Operations Coordinator Intern

at Heroic Public Speaking HQ


What We Believe

We believe that a speech has the power to change the world and the people in it—including the speaker.

What We Do

Heroic Public Speaking helps thought leaders with transformational ideas leverage the power of performance to move audiences (and themselves) to think, feel, and act differently. Simply put, we help speakers deliver best-in-class performances so their ideas take hold and spread.

Who We Do It For

  • Thought leaders, professional speakers, and soon-to-be professional speakers.
  • Entrepreneurs who use speaking to build their brands and book more business.
  • Mission-driven leaders who want to advance a cause or lead a movement.
  • Executives who need to move people towards a big vision.

What We’ve Built

Heroic Public Speaking is considered by many to be the preeminent keynote speaker training company. Founded by Michael and Amy Port, a husband and wife team, we are headquartered in Lambertville, NJ, but our clients (who we refer to as “students”) visit us from all over the world. Michael is a NYT, WSJ, and USA Today bestselling author of nine books.


Interns support Heroic Public Speaking’s mission of creating exceptional experiences for our clients.

The Operations Coordinator Intern reports to the Director of Operations, and serves as an essential part of the Operations Team that runs Heroic Public Speaking, including administration, finance, HR, and logistics. You will have the opportunity to learn about many aspects of our business and industry, including but not limited to event production, social and referral marketing, events and course programming, and more.

Interns at Heroic Public Speaking also have the opportunity to develop and improve their presentation and public speaking skills. Employers often seek employees who can confidently and articulately present ideas, persuade others, and make compelling arguments. Strong presentation skills can also be a significant asset when pitching new projects or products, or when negotiating deals with clients or partners.

This is a hybrid role. The Operations Coordinator Intern works in-person at Heroic Public Speaking HQ in Lambertville, NJ, to help coordinate events as needed. Most non-event days will be remote.

For the right candidate, there is the possibility of a full-time position at the end of the summer.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Support the Director of Operations in financial administration.
  • Coordinate calendar for teams.
  • Place orders, coordinate with outside vendors, and track invoices.
  • Support the implementation of our marketing CRM through data management and entry.
  • Manage student data on our social platforms and website.
  • Provide backup support for in-person events, including welcoming students and managing meals.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or at least one year of relevant experience.
  • Strong eye for detail.
  • Available to work assigned days on location at Heroic Public Speaking HQ in Lambertville, NJ.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic personality.
  • Able to convey written and verbal information effectively to students and coworkers.
  • Must possess a service orientation; always actively looking for ways to help others.
  • Must possess basic computer skills.
  • Self-starter, capable of working in a fast-paced environment.


This is a full-time internship that runs from June 1 - September 1, 2023. Compensation for this position is $20/hour, with the possibility of a permanent position for the right candidate starting in the fall.


This is a hybrid position. The Operations Coordinator Intern can expect to be at Heroic Public Speaking HQ in Lambertville at least once a week, attending student events, working with the Director of Operations, or completing other in-person responsibilities. All other days are remote.

(We think you’re really going to love our hometown of Lambertville—we certainly do. Click here to learn more about the tranquil, storybook river town we call home.)


This position has the potential for a full-time position in the fall, and so we are looking for a recent graduate to fill this role. That said, we are open to applicants of all backgrounds and experiences; where you went to school or what level of education you’ve achieved is not the first thing we consider when reviewing applications.

What we care about is who you are now and how you show up in the world, so if you’re excited about this opportunity and think that you’re the right fit, we encourage you to apply.


  • Your resume.
  • A cover letter.
  • Links to your public social media profiles.

We can’t promise to interview everyone who applies for a position at Heroic Public Speaking, but we promise to review every application that is submitted. We’re looking forward to reviewing yours.

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Thank you for taking the time to apply for this opportunity with Heroic Public Speaking. We know you put effort and care into it. We promise to do the same when we review your application and certainly throughout the interview process.


1. We can do more together than we can alone.

By bringing in fresh insights and diverse perspectives, we learn more and feel more connected to the work we do. Collaboration is essential to the growth of our minds and our business.

2. We pursue mastery of craft.

In everything we do, we choose to hold ourselves to the highest standards. We bring an attitude of excellence to our work; we strive constantly to develop our craft, our character, and each other.

3. We are always performers, never critics.

Seeing the world through the eyes of a performer is critical to the creative process. We keep our minds open; we respect and honor that there are many different ways to approach the work we get to complete in our lives. We don’t waste time being petty, small, negative, or judgmental.

4. We make and keep promises.

Results and reputation are dependent on our ability to make commitments and fulfill them. When we do what we say we are going to do, doors open and opportunities abound.

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