Planning & Allocation Summer Internship


About Express, Inc.

Express, Inc. is a multi-brand fashion retailer whose portfolio includes Express, Bonobos and UpWest. The Company operates an omnichannel platform as well as physical and online stores. Grounded in a belief that style, quality and value should all be found in one place, Express is a brand with a purpose - We Create Confidence. We Inspire Self-Expression. - powered by a styling community. Bonobos is a menswear brand known for exceptional fit and an innovative retail model. UpWest is an apparel, accessories and home goods brand with a purpose to Provide Comfort for People & Planet.

The Express, Inc. Summer 2024 Internship Program is a 10-week , paid program that offers rising Junior and Senior undergraduates and graduate students the opportunity to work with and learn from experienced professionals while gaining exposure to a multi-brand retail company. The i ntern ship program provide s hands-on experience in an area of interest and cross-functional collaboration while developing valuable professional skills .  

The Planning & Allocation Summer Internship position will support our Express brand. The Summer 2024 Internship P rogram occurs from June 3rd to August 9th. This internship is located at our Express H eadquarters in Columbus, Ohio.

What to Expect During the Express, Inc. Internship Program:
  • Workshops to Develop Professional Skills
  • Networking Sessions with Leaders
  • Cross-Functional Intern Collaboration on Group Project
  • Exposure to Express, Inc. Product
  • Scholarship Opportunity
  • Group Outings and Events


  • Allocate merchandise utilizing a pre-determined allocation strategy
  • Understand allocation strategies and algorithms used in determining store level inventory needs
  • Leverage historical sales information and future forecasts to distribute units to multi-channel businesses
  • Develop department and key item sales and inventory plans that align with company strategy
  • Create choice level sales and buy plans that align with tops down strategy
  • Analyze choice level sales history and use data to inform future buys
  • Analyze and reforecast financial strategies using current trend
  • Analyze size selling information to forecast future size level buys
  • Attend GTM and weekly sales meetings
  • Meet with all areas of the business to understand how your role fits into and supports the GTM process
  • Train in Miscrostrategy database to complete data mining projects
  • Own weekly business reporting

  • Availability to work full time ( 40 hours per week)
  • Preferred GPA at or above 3.2
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (MS Outlook, Word, Excel )
  • Knowledge of Retail Math
  • Seeks out new experiences and knowledge, asks questions and takes notes

To learn more, listen to a podcast with our Program Leader shar ing additional information about the Express, Inc. Internship Program .


An equal opportunity employer, Express, Inc. does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or any other terms and conditions of employment hiring on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected characteristic. Express, Inc. only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States. Express, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation because of a disability to search and apply for a listed job position, please call 1-800-964-9793 and say 'Associate Relations' or send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notification to Agencies : Please note that Express, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express, Inc. will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.