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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What are the dates of your summer internship program for 2008?
The program dates for the summer of 2008 are May 12th to August 1, 2008.

Do you offer housing for your internship program?
There is an available housing option for our summer program and paid for by the student. Students can utilize student housing on the campus of Florida Atlantic University located in Boca Raton, Florida just 10 miles away from our corporate campus. Housing rates are determined by the university and are based on single and double occupancy. To get more information regarding this option please contact Amelia Cepeda, Assistant Director, Business Services for Housing and Residential life at 561-297-3912.

Are your internships paid?
Yes, internships are paid at an hourly wage determined by the functional area you work in.

What are the standard internship criteria a student must meet before they can apply?
The student must be enrolled full time in an accredited college/university, must be at least 18 years of age, and currently have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Can international students apply for your internship program?
U.S. immigration law requires all employers to verify the work authorization status of all employees. At the same time, the immigration law contains provisions to prevent employers from discriminating on the basis of citizenship or national origin when determining whether a prospective employee is authorized to work. One of the thorniest issues that have arisen is what an employer may ask a prospective employee regarding his or her work status. Acceptable questions are listed below.

  • Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
  • Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (for example, H-1B visa status)?
We do not currently sponsor international students for full-time openings in the U.S. but do have several opportunities for full time employment internationally. Currently we do not provide internships abroad.

When do you start posting available internships?
Positions are continuously posted to fit the needs of the business units.

I have already graduated from college. Can I apply for an internship?
No, Internships are strictly for currently enrolled college/ university students and seen as an opportunity to apply classroom learnings to real work life. For those who have graduated please visit our careers opportunity tab for entry level openings through out the Office Depot organization.

Do you offer graduate school student internships?
Currently Office Depot does not offer internship opportunities specifically for graduate schools students, graduate students can apply for existing internship opportunities. We are continuously assessing the needs of our organization and may add an MBA internship option in the near future.