ALL CBU STUDENTS or CBU CO-OP STUDENTS – The Internship Program, Sherwin Williams


Our store internship program was designed to provide you with a comprehensive learning experience.  During your internship, you will gain practical business-to-business and retail experience working in a paint store servicing painters, contractors, and do-it-yourself customers.

Interns who successfully complete the program and want to apply to our Management/Sales Training Program will have an advantage over other applicants.

  • Students enrolled in an accredited 4-year Bachelor’s degree program with completion of either 2nd or 3rd year at the start of the Internship (based on location);
  • Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status;
  • General Business, Management, Marketing, Sales, Finance, or students with a related major are preferred;
  • Prior work experience in sales or customer service is preferred;
  • Excellent communication skills, a great work ethic, and an interest to work in an active, ‘roll-up-your sleeves’ environment are essential.


You will be exposed to the following:

  • Sales – making product recommendations and servicing retail and wholesale customers
  • Customer Relations – customer account management, product ordering, custom color matching
  • Marketing/Merchandising – learning the plan-o-gram and pricing systems
  • Product Knowledge – paints, applicators, spray equipment, and associated products
  • Inventory Management – rates of sale, stock replenishment, inventory turnover
  • Financial Reports – profit and loss statements, analytical reports
  • Accounts Receivable – operation of a trial balance, credit terms, and collections
  • Operations Management – delivery scheduling, competitive product analysis
  • Additionally, you may complete a special project on a relevant business issue.

Application Details

Summer before 3rd year or final year of university, based on location

This is a PAID internship.

Contact Information:
Christina Lebuffe, Canada Division Recruiter
Phone Number: 905-849-2908
Email Address:

If you would like more information on how you could apply for this position as a CBU Co-op Course and earn 3 credits toward your degree, please contact CBU Student Placement Officer Jennifer Currie: