, which is why we love them as much as animals, rainbows, and food.

That’s correct! (Honestly, though, who would want to be in Vegas during any other time other than summertime?)

10 weeks, also known as, the best time of your life!

We have been able to convert many of our past interns into full-time hires. However, we are unable to guarantee a full-time position after the internship.

Yeppers! We try to find the best housing to accommodate the summer interns each year.

You'll put your passion to work and build a strong, well-rounded skill set that will catalyze your career (it could make you funnier and better looking, but no promises). Zappos interns work within our teams to drive projects and make a meaningful impact on the company, while building a positive team and family spirit through professional and social events. No coffee runs for our interns! Prepare to make meaningful connections with Zappos team members and memories that will last a lifetime.

Yes! Although, we do pay you in twinkies! (Just kidding! We promise we pay you in real money.)

While we wish we could give all the benefits to Zappos interns, only full-time employees are able to receive benefits. You do get the 40% discount, though (wink wink nudge nudge)!

Yes, you do! Your flight to and from Vegas will be paid for by us. If you decide to drive to Vegas with your car, we will reimburse you for your gas expenses. Also, we will assist you in shipping some of your personal goods and items to and from Vegas.

It is not required that you bring your car. However, if you want to explore Las Vegas and go on weekend road trips, you may want to bring your own mode of transportation.

Downtown Las Vegas is where Zapponians work, live, and play. You’ll find local cafes and shops, the hippest bars, the best places to eat, an adult playground, a doggy park, a thriving entrepreneurship and tech scene, and a focus on arts, music, and culture. But the best thing you will find is a sense of community. For more information, please visit:

Besides playing tourist and sightseeing on the strip, there are top-notch restaurants, clubs, grand entertainment shows that you won’t be able to watch anywhere, malls and outlets galore, and recreational activities and areas (like Red Rock and Mount Charleston) to keep yourself active. And if you’re into road trips, Los Angeles is about 4 hours away and Zion National Park in Utah is about 3 hours away.

Interns Benefit from Core Value #7: Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit

Zappos is committed to providing a cutting-edge internship experience where you’ll work within our teams to drive projects and make a meaningful impact on the company. No coffee runs for our interns! (Unless, of course, you are talking about grabbing yourself an extra-foamy, skim latte from the Z Café on campus!) As a company, we value building a positive team and family spirit through professional and social events that will allow you to make meaningful connections with Zappos team members and leaders.

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We have Internship Positions in Various Departments

Students who are currently enrolled and working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a projected graduation date that falls between May 2016 and June 2017 are eligible to apply for our summer internships. We are looking for significant coursework or extracurricular work in the targeted area. Above all, we look for candidates who can be stewards of our most important asset, our culture. We created ten core values to more clearly define what exactly the Zappos Family culture is. When searching for potential employees, we’re looking for people who both understand the need for these core values and are willing to embrace and embody them.


We help buy the stuff, trend and forecast what gets sold on our website. (We shop and crunch the numbers for products!)


We build, maintain and manage the website. (Some say we are trendy nerds!)


We keep the company operating from the corporate side. (We run the numbers, market, and hire!)

Creative Services

We upload and photograph product, create copy and design landing pages. (We make the website pretty!)

Advantages of Becoming an Insider

  • Get top consideration for openings as they become available
  • See who you know at Zappos and ask for a referral
  • Stay in-the-know about the latest news and happenings
  • Chat with your Zappos Ambassador
  • Gain exclusive access to online events and REAL Zappos employees
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