At rue21, college students can find incredible internships and new grads are always welcome. Working for rue21 is more than a career. It’s a passion. Our people love what they do and it shows through our brand and in our stores every day. This is a place where you can grow and develop your skills. Where unlimited opportunity is offered to those who work hard and achieve results. Where you will be challenged every day to step out of your comfort zone and accomplish extraordinary things.

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rue21 students and new grads

go beyond boundaries

  • We’re a company that is making a big impact on the market and it all starts in our corporate offices.
  • While we’re constantly growing, we still encompass an entrepreneurial spirit that can be felt in our office every day.
  • At rue21 you’ll have the opportunity to work on real projects — not just grab coffee for your boss.
  • From employee wellness programs to employee events, our unique culture is as exciting as our brand.

Our People

  • Growing team

    My experience at rue21 has been greater than I could have ever imagined. Throughout my internship, I learned what it takes to be a buyer and how no day is ever the same. I was lucky to be on a growing team, which taught me that it's important to take initiative and be a go-getter.

    Carly Buying Intern
    rue21 intern testimonial, Buying Intern, Carly

    Growing team

  • Career-Changing

    The 12-week internship at rue21 was the most valuable and career-changing experience in my life. I’ve made numerous business and personal relationships that I will cherish for the rest of my career. It has really shaped me into the driven, intellectual and goal-oriented person I am today.

    Brian Buying Intern
    rue21 new graduate testimonial, Buying Intern, Brian


  • Expand your Horizons

    As an intern at rue21, you will have a wide range of experiences and opportunities. The work that interns do is valued and taken seriously, and that is both unique and remarkable. It’s a fantastic opportunity to expand your horizons and professional network.

    Marie Associate Project Manager
    rue21 intern testimonial Associate Project Manager, Marie

    Expand your Horizons

  • Be the Best

    I started as an intern last year and since then, rue21 has allowed me to grow and develop in so many ways. Everyone is always encouraging and pushing me to be the best I can be. There is tremendous opportunity here and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me here at rue21.

    Kelsey Talent Acquisition Coordinator
    rue21 new graduate testimonial, Talent Acquisition Coordinator, Angela

    Be the Best

  • Never Stand Still

    At rue21, we never stand still. I knew from the moment I walked in that I wanted to be part of that energy. The fast–paced environment is perfect for interns and new grads. The atmosphere is so welcoming and you truly learn something different every day.

    Courtney Brand Marketing Assistant
    rue21 new graduate testimonial, Brand Marketing Assistant, Courtney

    Never Stand Still

  • Rewarding

    At rue21, they really value the opinion of the younger generation, which makes you, as an employee, feel valued. It is very rare, yet so rewarding, to find a company that makes individuals feel so appreciated in their first career. The culture is fun, outgoing and fast–paced.

    Tyla Employee Relations Assistant
    rue21 new graduate testimonial, Employee Relations Assistant, Tyla


Internships at rue21

An internship at rue21 means opportunity. We rely on our interns to help with key projects and drive initiatives that directly affect the business. Our interns get to work with some of the best in the industry to develop their skills and gain hands–on experience.

  • Corporate internships are available in a variety of departments, including Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Merchandising, Planning & Allocation and Supply Chain.
  • The 12–week program at our corporate office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, offers an in–depth look at the retail industry — and at rue21.
  • You’ll be given real responsibilities and opportunities to network with leaders in your department.
  • You’ll visit a store and distribution center, learn about our business units, give a presentation to senior management and enjoy social events.
  • Exceptional interns have received offers upon completion of the program.

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rue21 interns discussing a project

believe you can make a difference

Every year, we attend colleges and career fairs to find potential interns. You can also apply online for internships. If you’re a fit, expect to be contacted by a recruiter for a phone interview. Final candidates will be asked to come in to our corporate offices to interview with team members from their prospective departments.

new grads at rue21

You’ve just graduated and you’re ready to make your mark. rue21 is a great place for you to grow and develop your skills. Not only do we invest in our employees by offering personal and professional development programs, we also offer a unique culture with a fun and collaborative work environment. As part of our team, you will be given the opportunity to make a difference and own your career path.

help us change things up

  • rue21 offers several growth and development programs to our employees. Our LEAD (Learn, Enhance, Achieve, Develop) program provides leadership and development training.
  • We also promote personal growth and wellness through our People First and imprueve programs.
  • Our culture is fast–paced, innovative and entrepreneurial, allowing new grads the opportunity to explore and achieve their career goals.
  • At rue21, employees are encouraged to think outside the box and present new ways of doing things.
  • We believe knowledge is power and offer tuition reimbursement for associates who want to further their education.
  • You are encouraged to connect and work with senior leaders to drive growth and impact the business.
  • Sales Audit, Planning & Allocation, Payroll and Merchandising are just a few of the departments that regularly have entry–level openings for new grads.


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