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We offer exceptional learning and career development opportunities for students in a dynamic, creative and supportive environment. Our interns’ fresh ideas and perspectives help Mattel deliver on goals and growth objectives while we build a talent pipeline of future leaders.

The Program

Our internship program is driven by a single focus: to find our future leaders. We encourage interns to push boundaries because we want to see how far you might take us some day. We provide you with phenomenal managers, mentors and buddies to help you accomplish more than you would have thought possible. And we team you up with other interns because every great thing that comes out of Mattel is done as a team.

Who We're Looking For

We're looking for the brightest, most innovative students who want to start their Mattel career now and grow their professional prowess. We're looking for people who are ready to help us create the future Mattel.

For more information, please contact internships@mattel.com

The Experience

  • Our location: We’re right in the middle of beaches, amazing food, music, sports, tourist attractions and the cultural hub for art, music, film and more
  • Global network: We have offices in 35 locations for you to gain a truly global perspective
  • Toys: In addition to the discount in our on-site Toy Store, you might get to play with toys as part of your job!
  • On-site conveniences: Fitness center, cafeteria, dry cleaning and car wash
  • Community: Play some volleyball or basketball over lunch, or join an Employee Resource Group
  • Philanthropy: Give back through local philanthropic events
  • Social events: Have some fun in the sun at our employee picnic and other events
  • Celebrity run-ins: You might have them (we do have a Films division, after all)

We do just about everything at Mattel. And we need amazing interns to bring fresh perspective to all of it.

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • HR
  • IT
  • Sales

You'll be teaming up with a cross-functional group of interns to work on a special project assigned by a Mattel committee. (It's kind of a big deal.) You'll have a chance to:

  • Tackle a key area of interest for Mattel from a fresh new angle
  • Get exposure to all areas of the business
  • Process feedback on deliverables along the way
  • Deliver a stellar final presentation to our execs (and blow some socks off)

Meet & Eats, Lunch & Learns, whatever you want to call them…we just call them awesome.

  • Get acquainted with our most dynamic and influential leaders at Mattel
  • Hear their personal journeys (including all the bumps along the way)
  • Soak up all the career (and life) advice you can handle in an hour

Pack your lunchbox! We're taking you on some old-fashioned field trips for a little hands-on learning. So retro, right?

  • San Bernardino Distribution Center: Tour our largest distribution center and participate in a Q&A with the SBDC team
  • American Girl Store at The Grove: The most informational and inspirational tea party you'll ever attend

You didn't think we'd let you do this alone, did you?

  • Mentors: Your sounding board as you navigate your projects and our organization, connecting you to the right people and making sure you're getting the most out of your time with us
  • Buddies: Showing you the Mattel ropes and answering any super important, burning questions - like whether you can wear flip-flops (hint: not your best idea)