Interning at PVH Corp.'s Corporate Responsibility Group

Intern
Tell me about your summer internship experience. Where did you work and what types of projects did you work on?

This past summer, I interned in PVH Corp.’s Corporate Responsibility Group. I worked on a range of projects mostly within supply chain management such as, benchmarking companies based on factory worker wages and updating factory information in its disclosure management system. My final project, which I presented to the entire Group and to fellow interns, was on gifts with purchase within different company segments. I traced existing gift with purchase policies in PVH’s business units and created a list of suggestions to increase transparency and to promote unity in regard to this topic across the firm.

What was the most valuable thing you learned at your internship?

Through my internship, I learned the key differences between bolt-on and embedded sustainability and some indicators to determine when a company is using sustainability for marketing purposes or for future growth. One example of this is where in an organization its CR Group sits; in PVH, the Group reports to the Chief Risk Officer which to me demonstrates its intention as a risk mitigation tool for the betterment of the company.

Did your summer internship experience change your thoughts about your career trajectory moving forward?

I loved my summer experience as it provided the appropriately rewarding and educational components of an internship following my sophomore year. I did learn, however, that going forward I would like to take what I learned from the corporate responsibility side and infuse it with a more finance related approach.