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🚀 Internship

Sales Development Intern - Cleveland

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18d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • The candidate must be enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university, be a Junior or Senior class standing, have a minimum overall 2.5 cumulative GPA, be legally authorized to work in the country without sponsorship, have the ability to operate a computer and communicate via telephone, be physically capable of operating a motor vehicle, and have strong communication and organizational skills. Preferred qualifications include entering Senior year, previous experience in customer service or sales, and well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • The Sales Development Intern in Cleveland will collaborate with mentors and sales reps at Sherwin-Williams to gain experience in sales, marketing, analytics, training, and business communication. Additionally, the intern may have the opportunity to visit the main office in North Carolina and present their summer experiences.
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Off-cycle Internship

Sales & Business Development•Cleveland


  • Do you want to be a part of a team that never quits, welcomes creativity and is the world’s largest paints and coatings company in the world? If so, keep reading because we have an exciting opportunity for you. Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group is offering a PAID internship for college students that offers hands-on experience in a well-known Home Center that carries Sherwin-Williams Retail North America Division's products, Valspar, HGTV by Sherwin-Williams, Cabot, Minwax, Purdy, Thompsons Water Seal and more. This opportunity could also lead to full-time career opportunities upon graduation!


  • Education & Experience Requirements:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited four year college or university.
  • Must be a Junior or Senior class standing.
  • Minimum overall 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without now or in the future requiring sponsorship for employment visa status.
  • Must be able to work all scheduled hours which may include weekends.
  • Must be able to operate a computer/iPad and communicate via the telephone.
  • Positions in this class typically require: typing, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, type, grasp, feel, talk, hear, see and perform repetitive motions; ability to climb a ladder.
  • Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • May require prolonged standing in retail store environment.
  • Ability to accurately distinguish color for the purpose of visual color matching and color recommendations.
  • Licensed and physically capable of operating a motor vehicle (passenger car).
  • Must have a valid unrestricted driver's license.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who are entering their Senior year upon the conclusion on the Summer Internship Program.
  • Previous experience in Customer Services, Sales, Marketing or other Business related field.
  • Previous relevant internships or co-op experience.
  • Well-developed analytical, problem-solving and decision making skills.
  • Strong Communication, relationship building and organizational skills.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Sales & Business Development


  • Your summer will start off with a virtual Opening Kickoff event where you will learn all about the Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group and be introduced to all of the exciting items your summer internship will entail.
  • While working side by side with your “Mentor” and other Sherwin-Williams Store Sales Reps, you will be introduced and begin to develop aspects in sales, analytics, marketing activations, training, Key Decision Making (KDM) exposure, business acumen and business communication. Interns will also be exposed to Sherwin-Williams professionals in a variety of functional areas.
  • After participating in all of these learning experiences, you may have the opportunity to visit our main office in Davidson, North Carolina where you can “Let your Colors Show” and conduct a presentation on the exciting and new experiences that you learned throughout the summer.


Work type

Part time

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