Balloon Distractions PAID Internship Program
Balloon Distractions currently operates in 30 markets across the United States, from Seattle to Miami to Minneapolis. Each region is managed by a Regional Partner, many of whom started on the team as entry level entertainers, working their way through college.
Our company holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and is being featured on Season 5 of the top rated ABC show “Shark Tank” on January 17th, 2014.
This program seeks to partner with local colleges and universities to develop new Regional Partners in all 200 demographic market areas across the United States.
How it works:
Interns will learn how to entertain in restaurants, hire and train new staff and seek out and land new restaurant clients. They will work closely with the local Regional Partner in a mentor / mentee relationship.
Interns will earn $12 to $25 per HOUR working in restaurants.
By working in a “real world” environment our interns will gain valuable experience inside a national company that will complement their academic work in the classroom.
Any ambitious student with an expressive personality and a strong work ethic who is great at thinking “on their feet”.
An ideal candidate will be non-conventional, creative and personally dynamic.
Internship Program Goals:
This internship will teach a mix of pragmatic business skills; public speaking, customer service, hiring and managing staff and how to prospect and close new clients. Interns will work closely with Balloon Distractions staff as well as General Managers in national chains such as IHOP, Chili’s, Applebee’s, etc.
Within our pool of interns we want to identify and develop the future Regional Partners who will help us place a team in every metro area in the United States.
Specific timeline / schedule
The timeframe specified here is at the discretion of the intern and the Regional Partner who will be assigned to mentor them (the RP mentor). This internship is flexible and should work around the schedules of both the intern and their RP mentor.
Week 1-3: Intern will learn the basic entertainer role and go to restaurants to fill bookings, while doing so the intern is guaranteed to earn a minimum of $12 per hour. Intern will also be taught our online scheduling system and navigate our Online Training Interface.
Week 4-7: Intern will assist their RP mentor as they recruit and interview new entertainers.
Week 8-10: Intern will assist RP mentor in prospecting and landing new clients.
During the entire internship (and after) the intern is encouraged to fill bookings in the local area. Intern has the freedom to log onto our scheduling system and choose bookings at will, so there is flexibility based on the intern’s college schedule.
#1. The intern is required to successfully fill 20 bookings in the course of the 10 week program, each booking is from 3-4 hours in length and are normally in the evenings from 5PM on.
There are also Saturday and Sunday breakfast bookings that run from 9AM to 1PM.
#2. Intern must hire and train 2 crew members alongside the RP mentor.
#3. Intern must sell 2 new clients alongside the RP mentor
Interns are expected to sign an intern contract which includes a non-disclosure and non-compete clause.
This program can be custom designed based upon the specific credit hour requirements of your university and / or major.
Regional Partners earn $40,000 to $55,000 in their first year, so this is a viable post graduation track for any 4rth year college student.