Inside Sales Intern

| Chicago

Description

Position at The Jellyvision Lab

 

Of all the virtual people Jellyvision has created, the tallest and least afraid of bears is ALEX® (www.meetalex.com). ALEX helps companies talk their employees through the tricky choices they’ll have to make, like picking a health insurance plan, deciding how much to put in the 401(k), or whether they might want extra life insurance. Our customers love ALEX because ALEX helps their employees figure out what’s best for their personal situations, which, in turn, saves our customers a boat-load of time and money - everybody wins! As we sell more and more of ALEX, we need more and more non-virtual (i.e., real life) people to keep the virtual ones amazing. That’s where you come in.

THAT’S LOVELY, BUT WHAT’S THIS I HEAR ABOUT AN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM? 

We’re looking for a select group of amazing humans for an internship program with our ALEX sales team. You’ll be hopping on board during one of the busiest, most exciting times of our sales cycle, helping our team reach their goals while learning what sales is all about.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone thinking about a career in sales to try it out - with training, support and mentoring from a team that will give you kind, honest feedback to help you determine if sales is the right fit for you.

Length: The internship will start in late May and wrap up in August. The length of the internship will depend largely on university academic year calendars or graduation status. We are flexible! Soon-to-be graduates should keep in mind that this is the fourth consecutive summer that we have hired interns to work full time on the Business Development Team! We are serious about having interns join as full time Business Development Representatives!

Who’s eligible: We are looking for students graduating in May or June 2019 or current rising seniors, recent grads, or any awesome folks who are looking for an excellent short-term opportunity.

WHAT DOES THE JELLYVISION INTERNSHIP OFFER? 

  • Competitive pay.  Specifically, $600/week plus the opportunity to earn incentive compensation for qualified meetings set.
  • The opportunity to help drive sales of Jellyvision’s award-winning interactive ALEX products through specific sales assignments.  You’ll be doing work that matters.  You won’t be making copies all day, stuck in a back room filing papers, or fetching coffee — interns sit with and are valued members of the team.
  • Training in the fine art of sales, as well as background training in the complex world of health care benefits, so that you’ll really understand the customers you’re helping us sell to.
  • Professional development support, mentoring and feedback from members of Jellyvision’s award-winning staff.
  • Social events designed to give interns exposure to staff outside their core work area.
  • Networking and learning opportunities in Chicago’s vibrant tech scene.
  • Bottom line—the opportunity to do good work with fun people in a relaxed and casual environment.

OKAY, I COULD COME HANG OUT WITH YOU JELLYPEOPLE THIS SUMMER.  WHAT ARE YOU SPECIFICALLY LOOKING FOR IN A SALES INTERN? 

The summer is a crazy time for sales people here at Jellyvision. Summertime is when we are reaching out to and building business with more companies than any other season. We’re looking for bright folks interested in learning the ropes of entry-level sales.

This internship will largely be focused on reaching out to potential customers, sharing information about ALEX and Jellyvision, and setting appointments for our Account Executive team. You’ll work alongside our business development team to support a territory, learning how to use CRM tools and pitch to prospects using a variety of cold calling and email sales techniques.

We are looking for interns who are outgoing, sharp and willing to adapt quickly. Sales is a fast-paced, ever-changing world that requires flexibility and resilience. Additionally, internal motivation, an outstanding work ethic and strong organizational skills are key to being successful as a salesperson.

More broadly, we’re looking for people who are:

  • Seriously interested in learning about and working in the field of sales.
  • Outgoing, friendly and not afraid to pick up the phone.
  • Quick on your feet and willing to try new things.
  • Hard-working.  A strong work ethic, even when things aren’t going your way, is key (because there are days in sales when everyone just says no).
  • Competitive, in a way that drives you to always be the best, while still being…
  • …A kind, and collaborative team player.

And we’d love to see applications with these bonus features:

  • Experience with cold calling (or other forms of cold outreach, like email or social media), or a job history of retail sales or customer service that includes up-selling.

I’M A HARDWORKING, ADAPTABLE AND OUTGOING PERSON!  WHAT EXACTLY WILL I BE DOING AS A JELLYVISION SALES INTERN? 

Great question!  As a sales intern, you will be:

  • Organizing and creating lists of prospects to email and cold call within a territory.
  • Using Salesforce and other tracking software to help you keep track of your work and opportunities, and maintain clean data.
  • Making cold calls every day to reach out to prospects to share our ALEX library of products.
  • Learning to craft specialized emails to send to prospects and other social outreach.
  • Using a variety of sources including LinkedIn to discover fresh accounts and contacts.
  • Listening in on product demos with our Account Executive team to build knowledge of the sales cycle.

