Consultative Business Development Intern

Job Description

Innovative Partnerships Group is looking for innovative thinkers to join our team this summer as part of our summer internship program. Candidates must have a business-minded approach with a versatile skill set, strong instincts, and a ‘get stuff done’ mindset. Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with all Innovative Partnerships Group studios (Consultative Business Development, Valuation & Consulting, Creative Solutions, and IP & Asset Creation).

Summer interns in the Consultative Business Development department will primarily support IPG’s CEO, Managing Partner, and Business Development team members in activities focused on lead generation, prospect research, proposal development, and outbound sales efforts. Additional time will be spent with the Account Management team where you will be able to learn from best-in-class professionals on how to build relationships with clients, develop strategies, and effectively plan, manage, & execute projects.

Job Duties

  • Provide support to business development team, including sales pipeline updates, profiling, meeting prep, and prospect identification
  • Support internal needs including notetaking, new business proposals, partnership proposals, & strategic brainstorming sessions
  • Work closely with IPG team to build customized partnership proposals and presentations that best fit prospective companies’ target demographics, key markets, specific needs, and budget options
  • Work alongside business development team members to find and identify new prospects and targets for sponsorships and partnerships with IPG’s marquee clients in sports, esports, entertainment, music, healthcare, and technology
  • Ensure that all client touch points are prepared for and professionally coordinated (pre-meeting preparation, meeting management, post-meeting communication/action plan, timeline management, and deliverables tracking)
  • Assist in managing CRM (Salesforce) and contact databases
  • Assist in maintaining and updating sales materials as needed
  • Market and industry research assistance
  • Other responsibilities as determined by supervisor
  • Sitting in on meetings with ability to learn

Required Skills

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Passion for sports and entertainment
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite, Google Sheets, Pages, & Keynote
  • Strong writing & research skills
  • Collaborative and professional work ethic
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail


To apply, please send your PDF resume along with a written response to the following prompt to

  1. What is your favorite naming rights, jersey entitlement, or sponsorship deal, and why? Please include your own analysis and insight (Suggested 300 – 500 Characters).

Applications will be open until March 5th, 2023. Qualified candidates will be invited for a video interview and selected candidates will be notified week of April 9th

Our summer internship program will begin in May 2023. We will also have a later start date available to accommodate for varying school schedules.

*This is an unpaid internship 

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