Summer 2020- Business Development Intern - Sportservice

Delaware North

Business Internship

Our Exciting Work Environment

Are you an energetic undergraduate or graduate student who’s seeking an incredible paid internship program? Delaware North internshipsare paid and can be completed for academic credit. Summer internship dates typically span 10-14 weeks between: May 18th - August 26th, 2020. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience and make an impact in a global company.

A leader in hospitality and food service, Delaware North is one of the largest privately-held companies in North America. The company has a strong reputation in its industries – hospitality, food service, travel and tourism, retail, gaming and entertainment – with more than 100 locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom.

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for an Intern to join the Business Development Sportservice team.

We provide a fun, fast-paced and friendly environment for its interns, offering students real-world, real-work learning experiences. All Delaware North interns participate in the Delaware North Intern Experience which includes opportunities for career and leadership development, mentoring and coaching, and corporate intern training.

Corporate interns work at our global headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y., an iconic, 12-story glass-walled building in the vibrant hub of the new and historic heart of downtown Buffalo. The headquarters integrates the latest advances in environmental energy conservation and office design and features cutting-edge technology.

You will discover how a global hospitality company operates and will work alongside exceptional team members that exemplify Delaware North values: Lean Forward, Come Together, Stand Up, Do Right, Think Guest.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a highly motivated, hardworking, detail-oriented individual with a genuine interest in project management; a self-starter who is willing to go above and beyond with a strong work ethic and excellent writing skills.


Daily duties will vary but may include/are not limited to: assisting with securing necessary information for proposals, working with GMs at Delaware North units or other corporate departments, assisting with writing sections of proposals, research, working with the design department for upcoming presentations, populating databases such as Saleforce and Digital Asset Management.

Assist the broader team in ad hoc projects

Involved in brainstorming, incubation exercises, and bringing outside perspective on potential adjacent and net new opportunities for the enterprise.

Learning Objectives:

Strengthening of Microsoft Office skills (PowerPoint and Excel)

Strengthening of writing and presentation skills

Understanding the structure and process of opportunity vetting and responding to RFPs

Learn to manage and adapt to changing priorities

High level understanding of project management


Pursuing a Degree (e.g., Bachelor’s/Master’s candidate): current junior or senior with at least 1 semester remaining, 1st year MBA or current MBA with at least 1 semester remaining

Area of Study(s): Business, Marketing or Communications

Software/Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint or Keynote on Mac

Excellent writing skills

Other Skills or Experience: Self-starter that is willing to go above and beyond with a strong work-ethic. Ability to collaborate with multiple sources daily, and strong communication skills. Detail oriented.

Creativity and problem-solving skills are key as associate may be given tasks with limited instructions. Ideally some prior business experience.