2018-19 INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED

Apply Now For Future Consideration!

The VCU Sports Marketing Internship Program will provide a great opportunity for students interested in sports to receive “hands on” experience in an intercollegiate athletics department. Interns in the program will help plan and execute marketing efforts across all intercollegiate sports, power our group ticket sales initiatives, and take on additional projects and events as needed. Interns will be cross-trained in all aspects of our program, providing a wide range of knowledge and experiences from sales to customer service to promotion management.

For more information, feel free to contact Vaughan Moss at mossv@vcu.edu or Dylan Baker at dbaker28@vcu.edu.

 

Description: 

Assist in all aspects of marketing operations in an NCAA Division I Athletics Department. Interns will assist with promotions, including promotional development, preparation, administration, assist with student activities, assist with distribution of marketing materials within the surrounding community, and assist in daily operational activities of a marketing department. Furthermore, interns will be broken down into Tiers with duties and qualifications as follows:

Tier 1

  • Junior or Senior at VCU and in good academic standing with the university
  • VCU Athletics intern for the last 2 years
  • Eligible for work study program (receive payment for work)
  • Work 7-10 office hours per week
  • Lead marketing contact for non-ticket sport (must work all of team's home games)
    • Assist with promotional planning for assigned non-ticketed sport, including the development and implementation of game day promotions (on-court/field and in game promotions, music, game production scripts, etc.)
  • Assist with special projects as assigned
  • Assist with group sales initiatives

Tier 2

  • At least a Sophomore at VCU and in good academic standing with the university
  • Work 3-5 office hours per week
  • Work at least 1 home event per week
  • Assist with special projects as assigned
  • Perform clerical and office duties as assigned by the Athletics Marketing staff

Tier 3

  • At least a Freshman at VCU and in good academic standing with the university
  • Work at least 2 home events per week
  • Assist with on-campus marketing efforts
  • Assist with the distribution (on/off campus) of advertising materials (flyers, table tents, posters, schedule cards, print ads, etc.)
  • No office hours

Qualifications:

  • Current VCU student in good academic standing with the university.
  • Possess the time and availability to make a commitment to this unpaid position
  • Possess a positive attitude, enthusiasm, interpersonal skills, responsibility, initiative, passion, and work ethic necessary to succeed as a member of the team.
  • Possess an interest and/or desire to work in the business of athletics.
  • Be willing to work nights, weekends, and during academic breaks as required by the game schedules of the various VCU Athletics programs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to treat this internship as a real job and fulfill the requirements of the position.
  • Prior knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.) is a plus but not required.