Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pro Sports PR Internship in OKC, Fall 2011-Spring 12, PAID!

The Barons are currently accepting internship applications for the 2011 – 12 season. Please read below for application instructions.

The Barons Internship Program is a great way for college-level students to acquire credits and/or experience while learning the business side of professional hockey. Our program provides a number of students with an overall learning experience to include such areas as: Sales and Ticket Operations, Community Relations, Guest Relations, Sponsorship Sales and Execution, Press Box Operation, General Office Management and Game Day Promotions.

The Barons organization utilizes the utmost in professionalism in everything we do. We are in search of highly competitive, highly motivated individuals who have a clear commitment to a career in sports and entertainment venue marketing/management.

This particular internship revolves around the Barons floor hockey program. The intern would be responsible for scheduling, managing and attending the floor hockey events across the metro area. This internship will give students first-hand knowledge about implementing a branding effort for the hockey team in a non-traditional method.

Application and Interview Process
In order to be considered for an internship position it is required that each candidate submits a complete formal application before August 15, 2011.

A formal application consists of the following items:

Current resume
A letter of reference which a professor or employer of choice should write addressing skills acquired and general aptitude. These letters need to be sent as part of the application, not separately.
Please mail all items to:
Attention: Josh Evans
Oklahoma City Barons
501 N. Walker, Suite 140
Oklahoma City, OK 73102


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Once all of the applications for an internship position are reviewed, we will interview candidates whose credentials, experience, and interests are most equivalent to the available internship position. All other candidates will be encouraged to re-submit an application the following year for reconsideration.

Once chosen, we will conduct a series of interviews consisting of the following:

Initial phone interview
In-person interview with a front office staff member
All candidates will be responsible for their own travel expenses to Oklahoma City, OK for any in-person interviews. The department director or manager will contact candidates to schedule in-person interviews.

Attendance Policy
We will strictly enforce an attendance policy for all interns. Internship hours will be discussed and agreed upon prior to hire. In the event the intern shows disregard for this policy, we do reserve the right to terminate the intern's employment at any time.

This internship is unpaid.

Please read below for a detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of the

Oklahoma City Barons Internship Program.

Community Relations / Marketing

Facilitating marketing efforts by scheduling, managing and attending events featuring Barons Community initiatives across the metro area
Required to set up, engage and break down equipment following scheduled event
Ability to engage school-aged children
Research, plan and implement additional community appearances throughout the season
AP writing skills for press releases, feature stories or postgame stories a plus
Knowledge of Adobe products such as Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator a plus
General ability to shoot video / take photos
Attend all Barons home games during 11-12 season
Potential to assist with In-game promotions / sponsor fulfillment
Opportunity to engage general group and individual ticket operations
Other General Office Duties
Attend various functions away from rink as needed

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