Presidential Associate Summer 2022 Internship Program – ALL TRACKS

Employer The Estée Lauder Companies
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Type Full time
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Posted on October 4, 2021



The Summer 2022 Presidential Associate (PA) Internship Program is part of the CEO Global Presidential Program. The full-time Presidential Associate Program is an intensive, 18-month rotational program specially designed for recent graduates with a Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS). This program integrates customized professional rotations, continuous leadership development, coaching, mentoring, hands-on practical experience, group networking opportunities, and strategic thinking initiatives to optimize talent and build business acumen and capability. It capitalizes on the participants’ creativity, learning agility and innovation to create bespoke, high-touch experiences that will accelerate career growth.

The Estée Lauder Companies offers graduates students the opportunity to participate in the Summer Presidential Associate Internship Program between their junior and senior years of college. The 10-week Summer Internship Program offers participants an opportunity to work in one critical area of the business under the guidance and sponsorship of a key executive.

The CEO Global Presidential Program Tracks

The program tracks are linked to the strategic focus of the business and are subject to change based on business needs.

  • Marketing
  • Online
  • Creative / Design
  • Human Resources


The Marketing track provides Summer PA Interns with exposure in the key areas of consumer, product, and digital marketing. The Marketing Summer PA Intern will have the opportunity to interact with senior executives within our powerhouse of brands and functions. Participants will also gain exposure to the global marketing strategy of the organization and how it is implemented throughout the regions and affiliates around the world. They will be given challenging projects and will have the opportunity to collaborate with cross-functional partners i.e., Product Development, Creative, Finance, Demand Planning or Global Brand Supply Chain. The Marketing Summer PA Intern will gain a comprehensive understanding of ELC brand marketing calendars and learn to master the art of conducting business and competitive analysis.

Sample Internship  Assignments:

  • North America Consumer Engagement, Clinique
  • Global Product Marketing, La Mer
  • Global Consumer Insights, MAC Cosmetics


The Online track focuses on the increasingly important role of e/m-commerce and digital innovation in today’s retail landscape. The Online Summer PA Intern will be exposed to various functions within our Online division with a focus on e-commerce, merchandising analytics, and omnichannel initiatives while being a part of a fast-growing area of the business.

Sample Internship Assignments:

  • North America E-commerce, Bobbi Brown
  • Omnichannel
  • Online Customer Acquisition and Retention

Creative / Design
The Creative / Design track focuses on the growing importance of the creative skillsets in the areas of visual merchandising, store design, package design, and digital asset creation. The Creative / Design PA will be exposed to different areas of the business such as in-store merchandising, in-store collateral, special events, windows, merchandising units, design development and execution in different brands and functions at The Estée Lauder Companies.

Sample Internship Assignments:

  • Global and North America Store Design, Origins
  • Visual Merchandising Design, Tom Ford Beauty
  • Digital Asset Shooting Hub at the Estée Lauder Companies Online

Human Resources

The Human Resources track promotes a focus on the strategic priorities within the Centers of Excellence in Global Human Resources. The Human Resources Summer PA Intern will be assigned challenging projects and well-rounded experiences that will provide them the opportunity to be strategic business partners, working with all levels of management. The Human Resources Summer PA Intern will work on projects related to ELC’s objective of attracting, hiring, retaining, and developing top talent.

Sample Internship Assignments:

  • Human Resources Business Partner, Clinique
  • Global Talent
  • Global Learning and Capability Building

The Summer PA Internship Program offers participants:

  • Challenging and engaging experiences within critical business functions, working under the guidance and sponsorship of a key executive, while contributing as a functioning member of a team.
  • A suite of activities ranging from senior management presentations to professional development programs.
  • Corporate business overview with William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman, or Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Program leaders committed to the development of each summer intern—as a member of this program, you will develop the skills and experience needed to accelerate your career 


  • A rising senior at the undergraduate level
  • Relevant internship or work experience
  • Demonstrated record of achievement as well as strong interpersonal skills and leadership skills
  • Global exposure/study abroad is a plus

Work Authorization

  • Please note the Presidential Associate Program does not offer sponsorship
  • We require US work authorization, without restriction, for all Summer PA Intern candidates

Please specify where you are authorized to work as well as your functional area of interest (i.e. Marketing, Human Resources, Online, etc.) in your cover letter.

Apply here.