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Business Development Internship

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AgencyEA is a brand experience agency with a passion for pushing creative boundaries. We also have a passion for our people, and happen to have some of the brightest in the industry working under our roof. We hire talented, motivated and agile individuals who want to help us bring amazing experiences to life for some of the biggest brands in the world. We look for individuals that align with our values of mutually respectful collaboration, inspired creativity, purposeful design and integrity.


AgencyEA is seeking a candidate for an intern to support the agency’s Business Development department. This position will support internal and external department efforts, while gaining hands-on experience with business development strategy, research, and reporting across many initiatives. This individual will enjoy our collaborative (and fun!) office culture, exposure to EA’s executive leadership and attend Chicago-based client events. 



  • Develop a strong understanding of agencyEA’s work and capabilities from multiple departments and perspectives.
  • Provide administrative support for internal CRM system (Salesforce) including maintaining clean data and tracking prospect communication.
  • Support the Development Manager on research, prospect vetting and sales outreach.
  • Assist in building and managing prospect lists.
  • Develop strategies to identify and gather additional information on new prospects.
  • Support in developing relationships with new and existing clients.
  • Lead and support various initiatives and help the development team manage their day to day operations.
  • Research sales opportunities as identified by Development Manager and determine actionable insights that inform sales approach.
  • Support the cross-departmental collaboration between Business Development and Marketing departments through lead nurturing, campaign efforts and outbound sales strategies.
  • Support with research and data sourcing.
  • Develop final intern project to capture skills/insights learned during internship experience and present to a greater team.
  • Assist onsite at local events when needed.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.



  • Must be pursuing a degree in Business, Marketing or similar field.
  • Has an interest in sales, developing sales strategy or campaign management.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Interest or passion for the experiential and event marketing space a plus.


This is a paid internship and available for credit if the university or college permits. 


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