By Lance Jordan, Sports Editor
An exciting opportunity is available for University of Missouri–St. Louis students looking for an internship. The UMSL Athletic department is looking to fill five internship positions within the department.
“It’s open to anyone seriously interested in learning how athletic departments function. I would say these positions mostly relate to business, communications, or media studies majors. But we welcome anyone,” Daniel Brodsky says, coordinator of external affairs.
The job post states the department is looking for two event management interns, two media relations interns, and a marketing and promotions intern with duties and responsibilities overlapping between positions.
As an event management intern, students can expect to assist in coordinating game operations for all university athletic events, facility set-up and tear-down for UMSL Athletic events and outside rentals, stocking and running concession stands, tracking and selling tickets, operating the scoreboard and music, supervision of event staff on game days, reconciling cash and check receipts, and making the corresponding deposits for ticket, concession sales, and facility rental payments
As a media relations intern, students will assist in managing UMSL Athletics’ online presence on various platforms, aid in collection and recording of live statistical information, assist with broadcast production and team filming at athletic events, provide creative input on graphic design and video projects relating to special promotions and marketing materials, and assist with in-game photography at athletic events.
As a marketing and promotions intern, students will assist with the development and implementation of sport-specific marketing plans, promotional schedules and events, and on-field presentations and contest marketing efforts on campus; distribute flyers; attend promotional activities; set up advertising and placement on game-day; and assist with the production of game-day scripts for PA and broadcast announcers.
“They’re still open for the spring and open year-round,” Brodsky says. “It last as long as [the student] wants to be a part of our department. The only thing we ask is people who work in our department are committed because events are on weekends and at night. They’re at times that aren’t necessarily convenient.”
Brodsky found success in his own internships when he was a student at Ball State University, interning for the Cincinnati Reds, the Indiana Pacers, Lindenwood Athletics, and Parkway North High School.
Brodsky and the athletic department wants to sell the experience that comes from the internship to students who may be thinking of careers in the field.
“They’ll be very hands on. It’ll be a good opportunity for them to see how our department operates and the sports industry. It’s important to not only have good grades, a degree, etc., but to have experience. Here at our department, they’ll get that experience,” Brodsky says.
For full consideration please submit your resume, cover letter, and professional references to Dan Brodsky, Coordinator of External Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on qualifications, work hours, duties or other exciting opportunities on campus, visit mygateway.umsl.edu. Log in and click on the students tab, and scroll down to student job listings.