The outdoor clothing company has been pioneering and environmental stewardship and sustainable business practices, since their creation. Patagonia encourages their employees to embrace their political stances and engage with the wider communities with greater purpose.



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Patagonia champions environmental stewardship as their main company values. Employees at Patagonia are environmental activists in their own right, as well as leaders, business minded, innovative, and willing to engage with the broader communities regarding environmental issues. Patagonia also emphasizes the importance of external partnerships across roles and disciplines.

History of


Patagonia was founded in 1973 in Ventura, CA by Yvon Chouinard. Patagonia has offices in Ventura and Sausalito, California; Reno, Nevada, as well as in Europe in Amsterdam, Netherlands with a number of retail stores across Europe and the United States.


Internship Programs

Patagonia Internship Program

Patagonia offers a paid, twelve-week internship program to college students during the summer. This program allows interns to gain professional experience within the department of their choosing, ranging from product development to marketing. Interns are also fully immersed within Patagonia’s corporate culture and get to work on progressive and dynamic projects. Internship opportunities are usually posted in the winter, and the final hiring decisions are decided in the spring.

What it's like to Work at


Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Customer Support / Success
Research & Development
Sales / Account Management
PR / Corporate Communications
Supply Chain / Logistics
CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods)
Office Locations
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Sacramento, CA

Internship Info

Number of interns (2022)
Preferred education level
Junior, Senior
  • Free yoga 
  • Access to nearby hiking trails 
  • Paid healthcare and sick time
  • Access to on-site childcare


Interview Process

Patagonia internship postings are posted in the summer and remain active until January. Candidates are contacted for an interview in late winter or early spring for summer internships.

1.  First Round Phone Interview

The first step of the process is a brief phone conversation with a recruiter or HR personnel to get a better idea about your background and interests to see if you’d be a good fit.

2. Second Round Phone Interview

The next step is another phone interview, this time with a manager.