Are you a college junior, senior, or a recent graduate? Do you possess a customer-focused mindset? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, the Wills Group Rising Talent Internship – Summer 2023 may be the perfect fit

This is an exciting opportunity to get real-world business experience across a variety of departments, including accounting, marketing, fuels operations, retail operations (Splash In), I&T, corporate communications, and construction. Read on to find out more about our company and our internship program.

Why You Should Apply for the Rising Talent Internship

Rising Talent Internship – Summer 2023 is a unique program where you’ll get a chance to experience a dual-learning environment by working in both the corporate office and out in the field.

This is your opportunity to set goals and meet customer expectations while contributing to a Great Place to Work Certified™ (GPTW) company. The skills you’ll develop during our program will set you up for success throughout your career, no matter where your professional journey takes you.

During this 10-week program, you’ll experience various aspects of convenience retailing, fuels marketing, and commercial real estate. You’ll learn the ins and outs of running our Dash In and Splash In retail locations, including the intricacies of marketing our SMO Motor Fuels. 

Along with competitive compensation, another big advantage of the Risking Talent Internship is  the option of hybrid work. From Tuesday to Thursday, interns will be working full-time from our HQ site in La Plata. The remaining days, you’ll have the option of working remotely and/or onsite at one of our retail locations. We’re also providing lunch twice a week, which is a great opportunity to meet and network with many of our team members.

If you have a passion for working in a people-oriented industry and you possess the ability to quickly adapt to changes, Rising Talent Internship is the perfect place to begin your career.

Benefits of Working at the Wills Group

Headquartered in La Plata, Maryland, the Wills Group is a private, family-owned company since 1926 that prides itself on keeping our customers’, employees’, and communities’ Lives in Motion

With a customer-centric focus, strong product diversification, and expansion into new markets, Wills Group continues to evolve its retail portfolio of convenience stores, car washes, and gas stations to meet the modern needs of its customers. 

Our company boasts nearly 300 retail locations across the Mid-Atlantic region, including Dash In, Splash In ECO Car Washes, and SMO Motor Fuels, providing numerous career opportunities for our employees. We pride ourselves on engaging with employees regularly to assess their work experience and make meaningful changes—from benefits to opportunities for growth—based on employee feedback. Wills Group is committed to the communities we serve and we’re proud to help everyone at the Wills Group achieve their career goals.  

“We view hosting interns as a privilege and it’s a benefit for not just the remarkable students, but for us as an organization,” said Lorissa Martin, Manager of Talent Acquisition & Performance at Wills Group. “Targeting rising talent offers us an incredible opportunity to not only listen to innovative and creative minds, but empower them to reach across departments, communities, and our customers to drive both employee and customer experiences.”

How to Apply for the Rising Talent Internship

Wills Group will be attending a number of virtual and in-person airs and info sessions hosted by the following colleges and universities:

  • University of Maryland on-site February 3rd; 
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland on-site February 7th;
  • College of Southern Maryland virtual February 9th.

Candidates who are interested in the Rising Talent Internship can apply at the in-peron events or submit an application online. The application deadline is April 15, 2023.

Any questions? Visit Rising Talent Internship – Summer 2023 or email us at

Lorissa Martin, Manager of Talent Acquisition & Performance at Wills Group, was named to the CSP 2023 Power 20, which recognizes top human resource leaders who are implementing strong retail hiring and retention strategies.

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