Sign me up! How do I apply?

Send us a cover letter that clearly indicates:

1)   What year you are in school and when you plan to graduate (if applicable)

2)   What you think you could contribute to Jellyvision as a Sales Intern this summer.

3)   What you hope to get out of the internship.

4) Your previous sales experience, if applicable.

Also send us a resume that fills us in on your experience to date—including sales / cold-call experience, school projects and work you’ve done on your own.

You will receive an auto-reply confirming that we've received your application.

If you decide to apply, please know that every complete application will be carefully reviewed. Seriously! We know it is a time commitment to prepare an application. And we respect that effort by thoughtfully reviewing every complete application and responding one way or the other. But that kind of thoughtful review means that it sometimes takes us awhile to get back to applicants, so please no phone calls please. The time we spend responding to phone calls and emails inquiring about where we are in the process is time that we could be spending actually moving the process along – so please be patient with us! 

We review applications as they come in and select candidates to interview on a rolling basis. 

Thanks for your interest in Jellyvision, and good luck.

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Location

Our yard is the Chicago River and our porch is the Chicago Skyline. Nuff said.

An Insider's view of Jellyvision

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Jellyvision is a place where I truly feel like leadership wants me to be healthy/happy. They really show me they want you to have a work/life balance. The company does everything they can to avoid unwarranted stress with unlimited PTO, flexible Working From Home, emails reminding me to take care of myself, and ways to get help from my teammates.

Drew

Implementation Expert

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The Product team works with other teams to balance customer needs/user wants in a way that educates, promotes good decision-making and drives sales. We're trying to find that balance by listening to our internal/external stakeholders, considering company goals and making decisions that positively impact business, our customers and their employees.

Niral

Lead Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

At Jellyvision, you don’t just hear from your manager when you’ve done something wrong. Jellyvision is big on positive feedback and celebrating success. In my experience, management has been great at helping me identify what my strengths are and pointing me in that direction as I progress here.

Hope

Senior Business Development Specialist

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Implementation is a team of ballers, constantly impressing me with new ideas. Our most recent ideas are new classes around Professional Development and a pilot approach to quickly implement customers. These ideas came from folks on the team. When my coworkers have these ideas, my job is to give them the support and resources to run with them.

Alex

VP of Implementation

What projects are you most excited about?

I’m in love with our primary product ALEX because it has real impact on people including some of my own family members! Our product helps users to smartly choose their benefits in an easy-to-understand and friendly way. Also, we are always coming up with new ideas and better versions of our products. Jellyvision is always on the go!

Miguel

Software Engineer

What are Jellyvision Perks + Benefits

Jellyvision Benefits Overview

* Competitive pay, 401(k) with matching and benefits. We pay 100% of the cost of premiums for medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance for our employees (as long as you qualify for our tobacco-free discount; if you’re a tobacco user, your medical premiums will be higher than $0). We also cover a really nice chunk of the cost of premiums for spouse/dependent medical, dental and vision insurance.

* Casual dress and a flexible schedule. Come in a sweatshirt, jeans, whatever, like everyone else here.
Creative work environment. We are lucky to work in a place that is full of intelligent, talented and innovative folks. Although most hours the place is deathly quiet (we're a focused bunch), this is punctuated with hilarious outbursts and general merriment, which makes a nice way to spend the day.

* Free food. Every week, we stock our kitchen with free healthy snack foods, and we have a catered lunch every other week to give people a reason to hang out and eat together.

* Easy transportation and lots of love for folks who bike to work. We’re really close to the North/Clybourn red line stop and the Halsted (#8) bus (right by the Apple Store and Mega Whole Foods too), and we have a transit FSA that allows you to dedicate pre-tax dollars to public transportation expenses. A number of our employees like to bike to work, so we also have bike storage, showers and lockers in the office. And for those without their own bike in the city, we offer free divvy memberships – complete with Jellyvision bike helmets you can borrow from the office.

* Did we mention our yoga and meditation classes? We bring a pro instructor right to the office. Fully subsidized by Jellyvision and fully optional, btw.

* Oh! And we have a massage chair. Not just any massage chair, my friend. It’s the Renew 2 Zero-Gravity Massage Chair by Brookstone®. Feeling a little stiff? Sit down. Relax. Feel better? Good. Okay, back to work.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We have an HSA and a transit FSA!
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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