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Inside Sales Intern - Lake Forest

Date: Nov 18, 2021

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

Company Overview

Grainger is North America's leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating products and services. Our wide assortment, deep expertise, innovative technology solutions and unparalleled customer service keep customers' operations running and their people safe.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. We have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way at Grainger.


Internship Program Overview

The Grainger internship program is currently based in Lake Forest. Not only do we provide a great experience as far as project experience, but throughout the program, we offer opportunities for learning sessions with our Executive Leadership team, a tour of our local distribution center, professional development sessions, and cross-functional team building. Interns will receive performance reviews with their manager, which is a great opportunity to learn and grow their skillsets.  At the end of the internship, the intern will also provide a final presentation to their department leadership team about their project and recommendations for the future. 

In addition, Grainger’s internship provides paid housing for those interns who live outside a 30-mile radius from Lake Forest. At this time, we plan for our 2022 internship program to take place in person. However, we are actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and will take all necessary steps to ensure team member safety.

We believe our internship program is a great experience and an amazing opportunity for students to learn, grow, network, and have fun!  Grainger also places a strong emphasis on recruiting top internship talent for full-time opportunities where available.


Professional Development

  • Onboarding: Program interns will go through a comprehensive onboarding process, and participate in structured development sessions.
  • Skillset Development:  Receive ongoing coaching to enhance communication, leadership, presentation, and selling skillsets.
  • Leadership Exposure: Meet with executive leaders to learn about different areas of the business.  
  • Mentorship: Throughout the program, interns receive direct feedback from a peer mentor, their manager to help them in their professional development.
  • Network:  Interns will be able to grow their network and build positive working relationships.  
  • Have Fun: Participate in company lunch and learns, attend social events with your fellow intern colleagues, and more.



  • Expected graduation with a Bachelors degree in Sales, Business, Marketing or related field between Winter 2022 – Spring 2023
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Preferred major GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Does not require sponsorship



Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.