Sales 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 visit us from all over the world. Michael is a NYT, WSJ, and USA Today bestselling author of nine books.


For the right candidate, this is the kind of opportunity that can kickstart your career.

We are seeking a Sales Intern with the right experience and temperament to engage with our clients, follow up on new leads, and play an important, hands-on role in Heroic Public Speaking’s sales process.

Maybe you’re an ambitious recent graduate looking to start your career at a growing, thriving company. Or maybe you’re already a few years into your career, and you’re looking to make a pivot toward working somewhere that shares your values. No matter where you are in your journey, if you’re ready to perform meaningful work with a team of motivated, engaged people who are passionate about what they do, this may be the opportunity for you.

The Sales Intern reports to the Sales Director, and will have the opportunity to learn about many aspects of our business and industry, gaining crucial knowledge and insight that can help propel you forward in your career. During your time with Heroic Public Speaking, you will be steeped in many different aspects of the sales process and much more, including event production, social and referral marketing, course programming, and more.

At Heroic Public Speaking, we invest in our team and develop our people. During your time with us, you will also have the opportunity to sharpen your presentation and public speaking skills—skills that will further you in your career, long after the end of your internship. Strong presentation skills can be a significant asset when interviewing, pitching, or promoting new ideas or products, and you will have the opportunity to develop yours during your internship with us.

This is a hybrid role. The Sales Intern should expect to work at Heroic Public Speaking HQ in Lambertville, NJ, at least once a week for client event days and other required in-person days as assigned. All other days will be remote.

For the right candidate, there is the possibility of a full-time position at the end of the summer. This is an opportunity for you to get a close, inside look at a thriving business, learn what we do well, and potentially join our team on a permanent basis in an essential role.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Engage with potential clients.
  • Document the sales training process.
  • Field incoming sales inquiries.
  • Follow up on qualified leads.
  • Prospect, qualify, strategize, and close new client scopes of work/contracts.
  • Consult past clients and identify lost client issues.
  • Log sales calls and notes in HubSpot, Heroic Public Speaking’s CRM.
  • Interact and develop relationships with both leads and clients.
  • Additional job duties as assigned.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Have completed a Bachelor’s degree, Graduate degree, or at least two years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Available to work the assigned days at Heroic Public Speaking HQ in Lambertville, NJ.
  • An energetic and enthusiastic personality is essential.
  • Must be able to convey written and verbal information effectively to clients and coworkers.
  • Must possess a service orientation; always actively looking for ways to help others.
  • Self-starter, capable of working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with public speaking is a big plus.
  • Previous experience in a sales or education environment is preferred, but not required.


This is a full-time internship that runs from June 1 - September 1, 2023. Salary for this position is $25/hour, with the possibility of a permanent position for the right candidate starting in the fall.


This is a hybrid position. The Sales Intern can expect to be at Heroic Public Speaking HQ in Lambertville at least once a week, attending client events, working with our team, 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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