University Recruiting

Campus Activity & Internships

At Academy Sports + Outdoors, we are committed to our purpose of making it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoors. In an industry that is constantly evolving, we take pride in having the most knowledgeable and talented team members in place to drive our business and maintain our position as a leading sports and outdoor retailer. By partnering with universities across our footprint, we aim to attract the top students to join our team!   

If being part of a dynamic team in a fast-paced retail environment is what you are looking for, then the Academy internship program is the perfect place for you. As an Academy Sports + Outdoors intern, you will have the opportunity to gain corporate work experience with a leading sporting goods retailer. Our 10-week internship program is designed to provide all interns with technical training, challenging work, formal mentorship, professional development and networking opportunities with fellow Academy team members. We hope that your experience with us inspires you to consider Academy Sports + Outdoors when looking to start your career.  

We are looking for students who are eager to learn, are task-oriented, and can bring great communication skills to Academy Sports + Outdoors! Read on for more information about our internship positions!  

 

Finance/Internal Audit Internship:   

As the Finance/Internal Audit intern, you will work on a team and be assigned a challenging, business-impacting project that will influence the way we do business. Interns will evaluate the systems and processes to ensure compliance with Academy's policies, plans, procedures, as well as laws and regulations governing Academy. The team of professionals will provide guidance and leadership during your summer and will teach you best practices to be a successful Accounting/Finance professional in the future!

Assistant Buyer/Merchant Internships:   

With several Buying offices to choose from, such as Apparel, Footwear, Sports & Recreation, and Outdoor, you will have the opportunity to work as part of one of these exciting teams as a Buying intern. You will be surrounded by the professionals who are responsible for packing our shelves with the best assortment of brands at everyday low prices in our 245+ stores. During the course of your summer, you will receive a comprehensive experience of what it takes to be a successful Merchant at Academy Sports + Outdoors!

Global Sourcing/ Supply Chain Internships:   

The Global Sourcing intern will have the opportunity to work on one of our many teams, including, Product Development, Technical Design, Quality Assurance and Sourcing & Production. You will work side by side with the professionals who are responsible for developing and placing the products that are seen in our 245+ stores! During the course of your summer, you will get a first look of our end to end process and what it takes to be a successful Global Sourcing professional at Academy Sports + Outdoors!

Human Resources Internships:   

As the Corporate HR or Learning & Development intern, you will be surrounded by a group of HR professionals who are dedicated to supporting our team members and all of our business functions. You will have the chance to make a positive impact on the Academy Sports + Outdoors team member culture and will work on projects that will influence the future of the entire organization.

IT Internships:   

The Academy Sports + Outdoors IT organization is continually pushing the boundaries of our business’ capabilities and is dedicated to ensuring technology remains ahead of the ever-changing digital age. Internship positions are available in Business Intelligence, Solution Delivery, Infrastructure, Cloud, functional areas. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work with our top-notch IT professionals on challenging and rewarding projects.

Marketing/eCommerce Internships:   

With internship opportunities in various areas of the Academy Sports + Outdoors marketing group, you will have the opportunity to be a part of our communications process. The hands-on projects you will be assigned will build your marketing strategy and communication skills, while providing you with an insider’s view of how Academy takes its message to market in both digital and traditional channels.

Planning & Allocation Internships:   

With internship opportunities in the various areas of the Academy Sports + Outdoors’ Planning & Allocation group such as Demand Planning, Store Allocation, Strategic Pricing, and Space Planning, you will have the opportunity to work on projects that directly impact the customer’s shopping experience, both in store and online.

Procurement Internships:   

During an exciting internship in the Procurement department, you will have the chance to gain visibility to the inner-workings of the RFP process and vendor selection/management through competitive bids for indirect products and services for the company. During your time at Academy Sports + Outdoors, you will work alongside procurement professionals who play a key role to our business.

Store Operations Internships:   

As the Store Operations intern, you will work on a team and be assigned a project that challenges you to analyze current processes and make recommendations for improvement that will contribute to the forward momentum of our business. The team of professionals in this department will provide guidance and leadership during your summer at Academy Sports + Outdoors and will teach you what it takes to be a successful Store Ops professional in the future!

University Partnerships and Upcoming Visits:   

  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Houston
  • Texas State University
  • Louisiana State University