Supply Chain DC Leadership Summer Intern in Roanoke, VA at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 1/6/2020

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Supply Chain DC Leadership Summer Intern

Schedule: 40hrs/week // May 25 - July 31, 2020

Location: Roanoke, Virginia

Internship Overview:

Advance Auto Parts isn’t just your local auto parts store. We are a fortune 500 company with a deep understanding of the importance of providing a best in class summer internship program. We are always looking for ways to better our strategies and broaden our horizons; which is why we are excited to build a diverse team of 80+ interns across the country. Advance Auto Parts offers a 10 week paid internship that hands on experience in supply chain, inventory management, and leadership.  Another component of the internship is being paired with an experienced mentor who will help guide your experience as you move through a series of rotations focused on learning different aspects of Advanced Auto Parts business.

This isn’t a job shadow opportunity, this internship is the chance to get involved, contribute and truly experience being part of a great team. During your 10 week internship you will experience a fast paced culture, working on a team focused on growing the business every day. You’ll also have the opportunity to:

  • Gain understanding of dynamics in one of AAP's largest Distribution Centers
  • Understand inventory management and merchandising
  • Learn how to analyze data and leverage selling tools to grow sales and profit
  • Immerse yourself in the organization through hands-on work experience with a focus on leadership
  • Build strong networks with leaders across the organization
  • Develop leadership and influencing skills
  • Interact with our top executive staff members for your final project presentation

Additional Internship Program Details:

  • Weekly Lunch & Learns with our Senior Executives (including CEO)
  • Partner with a seasoned Mentor during program and beyond
  • Various trainings throughout program that include Diversity & Inclusion Training, Career Pathing, Resume Workshop and more
  • Collaborate and partner with a large intern network and other Team members across various areas of our company
  • Final project presentation to our leaders at end of program
  • End of program Summit in Raleigh, NC

    In order to be successful as an AAP Sales Leadership Intern, you must possess strong interpersonal, planning and organizational skills along with a strong sense of commitment. You must have a desire for continuous improvement and take initiative in your personal development and job responsibilities.


  • Problem Solver
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to multi-task or handle competing priorities
  • Interest in function/discipline
  • Demonstrated leadership experiences within sports, classroom, and/or community
  • Organization involvement (student, professional, or community)
  • Well-developed mathematical and analytical skills. 
  • Must be able to analyze data, draw conclusions and create solutions and methodologies and implement them

Position Requirements:

  • Undergraduate student in an accredited college/university, preferably, but not limited to the status of a rising junior or rising senior at the time of the program
  • Actively pursuing a Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing as well as access to a vehicle
  • Effective oral and written communication skills (Spanish is a plus)

Position Demands: 

 Ability to lift and carry items weighing as much as 50 lbs., ability to climb, stoop, kneel, push and pull