This Way Ahead

Summer Internships at Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy

Program description

Gap Inc. is partnering with CONNECT2Careers (C2C) to bring their This Way Ahead internship program to San Diego!

This Way Ahead participants will be provided with 20 hours of pre-internship training—including insider sessions led by Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy store managers—followed by a guaranteed interview for a summer internship at a Banana Republic, Gap or Old Navy store. Stores will then select interns for a paid summer internship for 12 hours per week. Interns will be mentored by Gap Inc. employees for the duration of their internship, be provided with a gift card for work clothing and gain valuable experience as they explore career options in retail.

To apply, you should be:

  • 16-24 years old
  • Live in San Diego County
  • Interested in retail or fashion
  • Have flexible availability during the summer

Interviews and matching process

Applications for This Way Ahead 2019 are currently closed.

  1. Selected candidates will be required to complete a 20-hour training course. This will take place on 2 Saturdays in April and May and include a virtual resume workshop the week of May 13th.
  2. After training, participants will choose a store to interview for based on their brand preference, proximity to store and fit as determined by a Gap Inc. store manager.
  3. Pending a successful interview, participants will be notified of their acceptance for a summer internship.

Important Dates

Application due Monday April 15th, 2019
Pre-internship training April & May 2019
North County Interviews Wednesday May 29th 2019
South County Interviews Thursday May 30th 2019
Metro Area  Interviews Saturday June 1st 2019
Internships Summer 2019


This program is funded in part with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the City of San Diego.