NFL Careers

Catering Sales Intern

Seattle Seahawks
Seattle, WA
Internship: Internship
Under the direction of the Catering Sales Manager you will assist the department in developing relationships with confirmed clients and building a food and beverage program that will ensure to inspire our clients and their guests.  Your internship will cover all areas of food and beverage and you will develop a keen understanding of taking an event from booking to execution within a NFL Stadium environment. This also includes basic sales points, menu creations, forecast and billing, operational planning knowledge of Caterease system, effective client communication during event planning.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • You will work in conjunction with the building sales team and our Catering Food and Beverage sales manager on selling food and beverage programming for a multitude of events within the Stadium
  • Assist the Sales department with menu creation to meet the desired needs of each client.  Participate in client meetings throughout the event process
  • You will work closely with the Culinary team on menu development, costing and pricing
  • Learning and working with accounting procedures and the follow through with client billing , deposits, PO’S, and final payment
  • You will take an event and work with the Catering Event team to assist with event set-up, staffing, operating , tear down of event, and inventory
  • Develop effective tools and organizational time management
  • Work with multiple departments.

Required Skills:
  • Some understanding of sales and marketing
  • Strong written and verbal communications
  • Able to manage heavy workload and deadlines
  • Flexible and able to problem solve
  • Passionate about the hospitality industry
  • Strong attention to detail

Time Frame: 
Most of our intern placements will last the duration of the NFL season (approx. late June or early July – February).

Applicant must: 
  • Be currently enrolled as a junior, senior, or recent graduate (within 6 months) from a four year college or university. Grad school students are eligible to apply as well.
  • Have authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Have a current driver’s license
  • Be able to work 30 hours per week as well as game day/nights, weekends and other various events

Selection Process:
Final applicants will be contacted and invited to participate in our interview process starting in early May. All interviews will take place at our team headquarters in Renton or at our stadium in Seattle and must be done in person. Further, we will not pay for any interview related expenses such as travel or lodging; these expenses are the sole responsibility of the applicant.

NOTE: Due to the large volume of applicants that apply, we ask that you do not contact us during this process. 

General Information:
All internships are hourly and paid. Interns are responsible for their own housing, travel, and relocation expenses. A background check will be conducted prior to starting work with us.

Applicants Must:
  • Attached a current resume and cover letter
  • Answer all of the questions below

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. YES/NO: I am a junior or senior or recent graduate within the past six months

  3. YES/NO: I have local housing available in or near Seattle

  4. YES/NO: I am able to work full-time during the NFL season

  5. YES/NO:I am looking for a summer only internship

  6. YES/NO: I am willing to relocate and I understand that any costs associated with the relocation are my responsibility.

  7. YES/NO: I am authorized to work in the U.S.

  8. YES: I understand that due to the large volume of applicants that apply, I will not contact the Seahawks or CenturyLink Field staff during this process.


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