Marketing Partnerships Internship / Pro Sports
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. Sales Cycle Liaison. Includes prospecting, initial outreach, pitching, proposal building and contract writing.
**Please note, this is an unpaid internship.
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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