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Verizon Communications Inc

Virginia Tech University - Public Sector Federal Sales Summer 2024 Internship

Sales and Marketing



Ashburn, Virginia, United States

When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world's leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect around the world. We're a human network that reaches across the globe and works behind the scenes. We anticipate, lead, and believe that listening is where learning begins. In crisis and in celebration, we come together-lifting up our communities and striving to make an impact to move the world forward. If you're fueled by purpose, and powered by persistence, explore a career with us. Here, you'll discover the rigor it takes to make a difference and the fulfillment that comes with living the #NetworkLife.

This role is posted specifically for students currently attending Virginia Tech University. If you are not a current student at Virginia Tech University, please review other open roles at

What you'll be doing...

From internships and co-ops to leadership development programs and entry-level roles, Verizon's award-winning Campus program allows you to take the next step toward shaping your future. Our Campus program has been recognized with awards like WayUp's Top 100 Internship Programs and RippleMatch's Campus Forward Award. Why the accolades? It's easy. We quickly immerse our interns in meaningful work and projects that deliver tangible business impact. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to network with V Teamers across the globe, find mentors, and establish meaningful friendships that could last a lifetime. Start here and go anywhere, with opportunities across the business. When students like you join the V Team, our network becomes even stronger.

Verizon's Public Sector organization is here to connect people, places and things when those connections matter the most. We provide services that help to deliver critical solutions to the federal government. The larger group covers state and local government and first responders, as well as enhance services for local communities, and give students and their instructors the tools for richer learning.

This Public Sector internship, which is part of the overall Verizon Campus Program, will give you a chance to channel your drive and enthusiasm and learn the practical application of your degree concepts. Public Sector Sales Interns are professionals who bridge the gap between technology and business. We are experts in our portfolio and are able to articulate the business value of the technology solutions. We help our clients to incorporate the Verizon technology that solves their business needs. You will be front and center, hands-on and contributing your creative energy to high-impact projects from the moment you arrive. You will put your degree to use and gain experience in the field through on the job training.

As a Sales Intern, you may have the opportunity to:

  • Unlock new business and partner with the sales team to close the sale.
  • Find ways to grow the business with existing customers.
  • Assist in crafting programs about our products that will "wow" our customers.
  • Partner with our team in resolving customer problems and recommend solutions.
  • Manage sales tracking and making appointments for the team.
  • Provide competitive product and market research support.
  • Partner with our team to analyze customer data and develop best in class solutions.
  • Attend learning programs and training sessions.
  • Participate in networking activities with other interns, professionals and business leaders.
  • Manage your projects while constantly being challenged to generate smart solutions.

You must be currently enrolled in a degree program at Virginia Tech University and be in good academic standing to be considered.

If you are interested in any other roles or locations in addition to this one, please submit your application to those postings directly as well in order to be considered.

What we're looking for...

You're a motivated self-starter. Never satisfied with the status quo, you're always trying to beat a personal best. You thrive in a fast-paced environment where new challenges come up every day. You are flexible, dependable and work well in varying environments. Learning quickly is personally rewarding and inspires you to take smart risks.

You'll need to have:
  • Current enrollment at Virginia Tech University in a Bachelor's degree program in Sales, Business, Political Science, Marketing, Communications/Public Relations, or related major with an expected completion date between December 2024 and June 2025.
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. without restrictions or need for future sponsorship.
  • Willingness to work in Ashburn, VA

Even better if you have:
  • Strong analytical skills, communication, leadership and presentation skills.
  • Previous experience interacting with customers .
  • Experience with or knowledge of contract management, procurement strategy, market research and sales.
  • Ability to quickly learn, understand, and work with new emerging technologies, methodologies and solutions.
  • Previous internship experience in a technology-related field.

Where you'll be working

In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.

Scheduled Weekly Hours

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.YmJnZW5lcmljLjI1MDk4LjEzMTgzQHZlcml6b253b3JrZGF5LmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ.gif