Brands Team Intern - Summer 2018

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MI-Grand Rapids

Welcome to Gordon Food Service!  We are excited that you are thinking about opportunities with us, and we have an amazing story to share.  Here's a quick glance of who we are and the impact you could have on the food service industry.   Gordon Food Service At a Glance  There's a seat at our table for you..


"My mentors were there for me every day if I needed help with any day-to-day tasks, but they also shared a ton of wisdom on future life and career advice..."

2017 intern -- Sales Support


The Internship program at Gordon Food Service is a paid 13-week summer program designed to provide a learning experience outside of the classroom to high potential students with interest in our company.  We value this opportunity to deepen relationships across the company, community, and university environments, while also bringing new ideas and talent to our teams. The internship experience at GFS includes individual projects, mentoring, intern events, final presentations and evaluations.


As an Intern at Gordon Food Service you, under general supervision, will perform support tasks as directed involving administering a specialized program or performing a specialized assignment in a specific department.



Our talented Brands team members are known for their high standards of productivity, attention to detail, and valuable team partnerships to achieve the best results. As an intern for our Brands Teams, you would have the opportunity to work with several types of projects to support the updating process of marketing content for all private label items to ensure they are aligned with our brand standards and voice. 


Over the course of the summer, you can expect to:

  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to identify and obtain missing images for Online Ordering platform.
  • Assist in the Canadian point of sale process to ensure item codes and images are up to date and accurate.
  • Review product ID cards and recipes to ensure customer message is clear and accurate.

Program requirements and qualifications:

  • Must have at least one semester or more left of school to complete at the beginning of the internship (a senior who has already graduated will not be considered for an internship)
  • Graduation date between December 2018 and August 2019
  • Must be enrolled in a Bachelor program in Marketing, Business Management, or a relevant field
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; (transcript required upon submission of application)
  • Must have good working knowledge and experience with Excel.
  • Must have effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Self starter and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Candidates must also have demonstrated continuous improvement, enthusiasm, high expectations of self, initiative, openness, optimism, teamwork, trustworthiness and willingness to invest the time and energy to be successful

Beyond some great experience to add to your resume, we can offer you:

  • Competitive pay --- get paid while you learn!
  • 401(k) match*
  • Relocation assistance if your home and school are both outside West Michigan*
  • Networking opportunities, inside and outside of Gordon Food Service
  • Exposure to our unique culture -- use your internship to learn what's important to you.

*Must meet eligibility requirements to participate


Be part of an amazing culture where what matters to you, matters to us!


Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce.  To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.  


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Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.   The EEO is the Law poster is available here:

If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request to and use the words “Accommodation Request” in your subject line. Please keep in mind this method is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability.

All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco free.

Gordon Food Service is a drug free workplace and drug tests all employees.  



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