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CDW Summer Internship Program - Sales Internship - Chicago, ILat CDW Careers

Job ID: 17001932
Updated: Today
Location: Chicago, IL, United States


Are you a driven, self-starter that’s eager to develop your strategic selling skills in a collaborative, problem solving team environment? CDW is looking for the best and the brightest students to join our Summer Sales Internship Program. This program is designed to offer hands-on experience in business-to-business technology sales. You’ll be exposed to solution based selling strategies by collaborating with sales professionals that have access to 1,100+ brands and 250,000+ products to tackle our customers’ IT challenges. You will join a community of interns from universities across the country.


You will be given the opportunity to sharpen your interpersonal skills and expand your knowledge of this ground-breaking industry of technology by learning beyond the classroom. The internship experience begins with one-week classroom training and leads into ongoing support and feedback from your dedicated Sales Manager throughout the 10-week internship. This dynamic experience allows you to be fully immersed in CDW’s culture with an opportunity for a full-time sales career after successful completion of the program.


You'll participate in a variety of meaningful projects that will allow you to experience each step in our high-performance sales environment. You will make a significant impact to our sales team by providing a fresh perspective. Beyond collaborating and managing strategic projects, the program delivers enrichment activities and social opportunities to grow your professional network and development. Past professional development events included: Executive panel breakfast, vendor partner tours, volunteer day and structured workshops.


  • Responsible for researching new and inactive accounts.
  • Improve relationships with new and existing key contacts.
  • Uncover additional potential opportunities through follow up with customers.
  • Assist customers in establishing online accounts.
  • Work with experienced Account Managers on targeted selling campaigns.
  • Research segment specific data for Sales Managers’ territory optimization.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to understand the CDW business model better.
  • Collaborate with vendor partners to understand business model and their partnership with CDW.



At CDW, we aim to craft a unified and reciprocal environment with a strong focus on our coworkers. Every coworker, at any level, is approachable and encouraging, which sets the entire team up for success. We are a unified team of diverse thinkers and problem solvers aspiring to win together as we put our customers first.


CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare organizations. Ranked No. 199 on the Fortune 500 list, our teams across the globe work together to bring technology to life for our customers. CDW was ranked one of WayUp’s Top Internship Programs in the country and by The Vault as a Top 25 Tech and Engineering Internship.



  • Currently enrolled Juniors or first semester Seniors who are passionate about sales and marketing.
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Availability to work a 40-hour week within standard business hours throughout the summer.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and in a constructive manner with all coworkers. Ambitious attitude with a motivation to excel in the role.
Job Category: Summer Intern
Job Type: Full-Time
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