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Football Communications Intern / Pro Sports

New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans Internship Program will unite a team of energetic and ambitious post-graduates looking for an opportunity to enhance their education with real world, hands-on experience. Our goal is to provide an enriching environment that allows each intern to grow and develop professionally and personally. As an intern, you will have the unique experience of learning from multiple departments of not only one, but two professional sports teams – the New Orleans Saints (NFL) and the New Orleans Pelicans (NBA). As life is within the sports industry, your day-to-day responsibilities will rarely be the same – from Saints Training Camp to Pelicans Game Days, Saints Game Days to Pelicans Community Events. In the fast-paced, ever-changing world of sports, this is the epicenter. We invite those with energy and innovation to work together as part of this new and exciting internship program. You don’t want to miss this opportunity…Apply now! The official start date and kick off of for this year’s program will be June 18, 2018 with an end date of May 31, 2019.

Overall Responsibility

The New Orleans football communications internship will provide support to the club’s football communications department.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Managing maintenance, production and distribution of daily news clips
  • Writing and editing press releases and game releases
  • Writing and editing of flip card.
  • Assisting in writing and editing of team media guide.
  • Managing maintenance, production and distribution of club’s roster.
  • Credentialing for minicamps, OTAs and training camp and assisting in game credentialing.
  • Research of statistical information for both internal and external use.
  • Assisting in home event management (minicamp, OTA, training camp, regular season practices and games).
  • Assisting in gameday setup.
  • Assisting in writing and editing of game program.
  • Transcription of media availabilities.
  • Writing gameday notes.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the football communications staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Candidates must have demonstrated experience in a sports communications department either as an intern or student assistant.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Familiarity with Quark Xpress and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work independently with a task with limited guidance and complete it with additional follow-through and follow-up when necessary.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to handle physical requirements, including set up for events.
  • Ability to interact with team’s players and staff both internally and externally in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work with and around confidential information when necessary

    Experience Requirement

    Interns must be able to work extended hours including some nights and weekends. A background in public/media relations or sports management is strongly encouraged. Candidates must possess strong written and oral communication skills. The intern will be required to participate in a mandatory background check and drug testing at the beginning of the internship.

    Physical Demands

    During the summer and fall interns may be exposed to heat and other weather conditions.

    Occasional light to moderate lifting required.

    NOTE: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. The Pelicans and Saints are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for candidates and employees regardless of their membership in any protected classifications. The Pelicans and Saints will not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, gender, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, and/or any other legally protected class under applicable federal, state, or local laws. This anti-discrimination policy applies with respect to all employment decisions, including but not limited to hiring, promotion, discipline, and discharge. The Pelicans and Saints are committed to equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act and state law. If you feel you need an accommodation for a disability, please inform us. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If you request an accommodation, it is essential that you participate fully in the interactive process.

    Applications must be submitted through Teamwork. Please do not mail or email resumes to the Saints/Pelicans. All qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or by email. Please do not contact the Saints/Pelicans Human Resources or Hiring Manager to check the status of your application. When applying, please be sure your updated contact information is provided.

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