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Fall 2018 North America Licensing Internship

Domestic Licensing Department | New York, NY | Internship

Job Description

About Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street which reaches 156 million children across more than 150 countries. The Workshop’s mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Delivered through a variety of platforms, including television programs, digital experiences, books and community engagement, its research-based programs are tailored to the needs of the communities and countries they serve. For more information, visit us at


Internship Description

The Sesame Street North America Licensing team is looking for Business/Marketing/Communications (or similar concentrations) majors for our Fall 2018 Licensing Internship. We are looking for proactive, driven, problem-solving interns that are interested in learning about all aspects of consumer products. As a department, we are responsible for the management of all product licensing deals encompassing product development, creative asset distribution, legal and financial obligations, and general account management.  Essentially, we make sure that all products, from toys to t-shirts, featuring Elmo, Cookie Monster, and the rest of the gang are the best that they can possibly be. We use a perfect balance of the business and creative parts of our brains and are looking for a like-minded intern to join our team for the fall.

General Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Trend/industry research – could include competitive analysis, new business development, retail store checks, etc.
  • Support for product development process through submission system management and collaboration with the Creative Services team
  • Develop brand marketing materials to be shared with current partners as well as new business opportunities
  • Organize product samples
  • Support for any trade show preparation and follow-ups
  • Administrative responsibilities like product archiving, selling information and contract filing

Works Directly With:

  • North America Licensing
  • International Licensing
  • Creative Services
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Publishing/Media Products


Qualifications/Technical Skills:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (PPT, Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Social Media


Critical Position Behaviors:

Computer Literate: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Confident: Possesses and exhibits a level of confidence, but is able to take direction and criticism professionally while communicating efficiently.

Detail Oriented: Ability to work efficiently and effectively. Ability to keep self and space organized. 

Enthusiastic: Enthusiastic and highly energetic ensuring a willingness to learn and creating a positive work environment.

Sense of Humor: Ability to find the funny in most situations.

Flexibility/Adaptability: Ability to adapt to and work effectively within a variety of situations and with various individuals and groups as production needs develop.

Hospitality: Displays a positive attitude with a will to do whatever it takes to get a job done – big or small. Takes time to put pride into work, even in the details of small jobs.

Initiative: Proactive attitude that focuses on creating ideas and plans for correcting issues or handling daily tasks. Uses resources well and creates projects to use downtime productively.

Results Oriented: Ability to achieve results and complete assignments in a timely manner.

Team Player: Must thrive in a collaborative environment. Works on personal and professional growth with hopes of inspiring and encouraging growth in others. 


Please Note: Applicants must be currently enrolled in College or University.

All years are welcome to apply, Juniors and Seniors are preferred.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Hours per Week:14  • Wage/ Salary: $13 hourly

You will need to provide a resume and cover letter which outlines your goals for an internship. Hours are flexible and depend on the student’s class schedule, course requirements (if applicable) and availability.

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodate may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sesame Workshop is Drug‐Free Workplace in an effort to safeguard workplace health, safety, and productivity.

At the Employer’s discretion, employment is contingent upon passing a post offer background check. Fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.