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Direct Sales Intern

We Light the Way!
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces and light. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (“ABL”) and the Intelligent Spaces Group (“ISG”), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make the world more brilliant, productive, and connected. We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management systems, and location-aware applications.
Program Overview
Are you a driven and talented individual looking for the place to do your best work while developing into an impactful leader? Look no further than the Acuity Brands Internship Program!
The Acuity Brands Internship Program is a 10–12-week experience (May – August, 40 hours/week) designed to develop high-potential candidates into marketing leaders through hands-on experiences that connect interns’ strengths and interests with the needs of the business. 
You will gain hands-on experience in both outside and inside sales, learn about our customers, market and products, engage with end-users and receive training on Salesforce. Travel activities in the field and networking with Acuity sales leaders are included in this internship.

It is preferred for interns to only have one or two semesters left in their degree program, so they can be considered for our Leadership Program or an Associate Sales Representative (ASR) position immediately following the completion of the internship. Our Leadership Program is a full-time, entry level rotational program that allows recent graduates to explore different areas within a functional area. These experiences allow young talent to grow their skill set and network within the company while figuring out what they are passionate about early on in their careers.
Work Flexibility
This opportunity is considered fully remote. This means that you can work from practically anywhere!

Key Task and Responsibilities
While specific projects and activities vary during your internship, you can expect to:
  • Learn lighting basics, our market, products, customers and our CRM platform (Salesforce)
  • Assist in data mining using technology to qualify new prospects into sales leads
  • Shadow and support our sales representatives in a geographic area
  • Involvement in Mobile Product Showroom customer events
  • Participate in competition with fellow sales interns (or present final report to management team)
Education (minimum education requirements)

Some College
Preferred Education
Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Sales or a related field.
Experience (minimum experience required)
In addition to pursuing a degree from an accredited college or university, qualified interns will have:
  • Relevant internship or project experience
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven problem-solving capabilities
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Experience leading teams or organizations
  • Passion for making an impact on the environment and the communities where we live, work, and play
Physical Requirements
  • Sedentary Work
Travel Requirements
  • 1-20%
We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!
We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000. Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 
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