Brand Merchandising Internship

Colony Brands, Inc.

About Us:

Colony Brands, Inc. is one of North America's largest, multi-channel, direct-marketing companies. The company maintains an extensive portfolio of affiliates, brands, and products ranging from cheese and petit fours to apparel and kitchen appliances, while maintaining its roots as a private, customer-centric business based in Monroe, WI. We're financially sound, yet our success is not just defined by our profits; it's about living our Core Values, giving our employees the opportunity for growth and providing a better place to live and work! To that end, Colony Brands generously supports the communities we work in and offer many benefits and programs that support the well-being of our employees.

Position Details

Brand Merchandising Internship
Southwest Wisconsin
Monroe, WI

The Brand Merchandising Internship will begin in September and end in December 2020.

What You’ll Do & Learn:

You’ll work on a variety of product and category merchandising projects for the Colony Brands Inc, family of nonfood catalog brands. Under direction of the Merchandising Brand Director, you will support and assist in the implementation of strategy for catalog and digital marketing campaigns based on analysis of past trends, customer data and current market data. This includes assisting in the analysis of product sales and profitability, product/offer review, collaborating with merchandise managers on product development, working with creative team to effectively communicate with our customer, and reviewing catalogs in various stages before printing.

In addition, you’ll also be responsible for:

  • Analyzing catalog, category and product performance
  • Facilitating the development of merchandise strategies
  • Recommending products for selection in current and future catalogs
  • Participating in catalog preparation and creative/layouts. 

What it Takes:

We need an exceptionally organized individual with professional level communication skills, who thrives in a fast paced, team environment. Ideally you will be working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, Retail & Consumer Behaviors, Entrepreneurship, Management or Statistics. In addition, you must:

  • Be at least Junior or Senior standing, recent graduates may be considered
  • Hold a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher
  • Possess the ability to handle multiple tasks/responsibilities and meet deadlines.
  • Be a visionary thinker - have an eye for style, design, quality, etc

Internship Perks:

  • Paid Opportunities - This is a paid opportunity to explore your career! All Interns are paid a competitive wage for their field. 
  • Employee Discounts - Our employee sales program offers employee discounts on items ordered from our fine catalogs and selected Outlet Store. Discounts range from 45% to 50% off. 
  • Time Off - We all need a little down time and all Interns enjoy paid time off during their internship. 
  • Health Club Membership - Take advantage of a FREE membership at the local YMCAs with full membership reimbursements. 
  • Health Insurance - Interns are offered Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance 
  • Business Casual Dress Code - Jeans are allowed year-round! 
  • Performance Updates - We provide interns with useful feedback regarding their performance throughout their internship. A formal mid-performance appraisal and final appraisal will be given. 
  • Training - Colony Brands provides all interns with the necessary hands-on training to make their internship experience successful. 
  • R. Kubly Family Foundation - The foundation will pay for your graduate or professional schooling in return for a commitment to live and work in Monroe, WI after you graduate. Visit for more details

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