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Washington Redskins Business Development Intern - Washington Redskins (Ashburn, VA)

The Washington Redskins are seeking qualified individuals to join the Suite Sales Department as a Business Development Intern for the Fall 2017 semester. The right individual will be able to work as part of a team or individually.  Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to lead generation, data entry, internet research, and client services.

Qualifications:

·         Excellent communication skills required, both written and verbal.

·         Superior telephone manner and etiquette are necessary.

·         Above average computer skills including excel are required.

·         Superior customer service skills are a plus.

·         Proven experience to appropriately work with and around confidential information is necessary.

·         Ability to work independently or as part of a team and ability to take direction is a must.

Responsibilities Description:

The business development position is more along the lines of “prospecting” responsibilities – researching potential clients and writing up bio’s, help create sales presentations/compile pictures that the sales team will use when reaching out to new clients, keep and maintain game day/client notes that are archived in our CRM system, etc.

Time Requirements:

·         Full time is preferred (M-F).  9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

·         Part time availability would be considered for 20-25 hours per week; additional work required on weekends / nights contingent upon game and event schedule.  (Note: Fall interns must be available to work on game days.)

·         Must be able to attend all Washington Redskins home football games. Please note the following weekday games.

o    Thursday, November 23rd @ 8:30pm (Holiday Game)

Responsibilities List May Include But Not Limited To:

       Create prospect lead lists.

       Research and create biographies in Washington Redskins database for potential sales leads.

       Research event attendees for Washington Redskins hosted events as well as events hosted by outside vendors that Washington Redskins sales people will attend.

       Discover new prospects through Newspapers, Journals, Magazines, and Event Lists.

       Help maintain and update current and prospective client database including personal and professional information.

       Assist with the planning of and execution of Washington Redskins Suite Owner events.

       Assist with the planning of and execution of Washington Redskins prospect attended events.

       Create FedExField Suite presentations for prospects.

       Help to maintain office organization with properly labeling folders and binders, contract distribution, updating necessary suite listing and availability charts.

       Maintain and update the Suites/Hospitality memorabilia inventory storage room.

       Attend networking events at Redskins Park and FedExField.

       If necessary help with the execution of Washington Redskins home games or special events hosted at FedExField.

       Help with the contacting of prospects to arrange and confirm meetings and/or event attendance.

       Draft letters to company executives who view our website in order to follow up on their expressed interest.

       Combine all created lead lists into the master lead list to ensure that prospects are always followed up with.

       Help with answering the phone and taking messages while full time staff members are in meetings.

       Students will use our Archtics program to assist with looking up client accounts for ticketing information and invoicing purposes.

       Help with the FedEx shipping of client gifts, ticket packages, and memorabilia.

       Assist in hosting prospect meetings at FedExField to allow individuals to visit and tour suites.

       Help with creating mail and email merges in order to reach current clients and prospects.

       Student will also help with researching contact information for any prospective clients or referrals.

All internship candidates must be eligible to receive college credits. A proof of credit letter from your College or University is required.

If you wish to become a part of this dynamic, fast-paced organization and you meet the requirements listed above, please apply online or contact Ana Nunez at NunezA@Redskins.com with your resume and cover letter. (Note: Fall interns must be available to work on game days.)

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Yes/No. Can you prove you will receive college credit?

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