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Summer 2024 Sustainability Intern (US Market) (Buffalo)

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Department: UNIQLO Sustainability

Reporting to: US Sustainability Manager

Start*: June 3, 2024 - July 26, 2024

Duration: about 8 weeks

Location**: On-Site, New York City Headquarters Office (with 25% travel between UNIQLO Soho Store, UNIQLO 5th Ave store, and UNIQLO Warehouse in Phillipsburg, NJ)

*Dates subject to change based on availability

**Candidate is responsible for housing cost


The UNIQLO sustainability internship will offer highly motivated individuals the opportunities to learn about sustainability at UNIQLO and how we prioritize People, Planet, and Society in all that we do. Intern will gain both in-store and headquarters experience to fully grasp the entire UNIQLO business.


1 week in-stores + orientation

7 weeks in NY SSC, SoHo & 5th Ave store, and occasional travel to NJ Phillipsburg Warehouse


1. New Store Opening (NSO) Planning

  • Organize and coordinating new store staff volunteer events
  • Identify community partners in new markets
  • Coordinate RE.UNIQLO bin shipment

2. RE.UNIQLO Program: Conduct compliance requirements

3. Community:

  • Assist with in-person volunteer / cleanups / community events
  • Assist with product and monetary donation coordination

4. Warehouse

  • Support with sorting through unsellable products and identify correct circular system solutions

5. RE.UNIQLO Studios

  • Weekly visits to SoHo/5th Ave RE.UNIQLO Studios
  • Organize events and customer engagement

6. Potential Plastic recycling support in stores

7. Other duties as assigned


  • Enrolled at an accredited university for an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Current Junior class level standing and above, open to all majors (Preferable pursuing a degree or emphasis in sustainability, environmental studies, or other related field of study)
  • Intermediate understanding of sustainability in the clothing industry
  • General understanding of Greenwashing (preferred)
  • General understanding of Circularity in the clothing industry (preferred)
  • Travel 25% of time between SoHo Corporate Office and UNIQLO Soho Store, UNIQLO 5th Ave store, and UNIQLO Warehouse in Phillipsburg, NJ
  • Passion for UNIQLO and the 3 Pillars (People, Planet, Society)
  • Strong leadership experience and work ethic, self-starter and independent
  • Effective communication skills using company platforms, including but not limited to: Microsoft Outlook, Google Suite, etc.

Physical Demands: This position involves constant moving, talking, hearing, reaching, and standing. Involves standing for at least two consecutive hours. Involves lifting at least 30 lbs. May occasionally involve stooping, kneeling, crouching, and climbing ladders. Vision abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. May involve reaching above eye level. Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodations

Salary*: $19/hour, around 30 hours a week, 4 days a week on-site (some weekends required)

*The offered salary or salary range is based on several factors, including, but not limited to, overall experience, relevant experience, education level, certifications, applicable skills and expertise, and location of the position.

We hope to see you soon!

The Company is committed to equal pay initiatives and will not ask candidates for their current or past salary.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Fast Retailing does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, citizenship, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or because of any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Associated topics: intern, internship, semester, trainee
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