Events Intern / Amateur Sports
Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation
The interns will assist with organizing the local events such as the Big 12 5K Run, Awards Banquet, Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon, youth sports clinics and the Thanksgiving Day Run and Family Stroll at the Sprint Campus. Duties can include creating and designing e-mail blasts for the events, entering mailed in registration forms into the registration software, updating the marathon website, update the events on the Sports Commission website, help answer customer service calls, help secure donations for fun run goodie bags and other miscellaneous event duties. The intern will also work all Sports Commission and WIN for KC events.
The Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation and WIN for KC offers internships for a four month period. These positions are a great way to earn college academic credit as well as a wide variety of experience in the sports management field. Internships are unpaid, but interns have the opportunity to network with high-profile individuals in the community and attend a variety of sports-related activities and events. Preference is given to current students, but recent graduates may also apply. Out-of-state candidates are welcome, no housing is offered.
It is important that interns have the ability to develop ideas, follow through on program initiatives, deal effectively with the public, and have a thorough knowledge and understanding of sports. Experience with desktop publishing programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, InDesign, Photoshop) is highly desirable. Some events involve heavy lifting and long hours. Interns are also expected to work at all Sports Commission and WIN for KC special events, which occasionally occur on evenings and weekends
Hours are Mon-Fri 9-5 with some nights and weekends depending on the event. Interns are reimbursed for mileage to/from events and running errands.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and references in one PDF file to Liz Shrout at LShrout@sportkc.org. Please do not mail in applications. No phone calls please.
Spring Submission Deadline: October 31
Summer Submission Deadline: March 31
Fall Submission Deadline:June 30
How To Apply For This Internship
114 West 11th Street, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64105