Howies Sales Internship | Position Information

TITLE:                         Sales Intern

REPORTS TO:           Business Development Manager & CFO


Location:                     3445 36th St. Kentwood, MI 49512

Hours & Schedule:      On-location, Monday to Friday, up to 40 hours weekly


Howies Hockey Tape is a locally owned and fast-growing business that has been around the Grand Rapids area since 2002 with another distribution facility operating out of Burlington, Ontario, just outside of Toronto. Our focus is selling high quality hockey tape, accessories, apparel, and many other sporting goods. Over the years we have become a staple in the hockey community, and we are currently working with every team in the NHL, AHL, and the majority of division 1 colleges around the country.

In 2015 we launched our sister company, Howies Athletic Tape. This allowed us to branch into new markets and has given us the opportunity to work with all sports. We have built this side of the company to an elite level that allows us to supply products to MLB, NFL, MLS, and NBA teams. We are also supporting D1 football programs like the University of Michigan, Alabama, and Michigan State, as well as thousands of high schools across North America. If someone needs tape or sports medicine products, we want to be the ones to supply it.

All in all, we pride ourselves on providing the world’s highest quality products to pro shops, retail stores, teams of all levels, and international distributors. Another facet we are focused on is expanding our internet sales business directly to consumers so everyone can use Howies. Our team-oriented culture, industry-leading customer service, and ability to fulfill orders quickly and error free across all sales channels sets us apart from the competition.


We are looking for a group of driven individuals to join the team at Howies for our 2024 Sales Internship Program. Our company is growing exponentially on both sides of the business, and we are always looking for awesome new interns to come in and learn more about Howies, gain valuable experience in the field, If you are interested in working within the world of sports for an internationally recognized company, this is a great opportunity to thrive in a sales and business environment, and we would love to connect!


  • The “Intangibles” – We are looking for interns with a growth-minded attitude, a friendly and outgoing personality, and people who have an overall good fit within our company culture.
  • A business or sales background is preferred, but not required. The most important facet of this position will be your ability to learn and apply yourself when presented with challenges.
  • Hard work mentality. Sales techniques and other parts of the job can be taught, but being someone that is driven by success and will work hard cannot. This is a must at Howies!
  • Must be willing and able to work at least 10 hours a week. We do not want to waste your time and expect the same in return. You will get as much out of this job as you put into it.


  • Hands on sales training – This will include cold calling, perfecting sales techniques, and upholding our outstanding customer service. These are critical skills and experiences for any future sales job, and you will be learning from people that have been doing this for years.
  • Top tier company culture – We employ many current and former athletes who are goal driven and team oriented, and our culture is something we are very proud of. We play hockey together on Tuesday mornings, have team cookouts, and talk sports all day long.
  • Flexible schedule – We will require a minimum number of hours worked per week; however, we are willing to work around practices, games, and classes to ensure your success in this role. We love our interns around the office, but understand school and sports are important.
  • Competitive pay – The more you call, the more you get paid, simple as that. We believe in rewarding hard work, which is reflected in our monetary policy. All of our interns have an hourly pay base salary, plus a very solid commission structure that can be very lucrative.

GENERAL As a small business there are many other tasks that will be required

  • Represent Howies Hockey / Athletic Tape at tournaments and tradeshows as needed
  • Order fulfillment – know how to process and pack all orders that come into Howies
  • Work with production and operation teams to develop new product ideas
  • Work with the management and sales teams to develop new sales ideas
  • Communication and positive relationships with the entire team – top to bottom
  • Engage both the operations and sales sides of the business daily
  • Anything else required from Howies to be a best-in-class business


Here at Howies, we take the phrase “work hard, play hard” very seriously. When we are not busy assisting our customers, we are busy playing hockey and having a good time. When the days are just too perfect to be working, we will take a quick trip to the driving range, play pickup basketball, throw the football around, or get some batting practice in to stay seasoned for our summer softball league. In the wintertime, we will crack open a couple of cold ones and watch the Red Wings or even pop downtown and catch a Griffins game at the Van. All in all, we are always up for a good time, both in the office and out. We strive to make the office an awesome environment that our team is excited to come to on a daily basis and put in a hard day’s work.


If you are interested in being part of our team-oriented culture, we would love to talk about bringing you on board.

Our Business Development Manager is Cameron Orchard, please send him an email at and he will be happy to discuss opportunities further!