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Intern, Corporate Partnerships 2020 with Washington Nationals in WASHINGTON · DC

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Reporting to the Manager of Sponsorship Activation, the Corporate Partnerships Intern will gain a broad understanding of sports partnerships by assisting with both activation and sales related projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Activation: This opportunity will provide a fast paced, hands-on experience in developing and executing sponsorship activation programs.
    • Help setup and breakdown physical activation spaces within the ballpark on game days (i.e. sponsor branded giveaways at a tabling location, partner F+B samples distributed to fans, etc.).
    • Assist the Marketing & Game Presentation team with all sponsored in-game features (i.e. providing Game Presentation staff with prizing for in-game features, assist with the setup of fun competitive games, etc.).
    • Coordinate the logistics of corporate partners participating in pregame ceremonies (i.e. escort senior-level executives through ballpark entrances down to the field to throw out the first pitch).
    • Provide top-tier customer service to corporate partners by hosting them at the ballpark for events like batting practice viewings, suite nights, and Nationals Partner Alliance Events.
    • Support the activation team at off-site events and activations throughout the DMV area.
  • Sales: The Corporate Partnerships intern will develop their business acumen by supporting the sales team on proposals for partners and prospects.
    • Host prospects at the ballpark by providing them with a great fan experience.
    • Conduct research used in proposals and partnership recaps.
    • Capture, organize, and catalog high quality photographs of partner activations, signage, special events, and promotions for use in proposals and recaps.
    • Strategize creative and engaging ideas that will generate revenue for the department.
  • Administrative Tasks:
    • Shipping of packages to clients and contacts across the industry.
    • Filing of financial paperwork to account for department purchases and expenses.
    • Track inventory of sponsored giveaways (i.e. bobbleheads) and organize storage closet efficiently.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Cover Letter attached to your application.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student of an accredited college or university and have completed a minimum of 1 semester or have graduated from an accredited college or university within the last 6 months.
  • Successfully pass a Background Investigation.
  • Available for the entire term of the Internship(s). There will be two (2) positions available;
    • One (1) internship will start in March and end at the end of the regular season.
    • One (1) internship will start in late-May/early June and end in mid-August/early September.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions
  • Desire and passion to work in sports sponsorship activation and sales.
  • Must be able to operate in a dynamic work environment managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Effective communicator that can build relationships with other departments in order to complete job tasks.
  • Must maintain a professional appearance and demeanor when interacting with corporate partners.
  • Pay close attention to detail on projects assigned.
  • Proficient in utilizing Microsoft Office Suite to build presentations, create excel documents, and utilize Outlook tools such as email and calendar invites to communicate with colleagues and clients.

  • Proficient in using Adobe Photoshop to create mock ups for use in presentations.

Physical/Environmental Requirements
Office: Working conditions are normal for an office environment.  Work will require weekend and evening work.

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