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Marketing Partnerships Internship / Pro Sports

Chicago Sky

The Marketing Partnership Internship offers students a hands-on working experience. Responsibilities of the intern will be to help the Marketing Partnership Department in both the sale cycle of partnerships and the activation of partnerships contracts. Interns will also be exposed to other areas of the organizations including PR and Communications, Operations, and Community Relations. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate, focused, detail oriented undergraduates or graduate students interested in a career in Marketing Partnership. Games are played out of Wintrust Arena at McCormick Square. This position is for full-time.

**Please note, this is an unpaid internship.


  • Sales Cycle Liaison. Includes prospecting, initial outreach, pitching, proposal building and contract writing.

    o Guaranteed opportunities to attended in-person sales pitch with VP of Marketing Partnerships & Director of Business Development (as well listen in on various phone call pitches).

  • Support all elements of activation including: in-arena (Signage, On-Court Promotions, Concourse Table, Media Room maintence, etc.), Social media (messaging & scheduling), emails, and event support (event execution and pre-event marketing). Will report to Business Development Coordinator.

    o Assist with recap information illustrating key components and successes of each partnership contact including overview, program highlights, and photos; maintain sponsor photo/element libraries

  • Work at all Chicago Sky home games assisting in set up, breakdown and the execution of all sponsor promotions

  • Interface with current and prospective Sky fans at community events and festivals.

  • Assist in measuring the success of marketing elements through marketing analytics (number of impressions & utilize Scarborough research)

  • Participate in Sky Intern University to obtain knowledge about the different areas within a sports organization

  • Internship Project: Pitch a potential marquee partnership to Sky Staff. To include outlines, research, creating a marketing deck and an in person pitch.

    Criteria & Qualifications:

  • Highly motivated; demonstrates initiative and independent problem solving

  • Demonstrated strength in communication, both written and oral

  • Extremely organized and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to perform and deliver within tight timelines

  • Strong ability to work as part of a team

  • Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, & Outlook

  • Outgoing and enthusiastic, not afraid to approach the public

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