Students take big steps in Bass Pro Shops summer intern program

Gearing up students for their careers

Over the past 10 weeks, 41 interns from 20 states partnered with our team to produce projects, conduct research and gain valuable experience as they helped us inspire others to get outdoors.

Students and young professionals came from 20 states

The Bass Pro Shops summer internship program creates opportunities for students to gain experience and develop leadership skills, while networking and setting themselves up for future success as professionals in their chosen fields.

Here are a few of the 2021 Bass Pro Shops summer interns, reflecting on their experiences.

Carson, White River Marine Group Marketing intern

Marketing major at the University of Missouri

Key responsibilities: Assisting with a social media campaign and learning about SEO strategies for boat dealers

After only four days in the office as a new intern, I was chosen to be sent for a week to the Bassmaster Classic, a tournament in Fort Worth, Texas. I learned fast that this tournament was the ‘Super Bowl’ of bass fishing, and Bass Pro Shops was a valued vendor at the event. I was so impressed by all the demos, displays, and vendors. I engaged in personal and business conversations, which were at a whole new level to me. I enjoyed this opportunity to experience both in-office work duties and out-of-office events.”

Hannah, Merchandising intern

Studied Apparel and Textiles, and Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at Kansas State University

Key responsibilities: Booking orders for spring 2022 styles and presenting new style concepts that use sustainable materials

“My favorite part of my internship was working cross-functionally with departments on sustainability initiatives. I was able to meet so many people and was exposed to various sides of the business.”

Luis, White River Marine Group accounting intern

Accounting major at University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

Key responsibilities: Conducting daily audits and reconciliations

“My favorite part of the internships were the connections and friendships I built. Being able to explore the outdoors with other interns was just as rewarding.”

Peyton, Human Resources intern

Business Management major at Evangel University

Key responsibilities: Updating outdated job descriptions and assisting with other HR projects related to onboarding and recruiting

“I was truly amazed by the willingness of others to help me learn and offer their career insight and advice. The HR team specifically was so welcoming and truly made me feel excited to come to work each day.”

Samantha, White River Marine Group Environmental Health and Safety intern

Environmental Health and Safety Management major at Pittsburg State University

Key responsibilities: Implementing a safety program for hot work areas and assisting with corrective safety actions

“I enjoyed getting the opportunity to make changes at the plant and seeing them come to fruition, and working with our Outfitters by just ensuring their health and safety.”

Shaede, White River Marine Group Engineering intern

Mechanical Engineering major at Lake Superior State University

Key responsibilities: Helping with robotic programming and coordinating projects for the improvement of robotic cells

My favorite part of the internship was definitely the people. I have met so many nice, funny people during my time here.”

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