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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.


Meet Laura Castellanos — Marketing Manager / Former Intern

Laura makes sure that all departments—from packaging to content to finance—know the marketing strategy and roadmap so each one can deliver their end product on time and within budget.

Hear what Laura has to say about her career at Mattel.

The Program

Our internship program is driven by a single focus: to find our future leaders. We encourage interns to push boundaries and partner with managers, mentors, buddies and other interns to accomplish more than you would have thought possible.

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 competencies. We're looking for people who are ready to help us create the future Mattel.                                                      

For more information, please contact

The Experience

Mattel HQ is surrounded by beaches, amazing food, music, sports, tourist attractions and the cultural hub for art, music, film and more. Our offices in 35 locations ensure you'll gain a truly global perspective. On-site conveniences include our fitness center, cafeteria, dry cleaning, car wash and toy store. You can play some volleyball or basketball over lunch, join an Employee Resource Group, or attend our social events. And of course, there's plenty of opportunities to give back through local philanthropic events.

What We Do

We need amazing interns to bring fresh perspective to a variety of functions at Mattel:

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

What You Will Do

Interns work within a cross-functional group on a special project assigned by a Mattel committee, giving you 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 final presentation to our executives

Who You Will Meet

Lunchtime learning opportunities allow you to:

  • Get acquainted with our most dynamic and influential leaders at Mattel
  • Hear their personal journeys (including all the bumps along the way)
  • Receive valuable career guidance

How You Will Play

Our interns experience hands-on learning at two of our locations:

  • 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: Experience our best-in- class customer service model first-hand

Support You Will Receive

Each intern is paired up with a mentor and a buddy to help you maximize your time at Mattel:

  • 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)
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AA/EEO and Accessibility Commitment

Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

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