Communications Internship

  • Indy Eleven
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • 12 Oct, 2021
Intern Communications & PR Entry Level

Job Description

Indy Eleven internships are available for course credit only.  Interns are provided a paid monthly parking stipend but are otherwise unpaid.  Positions are less than 30 hours per week but will depend on the number of hours needed to complete course credit.  Work schedules will be set at the beginning of the internship.

Communications Internship
This position is ideal for students looking to gain experience in the sport communications, marketing and/or journalism fields via promotion and coverage of Indiana’s Team both on and off the field. The Communications Intern will work in coordination with the Communications and Marketing Departments to tell the stories of the team’s players, coaching and support staff, front office members, fan base, and community and corporate partners via the creation of engaging written and multimedia content.  
 
Examples of the types of content to be fulfilled by the Communications Intern could include – but may not be limited to – game preview and recap articles, written feature stories of varying lengths for team’s official website, live updates of matches via the team’s official @IndyElevenLive Twitter account, creation and execution of social media and email marketing campaigns, and creation of graphics to support written content or that can stand alone as content (such as infographics and social media posts). Candidates who have demonstrated the ability to succeed in collaborative environments and who have created professional-quality, published content from start to finish will earn the highest consideration for this role. 
 
With fulfillment of expected duties, the selected candidate will walk away at the end of their time with valuable and professional assets for their portfolio. 
 
This part-time position is available for course credit only and will be expected to provide between 20-29 hours per week; hours will ultimately depend on the amount needed to satisfy course work. The Communications Intern will report directly to the Senior Director, Communications & Marketing, with substantial guidance also provided by the Content Communications Manager, and additional assistance coming from roles with the Communications and Marketing Departments. The position is unpaid and not benefit eligible, although the company does provide a paid parking stipend. Work schedule will be flexible and determined week-to-week as dictated by match schedule and events.  
 
Qualifications and Requirements include, but are not limited to: 
  • Previous experience producing published written content (examples include work for local newspapers, student media outlets, blogs, or other online avenues) 
  • Knowledge and abilities in Adobe Creative Cloud including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign is preferred 
  • Must have laptop capable of processing design programs 
  • Ability to work as a part of a team, including being trusted to work with confidential information 
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism within a professional sports environment and in media work zones. 
  • Flexibility to work long and irregular hours, including nights, weekends and holidays as assigned 
  • Must have own mode of transportation to get to and from office, training facility, and events 
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for extended periods of time 
  • Experience in Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, and Teams) is a plus 
  • Bilingual capabilities a plus 
 
Candidates interested in this position are asked to send: 
  • a resume 
  • a cover letter (PLEASE USE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE YOUR WRITING SKILLS – DO NOT REGURGITATE YOUR RESUMÉ!) 
  • links to three examples of relevant published articles and/or an online portfolio 
  • a list of at least two professional/personal references 
 
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.