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Sales Associate Internship Spring 2022

Position: Sales Associate  
Location: Winter Garden, FL (In person) 
Hours: M-F (9am-5pm)
Reports to: Director, Development and Strategic Partnership 
About the HJGT
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 8-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. The tour’s vision is to provide superb hospitality and make every event a memorable one. With play open to both males and females, nearly every junior golfer is eligible to participate on the HJGT. Currently the HJGT is the largest junior golf tour in the world hosting more 2-day nationally ranked events than any other tour.
In 2017, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour announced a partnership with Nexus, an international hospitality and entertainment company backed by financier Joe Lewis and Tavistock Group, golfing great Tiger Woods and musician and entertainer Justin Timberlake, which will further our collective goal of growing the game of golf, broadening the Tour’s reach across the U.S. and around the world.
Position Summary
Responsible for selling individual event registrations as well as selling and servicing Tour Memberships.  Overall focus will be on growing the existing membership base through strategic campaigns as well as proactive outreach.
●      Pursuing a degree in Business/Sports Management/Marketing or other related fields
●      Preferred or must receive at least one (1) credit for the onsite experience from an accredited College/University.
●      Must be within good standing of your College/University
●      Proactively sell new & renewal Memberships and event registrations
●      Provide best in class customer service to all current HJGT Members
●      Operate online web chat and text system.
●      Other duties as needed by Director, Development and Strategic Partnership / COO
What does success look like?
●      Making 50+ outbound calls per day to prospective members and event registrants
●      Maintain web chat and texting system ensuring nothing is missed
●      Business/Marketing experience preferred
●      Ability to Multitask in a Faced-Paced Environment
●      Excellent communication/writing skills
●      Attention to detail
●      Knowledge of Microsoft office
●      Goal oriented 
●      Result driven

Why intern with HJGT? 
Academic Incentive
●      College Credit for getting hands on, once in a lifetime educational experience 
●      Minimal Travel
●      Resume building workshops 
●      Classroom sessions with HJGT employees to assist with career planning 
●      Recommendation letters from full time employees 
Professional & Personal Incentives
●      Networking Forum sessions with Professionals in the Sports Industry
●      Board and Room Compensation: interns will be provided with fully furnished housing at ChampionsGate in Orlando, FL.
●      Access to 3 golf courses at Orange County National. Interns can play Crooked Cat, Panther Lake, and the Tooth (Prices vary)
●      Weekly stipend for groceries and transportation 
●      Intern activities (Disney Springs, Drive Shack, Fantasia Gardens, Bowling, etc…)
Condos Include: 
●      Bed Frame and Mattress 
●      Furniture
●      Washer & Dryer 
●      Kitchen Appliances 
●      Internet and TV 
College Credit: 
●      Students will be able to use the HJGT internship for college credit. Your institution will decide the amount of credits. All interns MUST be enrolled in at least one credit. Accommodations are applicable if required.
●      Hands on experience within the Golf Industry 
●      Assistance and exposure for obtaining full-time employment with HJGT or through its extensive network (examples include but not limited to NFL, NHL, NCAA, NBA, etc. )
Career Enrichment: 
There are countless benefits to participating in the HJGT internship program. Interns will meet and interact with various groups of people and get to know the future athletic Professionals of the PGA and LPGA tours. For example, interns will be around golf professionals, directors of golf, course superintendents, influential and successful sponsors, parents, and spectators. This internship is unlike many other programs because of the hands-on experience you will receive. Interns will be given daily tasks that have a substantial impact on the organization. Such as having the opportunity to develop social and intrapersonal skills, department management, and ability to problem solve in a high-intense, fun, fast, and interactive environment. 

Due to the nature of the entertainment industry, the associate may be required to work varying schedules including nights and weekends to reflect the business needs of the company.

Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is an equal opportunity employer and we will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or any other classification protected by law.