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Internship (Food Broker)

Affinity Group
Arlington Heights, IL
Expired: June 30, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Internship

Looking for an opportunity to start your career in sales in the food industry?

If you are passionate about the food industry and interested in gaining practical experience in food brokerage, we encourage you to apply for this internship opportunity.

Who we are:


The Affinity Group is one of the fastest-growing food sales and marketing agencies, with a national presence throughout North America and Canada. We represent some of the most recognizable and well-regarded food brands in the industry. 

Supported by the corporate sales support team, you’ll be part of a team that drives brand awareness and increases market demand for our clients. Affinity Group brings decades of expertise and a consultative system that is tailored for a localized approach.

Now's the time to bring your skills to the Affinity Group, where you get to develop and present clients with a consultative roadmap to enhance their brand and value proposition. Here’s a taste of how you can make your mark for the Affinity Group:

Job Description

As a Food Broker Intern, you will have the opportunity to work closely with our experienced team of food brokers, assisting in various aspects of the brokerage process. You will gain insight into the food industry, develop valuable skills in sales and relationship management, and contribute to the success of our clients. This internship offers a unique opportunity to learn about the intricacies of food brokerage and gain practical experience in a fast-paced and competitive environment.


  • Assist in market research and analysis to identify potential clients and trends in the food industry
  • Support food brokers in developing sales strategies and plans for client products
  • Help in the preparation of sales presentations, product demonstrations, and promotional materials
  • Collaborate with the team to maintain client relationships, ensuring excellent customer service and satisfaction
  • Participate in client meetings, trade shows, and industry events
  • Aid in tracking sales data, monitoring product performance, and generating reports
  • Assist in administrative tasks, including data entry, filing, and maintaining records


  • Currently pursuing a degree in business, marketing, or a related field (or recent graduate)
  • Strong interest in the food industry, sales, and relationship management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and multitasking abilities
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Creative thinker with problem-solving skills
  • Prior experience in sales, customer service, or the food industry is a plus, but not required


  • Hands-on experience in food brokerage, working with a diverse range of food products
  • Opportunity to learn from experienced professionals in the industry
  • Exposure to the intricacies of sales and relationship management in the food industry
  • Networking opportunities with food manufacturers, retailers, and industry professionals
  • Potential for future employment or references based on performance

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications. In your cover letter, please mention any coursework, projects, or experiences that demonstrate your suitability for this internship.

Our culture

Starting in 2014, we're just a team of sales pros, business development chasers, and creative marketing designers that came together with the goal to disrupt and re-engineer how a sales and marketing agency represents clients within the food, beverage, and retail verticals.

As a premier food and beverage agency, we know our “secret sauce” is our people. The Affinity Group culture can be described as #flexible, #accommodating, #creative, and #activating.

Our people are empowered not to wait for things to happen, but to make things happen! We believe for us to continue being a forward-thinking and progressive organization, we must honor and learn from our past but remain hyper-focused on our future. Forget about “culture fit”; we’re looking for the very best, qualified, and diverse talent that will be a “culture add” to the Affinity Group team!

The Affinity Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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Arlington Heights, IL
60005 USA


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