Merchandise Internships

Cedar Point Sandusky, OH

About the Job


This internship position is available in Sandusky, Ohio for our Summer Season (May 2021 – August 2021). The ideal candidate would be available January – August. On-site housing is available as well as many other benefits.


Cedar Point – An Internship Like No Other.


With Cedar Point Amusement Park being "The Roller Coaster Capital of the World®," we are always taking thrills to the next level because it is what we do! We're bold. We're daring. We provide the best service to every guest, every day, every time. Take a ride on one of our 18 coasters, or cool off at our water park, Cedar Point Shores. With all of our thrills we have to offer, we are the number one destination for fun for all ages!


Need an internship to earn your degree? Want to experience working at one of the greatest amusement parks in the country? Cedar Point is the place for you! Internships for all college students are available, including freshman and sophomore students! The internship experience combines Cedar Point business needs with college level internship requirements. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to grow and learn the entertainment industry through hands-on exposure to day-to-day operational tasks within your assigned Division. You will be responsible for providing excellent guest service and utilizing leadership skills while collaborating on group projects to ensure a successful operation.


Cedar Point offers a dynamic, diverse, and inclusive working environment with benefits that include admission to all Cedar Fair parks, discounts at local and in-park stores and restaurants, park courtesy tickets for friends and family, low-cost dormitory-style housing, access to world-class rides and attractions, and beautiful sunsets from our mile-long beach. You will network and meet others from all around the world. Cedar Point will even offer you developmental programs such as our Young Professionals Club and FUNdamentals of Leadership.


Successful Cedar Point Interns Have the Ability to:

  • Take initiative and maintain the company’s reputation and dedication to safety, service, courtesy, cleanliness, and integrity.
  • Work collaboratively in a team setting and work independently.
  • Utilize strong written and verbal communication skills, including speaking in front of groups.
  • Utilize problem solving skills, including working in a fast-paced, service-focused culture.
  • Demonstrate strong time management, planning, and organizational skills in order to optimize productivity.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs.
  • Ability to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by state or provincial law.
  • Ability to pass a background check, if 18 years of age or older, which may include, but is not limited to, credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education and personal references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state, or provincial law.

  • Retail Management

Preferred Majors: Business Management, Retail Management, Business, Sales


Intern Description: In this role interns will manage staff and retail locations. Interns will have direct access to the full time management team. You will gain experience in leadership, scheduling, time management, product fulfillment, visual merchandising, associate motivation and team development.


*Previous retail experience is required for the position.


  • Merchandise Auditor (3)

Preferred Majors: Finance, Accounting


Intern Description: In this role interns will thoroughly review and research variances for all retail locations. Run daily revenue reports per location, conduct audits on associates, investigate transactions and work closely with the leadership team and revenue accounting.


  • Data Entry (3)

Preferred Majors: Data Analytics, Business Administration


Intern Description: in this position interns will be experts in inputting transfers and fulfilment. They will verify paper work involving inventory and develop relationships with the leadership teams and the warehouse.


  • Supply Chain (2)

Preferred Majors: Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Fashion Merchandising


Intern Description: Interns will be responsible for providing support to the team within the warehouse by rotating through all operating functions. Individuals must be comfortable in a leadership role, leading projects, and ensuring efficiency. During this internship, responsibilities include but are not limited to, pulling orders, assisting with loading and unloading deliveries, inventory management, receiving, labeling, storing, delivering, and organizing warehouse inventory. Interns will be responsible for the operations of the mail-room. Interns will be trained on the functions of data works, driving and operating forklifts and box trucks.


  • Retail Location Planner (3)

Preferred Majors: Fashion Merchandising, Supply Chain, Business Management


Intern Description: In this position interns will have a direct impact on the retail business at Cedar Point. They will utilize reporting and analyze data to drive decision making around assortment and in store displays. They will communicate and partner with in store leaders to discuss business needs and guests requests. They will review analytics to optimize business results and to drive revenue at each retail location. In this role interns will also work closely with buyers and retail managers. Interns will gain experience in product development, buying, setting store displays and organizing floor sets. Interns will also be trained in Retail Warehouse Operations and Data Reporting.


  • Retail Event Planner (1)

Preferred Majors: Event Planning, Hospitality, Management


Intern Description: In this position interns will have a key role in planning and executing the retail portion of the major events that Cedar Point hosts each season. The intern will set retail locations, work with outside vendors and other Cedar Point divisions. In addition to the major events the intern will also be responsible for planning all associates events within the Retail Division at Cedar Point.