Careers

Internships

What are you hoping for in your career? A challenging work environment that feeds your imagination and supports your growth? Opportunities to use your skills? A chance to stretch your limits and contribute meaningfully to a dynamic team? Are you looking for an environment that fosters growth, both personally and professionally?

Mattel offers summer internship programs in many of its locations worldwide to provide talented students with challenging real-world experiences in their field of study.

U.S. Locations

MBA, graduate and undergraduate student internships are typically 12 weeks, with various start dates. Both MBA and undergraduate interns receive standard pay rates.

The Internship program is coordinated through the Talent Acquisition team, who work with the various divisions and departments of Mattel to recruit and select interns, as well as plan and organize the events and activities held throughout the internship.

Internship opportunities include:

MBA Internships

Mattel offers challenging summer internships for MBA students enrolled full-time in an accredited program. The internship is to be completed the summer between the first and second year of their program. MBA internships are offered by many divisions within the company, including, but not limited to, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain and Human Resources. These unique opportunities provide project-based work that requires teamwork, ingenuity and creativity, as well as tactical responsibilities that expose the intern first-hand to the experiences of a full-time employee.

The interns learn the complexities of the department to which they are assigned, spend time with senior level executives, attend "Meet & Eat" presentations and seminars, take field trips to enhance their understanding of the company's various operations, and, of course, attend a few social events.

Undergraduate Internships

Design Internships — The Design and Development team offers two types of unique internship opportunities:

  • Design — This assignment is ideal for students who have a general understanding of design principles and practices and possess good problem-solving skills. Interns are responsible for the design and development of medium complexity projects.
  • Engineering — This assignment is a good fit for students who have a general understanding of common engineering principles and practices, and possess skills in CAD/CAM, drafting and mechanical schematics. Interns are also required to have good project management skills.

General Internships — There are also general undergraduate internship and other opportunities available, based on department needs and local markets. Departments that typically hire interns include IT, Supply Chain and Human Resources, though additional departments participate as well.

INROADS Internships — INROADS is a non-profit career development organization whose mission is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. Mattel selects a pre-determined number of INROADS candidates who best meet the company's needs.

All internship candidates must be enrolled in an accredited MBA, Graduate or Undergraduate program at the time of the internship. If you’re interested in applying for an internship in the U.S., please click here to search current opportunities.

Non-U.S. Locations

We also have MBA, graduate and undergraduate internships available at many of our worldwide locations. These vary in length and are offered in a variety of functions according to local market needs. If you’re interested in internship opportunities outside the U.S., be sure to check back in the coming weeks on the individual locations pages to view available positions.

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