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Partnership Marketing Sales Intern

You could be part of the excitement at the Sacramento Kings. Our internship program will contribute to your education and to your professional growth and development. Our program has a rich combination of learning and networking activities that will make your term impactful, beneficial, and yes, FUN!

Interns may be responsible for any relocation and/or housing expenses.

Kings University starts October 10, 2023, and runs through the 23-24 season!

Job Summary: The Partnership Sales Intern will be responsible for supporting the sales team with prospect outreach, developing proposals, graphic design, conducting industry research, coordinating partner hospitality, day-to-day business operations, and overseeing admin duties of the sales department. The Sales Intern will be highly organized, professional, team-focused, passionate, collaborative, positive, and able to think on their feet.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the department’s strategic goals by helping to create new business proposals and current partner recaps utilizing graphic design, and data collection.
  • Perform research on key prospects, industry trends, and key categories to provide the Partnership Sales team with information about company organization structure, brand positioning, current marketing efforts, and primary decision makers.
  • Manage partnership assets and photo database for new business.
  • Assist with the coordination and project management of Partnership gameday activations and non-gameday events at Golden 1 Center and in the community.
  • Aid in the brainstorming of partnership marketing strategies including unique activations, community tie-in, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Business Intelligence team and other internal departments to pull data for key category partnership pitches, manage available inventory assets, and ensure partnership elements are accurately incorporated into proposals.
  • Coordinate Partnership Marketing hospitality for sales team.
  • Support Partnership Sales Team with client requests and various projects and duties as assigned.
  • Be eager to learn and have a positive, collaborative, and team-focused attitude.


  • An interest in gaining experience in corporate sponsorship and partnership sales.
  • Must have in-depth working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, LinkedIn, and graphic design programs such as Adobe Photoshop. Experience with related tools such as Salesforce, KORE, ClearSlide, SponsorUnited and ZoomInfo is a plus.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and be highly resourceful.
  • Must have strong interpersonal communication skills and be service-oriented, committed to teamwork and catering to clients.
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines and anticipate project needs.
  • Experience or studies in research, analytics, marketing, partnership marketing, sponsorship, corporate sales and/or client development is a plus.
  • Capable of working extended hours such as nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary.

Additional Requirements:

  • To be considered for this exciting internship opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume, along with your availability for days and hours.

To qualify for Kings University internships, you must be:

  • Currently enrolled in college or have graduated within 12 months
  • Able to commute to the downtown Sacramento office
  • Able to work 25 hours per week

Interns will be compensated $15.50 per hour and receive benefits such as California Paid Sick Leave, discounts on Sacramento Kings merchandise, and free parking.

The Sacramento Kings Organization is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital/familial status or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law. The Sacramento Kings organization also complies with all provisions of the U.S. Government's Executive Order 11246 dated September 24, 1965 and the rules, regulations and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.

Job Details
Date Posted
13 Sept 2023
🇺🇸 Sacramento, CA, USA
Required Experience
0+ years