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Fundraising & Sponsorship Development Internship / Sports Management

Georgia State Games Commission

The Georgia State Games is one of the largest Amateur Olympic-Style Sports Festivals in the country. We rely HEAVILY on top quality interns to operate many of our sporting Projects and Programs. Most of our interns come from across North America.

Student Requirements:
Internship opportunities are offered depending on intern's experience & skills, time commitment availability, academic credit ability and semester sought.

Housing is also available for 12-18 positions. VERY FEW small financial stipends are available to those that have their own housing for the summer.

This internship is NOT for the student that is:

1. Just looking to get credit or “get” by;

2. Be a social butterfly or party/drink for the summer;

3. Socialize with your local friends for the summer;

4. “Just” put in your 40 hours for the week;

5. Looking for a full time paying summer job.


6. Must demonstrate Organizational Ability

7. Must demonstrate Extreme Thoroughness Ability

8. Must Demonstrate Effective communication Skills: Verbally and in Writing

9. Must be Assertive

10. Must be Mature

11. Must be a Team Player

12. Must be able to Multi-Task

13. Must be willing to “get dirty”

14. Must be willing to talk to strangers

15. Must be able to be aware from YOUR “comfort” zone

Potential Benefits of a Georgia Games Internship:
This is a tremendous experience! We have tons of interns from across the country last year. The interns get a GREAT, HANDS-ON experience. No fetching coffee. Real life planning AND implementation of public relations activities and programs is what they will experience. These internship positions will provide someone with substantial experience in nonprofit development and management, grant writing, researching donor prospects, solicitation strategizing, in addition to gaining valuable office experience working in a non-profit.

-Compensation: Great apartment complex with Housing and partial meals being offered.
-Earn academic credit
-Real life on-the-job experience with BIG time responsibilities that other internships do not provide.
-Internships include semester-long positions

Internship History:
-Internship program has been offered since 1990
-Students have come from the following US States: AK, AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MS, MN, NC, ND, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI and WV and from the countries of Canada, China, England, Germany and Hungary just to intern with the Georgia Games.
-Internships are first offered to students completing the internship for academic credit.
-Interns have turned down the United State Olympic Committee, Professional and College programs to intern with the Georgia Games.

* Priority will be given to those students completing the internship for academic credit and/or for a graduation requirement.
* Priority will be given to students currently enrolled in college.

The Development Coordinators are responsible for researching, coordinating and soliciting small sponsorship packages, assist with large sponsorship presentations, grants and fund raising events for all aspects of the Georgia State Games and related programs.


-Research and compile potential sponsorship targets;
-Research and compile potential grant funding prospects with foundations, corporations and government agencies;
-Coordinate the development of small sponsorship and grant funding proposals and presentations;
-Personally solicit smaller sponsorship and grant funding institutions;
-Assist the Executive Director with the coordination and presentation of large sponsorship proposals and presentations;
-Solicit small and medium sized level sponsor targets;
-Assist with the coordination and implementation of fund raising events;
-Assist with Pre-Event Marketing of future summer events with emphasis on breaking into new markets and building new relationships
-Complete all other duties as assigned.

To Apply: Submit the following:

1) Georgia Games Application (found on our website:

a. Submit in the original Microsoft WORD software NOT as a PDF or other program.

2) Sports Questionnaire (found on our website:

a. Submit in the original Microsoft EXCEL software NOT as a PDF or other program.

3) Resume

4) Cover letter

5) If Graphics/Website/PR/Photography: ALSO submit samples of previous work.

Submit the FOUR items in ONE email as FOUR attachments.

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