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Overview:

An internship with the Sunflower State Games offers excellent insight into the world of event planning and sports marketing and management. Interns have the opportunity to earn college credit as well as gain the experience necessary to compete for positions in these industries. There are multiple internship openings available for the spring, summer, and fall terms. Come help conduct the largest amateur athletic event in the state of Kansas!

How to Apply:

Click on the online application above and submit a resume and cover letter outlining why you want to work with the SSG and what qualities, skills and attributes you possess. Please indicate which internship you are interested in. Please note: Sunflower State Games will accommodate students needing to fulfill standard requirements set by their school and is highly recommended to obtain an optimal experience.

Deadline:

Spring Semester/Summer Internships: Applications open in September and interviews are conducted December until February or until positions are filled.

Fall Internship: Applications open in May and interviews are conducted June through August or until positions are filled.


Start/End dates are somewhat flexible. Minimum hours expected are 12-15 hours per week in the spring and approximately 20 hours per week in the summer depending on the position. SSG is willing to work around school and work schedules. All interns will work from SSG Headquarters in Topeka. Summer interns are required to work all competition dates including: July 9-18, 2021.

 


 

Spring Semester/Summer Internship: Mid March - End of July

Sport Marketing and Event Operations Internship

Responsibilities
  • Work closely with staff on all public relations issues including marketing campaigns, customer service, event promotion and volunteer recruitment.
  • Assist staff  with operational issues including registration management, facility preparation and equipment distribution.
  • Aid in planning special events including VIP Reception and the Athlete Festival.
  • Interns will be highly visible representing the organization at community and area events. Interns must be available to work weekends.
  • Work with sport commissioners to coordinate logistics, prepare for events and assist in hosting numerous sports.
  • Assist with all data entry and sport database management needs. Aid with miscellaneous competition duties as needed.
Qualifications

Junior or Senior-level college students majoring in Sports Management, Communications, Marketing or a related field.  Must be highly organized, detail oriented and able to organize multiple projects.  Must have strong computer skills and possess the ability to learn the online registration system developed for SSG. Strong communication skills and professionalism is a must as well as leadership skills. Must be able to work well with others in a fast-paced team environment.

 

Spring Semester/Summer Internship: Mid March - End of July

Communications/PR/Marketing Internship

Responsibilities
  • Writing press releases.
  • Marketing campaigns through social media and email.
  • Event promotion through various outlets.
  • Social Media Management  on all platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
Qualifications

Junior or Senior-level college students majoring in Mass Media, Marketing, Communications or a related field.  Must be highly organized, detail oriented and able to manage multiple projects.  Must have strong computer skills and possess the ability to learn the online registration sytem, email marketing system and the like.  Experience using all social media platforms.  The ability to use Photoshop or other similar photo/video editing platforms is preferred. 

 

Fall Internship: August - December

Sport Marketing and Event Operations Internship

Responsibilities
  • Work closely with staff on all public relations issues including marketing campaigns, customer service, event promotion and volunteer recruitment.
  • Assist staff  with operational issues including registration management, facility preparation and equipment distribution. Manage all Social Media outlets for the organization.
  • Aid in planning special events including our Winter Wonderland 5K, Topeka Corporate Games, etc.
  • Interns will be highly visible representing the organization at community and area events. Interns must be available to work weekends.
  • Assist staff in preparation and planning for the Kansas Senior Games. Duties will include registration/web site management, equipment/supply preparation and venue/facility coordination.
  • Work with sport commissioners to coordinate logistics, prepare for events and assist in hosting numerous sports.
  • Assist with all data entry and sport database management needs. Aid with miscellaneous competition duties as needed. Assist in Post Event evaluation.
Qualifications

Junior or Senior-level college students majoring in Sports Management, Communications, Marketing or a related field.  Must be highly organized, detail oriented and able to organize multiple projects.  Must have strong computer skills and possess the ability to learn the online registration system developed for SSG. Strong communication skills and professionalism is a must as well as leadership skills. Must be able to work well with others in a fast-paced team environment.

 

 

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