Internships / Sports Management
St. Louis Sports Commission
The Sports Commission offers an internship programĖduring the fall, spring, or summer academic semesters of a university student, either on a full-time or part-time basis. Occasionally post-graduate internships are available. A background in sports administration, sports marketing, sports management, communications, or journalism and a passion for sports are preferred. Hours of work are flexible and depend on the studentís schedule and the Sports Commissionís event calendar. The internís learning experience is acquired by working normal business hours of the Sports Commission and at events produced by the organization. Generally internships are not compensated; however, parking is paid. Enrolled in an academic program consistent with marketing and management in the sports industry.
The Sports Commission is an independent, privately funded non-profit organization with a mission of making the region a better place to live, visit, work and play through sports. Its efforts focus on acquiring/creating, producing and managing major sporting events; and contributing to its quality of life. The organization also coordinates youth programs and sports clinics through its affiliated Sports Foundation and Sportsmanship Initiative. Interns will participate and gain valuable experience in several facets of the Sports Commissionís work. As an intern, you will be involved in event management, marketing and sales, communications, fundraising and graphic design. Interns are given major responsibilities crucial to the success of the organizationís events. They also participate in staff meetings, board meetings and provide assistance to all full-time staff members as needed.
The growing popularity of sports management and marketing in academic programs and the field of sports as a career goal have resulted in greater competition for jobs in the workforce. An internship with the Sports Commission will give you experience and expertise allowing you to stand out in this specialized industry. You also will connect with many individuals in the business and sports community through your day-to-day work at the Sports Commission.
Good writing, communication and people skills.
Prior sports related experience preferred and helpful.
Computer skills using Microsoft Office software applications such as Excel, Word and Publisher; Outlook, and Internet.
Basic Work Elements of an Internship:
Work days are Monday through Friday with a 35 to 40-hour work week; generally starting at 9 am till 5:00 pm. As event dates approach, hours usually increase as necessary. Interns may be asked to assist evenings or weekends.
The duration of an internship is generally compatible with college / university academic semesters. These are unpaid positions; parking is provided.
The dress code for interns is business casual Ė jeans, shorts or sweat clothes are not appropriate.
The duration of internships can be flexible depending on Sports Commission and individual student needs.
Please submit the following (via email is preferred):
Letter of Interest (please explain how your skill set and experience make you an ideal candidate for an internship with the Sports Commission)
Two letters of recommendation
Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview with Sports Commission staff. This process will focus on the Sports Commissionís time and event requirements and the experience and goals of the students.
How To Apply For This Internship
308 N. 21st Street - Suite 500
St. Louis, MO 63103