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Grassroots/Promotions Specialist, Racquet Sports (ITA Internship)

This is posted from a third-party, WRK, on behalf of Wilson Sporting Goods.


The objective of the ITA Internship is to mentor a bright, aspiring student who has a passion for Racquet Sports and is eager to learn the business side of sports. The intern will assist in various projects within the Racquet Sports Division at Wilson and be exposed to various Racquet Sports team members to gain a broad perspective on our business.

Start date: May or June 2023 (based on the candidate's academic schedule)


  • Gathering data from NCAA and junior tournaments and constructing Excel and PowerPoint reports organizing product market share of Wilson compared with top competitors. Used this data to evaluate the growth of the company compared to previous years
  • Creating relationships with players, families, and consumers when working as a racquet sales expert at professional tennis tournaments such as the Cincinnati Open and the U.S. Open
  • Evaluating and selecting junior players for select team and platinum sponsorships based on recruiting scales and scouting


We would like our intern to be working towards an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Sports Marketing preferred but not required for this role.
  • Currently a Junior or Senior enrolled in a college or 4-year university (university or college must be an ITA member)
  • Tennis Team Member or Team Manager and for at least two semesters
  • Experience promoting his/her varsity tennis team on their college campus and in the community (i.e. helping to market home matches as part of the ITA attendance race)

Nice To Haves


Pay Scale
  • Rising senior $20/hour
  • Graduate: $25/hour
  • Graduate student/engineer: $30/hour

Additional benefits
  • Holiday pay
  • Ability to purchase products with employee discounts
  • $500/month housing stipend and assistance in securing dorm (no meal plans)

About Us

Passion. Creativity. Integrity. Teamwork. Ambition. Innovation. These are the qualities that have made Wilson Sporting Goods Co. the number one sports equipment brand in the world. And these are the qualities that our global team embodies every day as we pursue one shared bold mission: to ignite the true potential in every athlete. 

We know that great people are what makes our brand great. We know that teams who bring a variety of skill sets, experiences and perspectives to challenge the status quo and create game-changing product means we are doing right by the athletes and coaches we serve. And that's why we work with each member of our team to help them dream, discover, grow and realize their own full potential. 

Evolving the sports world and being the best partner for players is no small task. We are continually looking to add hard-working, ambitious, team-first individuals who desire to make a difference -and who love to help others win. Join us.

Salary : $20 to $30/Hr
Minimum Education : None
Job Type : Internship
Category : Retail
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Chicago, IL