Summer Internship Program

June 1st to August 15th | 2021

Overview

Tailwaters Fly Fishing Company is seeking to fill two internship positions located at our World HQ in Dallas, Texas. This will be our third Summer for the program and first time to publicly open the interview process. Join our team this Summer and become a part of a fun, fast paced work environment while gaining vast experience and knowledge of the industry at Texas’ Fly Shop.

Throughout the 12 week program, the interns will have a main focus on sales and marketing. In addition, the candidates will have exposure to the financial side of running and operating a specialty retail store and travel outfitter, including but not limited to inventory management, buying, sales forecasting, as well as website and social media content creation. Participation in marketing, sales, customer experience, and other related meetings that lead to an overall exemplary shop experience is expected. The intern schedule is Wednesday – Saturday, at 30 hours per week.

Tailwaters originally opened in Dallas in May of 2007. The shop relocated in 2016 from Uptown to our current 5000+ square foot warehouse and showroom in the Dallas’ Design District on the banks of the Trinity River. Through an experienced and knowledgeable staff, Tailwaters excels in assisting clients gear up for destination travel for Fly Fishing both domestic and internationally as well as fishing on local waters. Tailwaters has a robust education program for all angler levels and also operates as a specialty event venue.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of Intermediate Fly Fishing experience / knowledge is required
  • Brand and product knowledge preferred (Simms, Howler, Fishpond, Sage, Scott, Ross, etc)
  • Recent graduate or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in Business, Marketing , or related field.
  • Must have a strong interest in product management and retail sales
  • Strong communication skills, and relationship building with a service minded attitude is preferred.
  • Outgoing and friendly personality, and ability to work well within a team environment
  • Point of sale experience and/or retail experience preferred

Please send resumes to [email protected] Preference will be given to those with a cover letter highlighting their motivation for pursuing this internship with a strong desire to get their foot in the door in the fly fishing and service industry. Eligible candidates will be contacted by Tailwaters via email and phone to schedule an interview. (No unscheduled appointments)

The interview process will begin April 1st and conclude on May 21st. THANK YOU!