Pheasants seek summer interns for 2013
2013 Pheasants’ Summer Internship Positions
If you are looking for a career in the sports industry, obtaining an internship with the Sioux Falls Pheasants is an excellent way to start your career in this fast paced, exciting industry! The Pheasants offer several different internship opportunities that will help you gain valuable experience to prepare you for the next step in your career. The Pheasants have both full time and part time internships available. Interested applicants please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Nate Welch (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be accepted until February 28th or until positions are filled.
Full Time Internships
The Full Time Interns will work in the Pheasants’ front office Monday through Friday assisting with the day to day duties of running a baseball team, and also each of the 50 home games in their assigned position determined by the type of full time internship they are selected for. Although each full time intern will be assigned to a specific job, he/she will work cohesively with the front office in multiple ways. In summary, the full time interns become a member of the front office staff for the summer.
Candidates must be willing to work long hours when the team is home for the entire summer. This position is for those that are serious about pursuing a career in the professional sports industry. These are paid internships, but applicants are also encouraged to complete the internship for college credit.
• Sports Management Interns (2 Position Openings)
The Sports Management Interns will put what they have been learning in the classroom to real life experience. They will experience the entire facet of what it is like to work in the front office of a minor league baseball team. Duties will include but are not limited to: stadium operations, public relation appearances, promotional planning, ticket selling, ticket order processing, video/music/media production, grass roots marketing, etc.
Applicants should be pursuing a degree in Sports Management or a related field and have a strong desire to work in professional or collegiate sports after graduation. Prior sports experience and/or knowledge preferred.
• Stadium Operations Intern (1 Position Opening)
The Stadium Operations Intern will assist the VP of Operations on various tasks related to running a baseball facility. Tasks include assisting in the day-to-day operations of Sioux Falls Stadium, assisting with the opening of the stadium after winter and the winterizing of the stadium after the season, assisting with planning other events and stadium concerts, help make sure the stadium is ready for every game day, accounting jobs, and other general office duties.
Applicants should be pursuing a degree in Sports Management, Business/Management or a related field and have a strong desire to work in professional or collegiate sports after graduation. Applicants should also have taken accounting and/or business classes. Prior sports experience and/or knowledge preferred.
• Social Media/Graphic Design Intern (1 Position Opening)
The Social Media/Graphic Design intern will assist the VP of Broadcast & Communications and the Director of Promotions with designing marketing materials for social media networks, website, and other marketing materials. This intern will also assist in various other capacities including public relation events, theme night planning and implementation, and baseball operations.
Applicants should have experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and/or Premiere (or other video editing program with the ability to quickly learn Premiere). Preference will be giving to someone that has both graphic design skills and video editing skills. Applicant must have a creative eye and be a self starter that can operate with little direction from management.
• Ticketing Intern (1 Position Opening)
The Ticketing Intern will assist the Director of Ticketing in fulfilling ticket orders, assisting walk in customers, helping with office mailings, filing, and other box office duties. The intern will be fully trained on our ticketing system, Ticketmaster. The intern will work in the box office during each of the 50 home games and will serve as the Assistant Box Office Manager in absence of the Director of Ticketing.
Applicants should have above average computer skills and possess the ability to learn new computer programs quickly. Prior customer service and cash handling experience strongly preferred. No experience in Ticketmaster necessary, we will train the right candidate. This internship is a great opportunity for an individual to learn Ticketmaster, the premiere ticketing system used by the majority of professional sports franchises.
• Ticket Sales Intern (1 Position Open)
The Ticket Sales Intern will work under the VP of Sales making sales calls to local businesses and groups to sell group outings. Besides making sales calls and assisting with sales contracts, filing, database tracking, and other sales related tasks the intern will also learn how to operate TicketMaster and will assist in processing ticketing orders. This intern will work in the box office on game nights running either a ticketing window or will call window.
Applicants should have prior sales experience or be interested in learning sales skills. Applicants must be outgoing, with a friendly positive attitude and not be afraid to pick up the phone and have conversations with prospective clients. Because the sports industry is heavily focused on ticket sales, this is a great experience for an individual to jump start their career in this exciting industry.
Part Time Internships
The Part Time Interns will work all of the Pheasants 50 home games and other events that are held at Sioux Falls Stadium throughout the summer, including, but not limited to: concerts, tournaments, and other events. The Part Time Interns will also have public relations guest appearances that they are required to attend. This is a non-paid position and the Pheasants’ prefer candidates that can complete this internship for college credit. This is an excellent opportunity to find out if working for a minor league sports franchise is the right career for you! Working this position does allow candidates to have another part-time job throughout the summer, but candidates must give priority to all Pheasants and Sioux Falls Stadium events. Housing is not provided.
• Game Day Interns (Multiple Position Openings)
The Game Day Intern Staff will work at each of the Pheasants’ 50 home games and concerts, tournaments, public relations appearances and other venues hosted at Sioux Falls Stadium throughout the summer (early May through first weekend in September). Interns will assist each night with the setup of the stadium and its operation, becoming an integral part of the 2013 Pheasants home season. Interns will help in coordinating the on-field promotions, ticket taking, customer service, camera operation, scoreboard operation, fun zone supervision and other aspects involved in running an entertainment show for the fans as well as general ballpark maintenance duties.
Applicants should be outgoing, energetic, and enjoy working/being outside. Applicants should also have a positive attitude and work well in a team and individually. A general understanding of the game of baseball is encouraged.
• Media Relations Intern (1 Position Opening)
The Media Relations Intern will work under the Vice President of Broadcast & Communications to assist the media relations department. The intern will work with the Pheasants’ Broadcaster to update statistics, deliver media packs and stats to coaches and media personnel, update the team’s websites and social media sites, assist with equipment set up/tear down, assist in writing game recaps and news stories, and other duties as assigned during each of the Pheasants’ 50 home baseball games. If applicable, the intern may have the opportunity to work on air during select Pheasants broadcasts.
Applicants should have prior sports writing experience and/or radio broadcast experience is a huge plus. Applicants must be a good writer and be able to provide examples of stories or events that they have covered through other job or classroom experience.