Business Development Intern (Sales)

Sales Bolingbrook, Illinois


Description

Impact is hiring Business Development Interns to join our Nationally ranked Best and Brightest Workplace!

The Impact Business Development Internship Program is designed to provide interns with an understanding of the Impact go-to market strategy, company culture and a preview into the life of an Impact Sales Development Representative. Business Development Interns will be challenged as they learn about the Impact sales culture and operations in a highly competitive industry. Interns work both independently and as part of a team. Sales Interns receive mentoring & coaching from Account Executives, Sales Development Representatives along with Sales Leadership.

Summer Intern Spotlight

What Business Development Interns get out of an internship at Impact

Our internship program is designed to assist interns in the transition from academics into the professional workforce. Through our hands-on program, interns are given the opportunity to experience the corporate world of B2B sales development firsthand. By working hands-on with our top-of-the-line prospecting, sequencing, and CRM tools, Interns are gaining a highly sought-after skillset. Interns gain strong personal skills and participate in ongoing training to develop time management, organization and leadership skills required to effectively work within a team. Additionally, students gain insight into the ever-changing, fast-growing landscape of the technology field.

As students complete their internship at Impact, they will successfully obtain the qualifications and experience that will allow them to progress into their career. The goal of the Sales Internship Program is to aid in the professional development and growth of each intern so that they are a confident candidate for a Sales Development Representative position at Impact upon graduation.

Incentives

  • Competitive Pay
  • Internship Can Be Used to Fulfill Academic Credit
  • Invitation to Attend Impact Company Gatherings such as meetings, picnics, team outings etc.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide support to Sales Development Representatives and Account Executives in assigned territories by arranging introduction meetings for IT & Cybersecurity opportunities
  • Prospect via cold calling over the phone, emailing, and the use of other sequencing tools for new business development
  • Manage new and prospective clients in CRM, logging all communications, ensuring information is accurate, and proper follow ups are scheduled
  • Participate in weekly strategic sales meetings with Account Executives and Sales Development Representatives
  • Working within various sales tools such as SalesLoft, CRM, & ZoomInfo

Things we are looking for

The right candidates are entrepreneurial-minded students who are motivated by the idea of gaining real-world sales experience in a fun, competitive and fast-growing company. Candidates should demonstrate an energetic and positive attitude along with a results-driven mentality.

Qualifications

  • Pursuing Bachelors within Business, Marketing, or related fields
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • High degree of self-motivation
  • Ability to take initiative and direction
  • Competitive and results oriented
  • Strong attention to details

Workplace

Impact is an exciting, innovative company with a focus on company culture, career advancement, and work satisfaction. Every Impact office is filled with goal-oriented individuals who create an energetic and enjoyable workplace environment. All promotions are based on performance, not tenure. Company-wide incentives demonstrate the value of teamwork and camaraderie in an otherwise very competitive industry; and acknowledge to employees that their contributions drive the success of Impact

Dress Code

The dress code is business casual Monday thru Thursday and casual on Friday’s. In the event an Intern is attending an appointment or going out of the office with the Account Executives, the dress code is business professional.

Training

At Impact fostering a culture of learning is not only one of our core values but also a companywide priority. Our in-house team of experts at The Impact Leadership Institute provides extensive onboarding to all employees, preparing them for a successful career at Impact. This period is equally about self-discovery of employee strengths and assimilating employees into the Impact culture. Interns will attend our 3-day on-boarding course known as “Foundations” and upon completion, they will then go through a 1-day sales workshop on the art of prospecting.

Career Opportunity

Internships are a mutually beneficial agreement between Impact and those entering the workforce. It allows young professionals to gain real-life experience while test-driving a potential career. In addition, it allows Impact to benefit by training potential employees that will be a good fit for our business before hiring them full-time. Upon completion of this internship, each individual will have a review with his/her direct manager. If the experience has been mutually beneficial between the manager, team, and intern, a full-time opportunity with Impact may be extended upon graduation, so long as the hiring pipeline allows for such move.