Internships

a Publix Summer Intern

Learn While You Work

Want a chance to get real-world experience in the real supermarket industry? Join us today.

Internships at Publix are paid, and you'll work regular hours, just like a real job. Because an internship with us is a job, with real tasks, real deadlines, and real working relationships. When you choose a summer internship at our headquarters in Lakeland, FL, you're welcome to learn while you earn here.

Summer Internship Program

Publix's summer internship lasts 10 to 12 weeks, between May and August, at our company facilities in Lakeland, FL. Interns gain valuable hands-on experience, work on challenging projects, and network with professionals to develop valuable skills beyond what they can learn in a classroom. Interns are offered competitive pay and are generally expected to work 40 hours per week, although this varies by department. We partner with Florida Southern College to provide housing for our out-of-town interns.

As a Publix intern, you would:

  • receive performance evaluations twice during the summer
  • attend luncheons with Publix executives
  • participate in a local community service event
  • be invited to several after-work socials, and
  • give an end-of-summer presentation to a large group of Publix leaders.

Internship Opportunities

Our internship openings vary during the year and each summer. The following departments have hosted an intern.

Interested in an internship?

Applicants must be enrolled in college, meet strict criteria on what major they are pursuing, and meet other requirements based on the department offering the internship. All internship opportunities are posted online at our Publix Jobs Center. The bulk are posted in February, with selections being made by late March for summer internships that begin in mid-May. You must apply online to be considered. Résumés sent by email or mail are not considered applications.

Interested in a Pharmacy internship?

Publix offers a flexible learning environment for pharmacy students enrolled in colleges of pharmacy in the states in which we operate. Pharmacy students, from 1st year through 4th year, use their work experience at Publix Pharmacy to learn more about the career path they have chosen. While working as an intern, students have an opportunity to work alongside licensed pharmacists in a patient-focused environment. In addition to earning state-specific intern hours, gaining work experience prior to graduation provides an opportunity to see first-hand the many clinically-focused programs provided regularly to Publix Pharmacy patients.

If you're interested in working as a Pharmacy intern with Publix, please visit the Job Application Center (JAC) at any Publix store and apply today. Your application will remain active for 30 days.

Interested in a culinary internship?

Publix offers students in culinary arts programs an opportunity to get on-the-job experience in baking, cake decorating, meat cutting, or deli preparations. For more information, please visit the Culinary Internship page.