Internships and Early Career Programs

Join a team that delivers for customers.

Summer internship program
Rotational program
Merchandising training academy
Co-op program

Paid programs • Mentorship • Full time opportunities

Thank you for visiting our Early Career Programs page.  We update our job opportunities on a regular basis, so please continue to periodically check for new positions.

The next generation of leaders starts here.

Explore programs to experience Staples in the most authentic way. You’ll interact on the job with diverse individuals, learn from their different expertise, and build career-readiness skills. See where your future can go with Staples.  We offer many different career paths in sales, technology, e-commerce, merchandising, marketing, finance, supply chain and more. The environment you’re in and the path you’re on are important to us.


Our early career program helps you grow.

  • Go beyond classroom knowledge and gain workplace experience
  • Enjoy networking and mentor time with senior leaders
  • Explore career options and develop transferable skills
  • Experience a supportive work environment and challenging assignments
  • Thrive in a setting full of professional-development opportunities
  • Spend time at regular, planned events that foster social connectedness at work​
  • Explore full-time opportunities with a clear growth path​
  • Be inspired by University Recruiters that double as personal Career Coaches​​​​​​​​

Learn more about early career programs at Staples.


Internship Program

Our 11-week (June - August) summer internship program shows what it’s like to work at Staples as a full-time employee. You’ll be assigned real projects, work with your team, and contribute directly to your team’s goals and objectives. Rising juniors and seniors are eligible.


Co-Op Program

Our six-month (January or July start date) co-op program partnered with Northeastern University gives you real work experience, aligning you to strategic projects. It provides you with the ability to choose a specialized path in Automation & Robotics, Transportation, Global Design, Operational Research, and Supply Chain Data Scientists.  Graduate students are eligible.


Rotational Program

Our 2-year (January or June start date) rotational program consists of four 6-month rotations on different teams over the course of the program. Choose a specialized path – finance, digital business, Staples Digital Solutions, and Data Analytics – and work on projects with four different functional groups. This program provides a wide scope of experience to pursue a fulfilling career path, learning how we build connections to live by our values. Designed for recent and upcoming university graduates.


Merchandising Training Academy

Everyone comes to us with their own special talents. Our goal is to provide the tools you need to self-develop and own your growth. That is why we built the Merchant Academy with a 6-month training program, custom-built to give you the essentials to be a world-class Merchant. This learning path will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to deliver a great experience to our customers and further grow your career.


Sales University Program

The University Sales Program prides itself on helping students develop a rewarding career in sales. In this state-of-the-art sales program, we can take someone right out of college with little to no professional work experience, and groom them into top-performing outside sales representatives. You will start as a B2B Territory Sales Representative, where you will participate in instructor-led and on-the-job training for two months, learning about the company, and the products we sell while developing sales skills you’ll need to ensure you are successful. After several successful months, you will be on your way to your first promotion with Staples!

No results for "${pageStateData.searchKeyword}"

No results for "${pageStateData.placeVal}"

Would you like to consider the job categories below?

Not seeing the opportunity you are looking for?

Join our talent network to learn more about this role and other opportunities with Staples.