Community Relations with Chicago Sky Cares in Chicago · IL

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Internship: Internship
The WNBA Chicago Sky is seeking excited, outgoing, and dedicated candidates that will interact with the general public while being an integral part of ongoing community relations and operations efforts. Our interns will work directly with the President of Sky Cares and Manager of Community Operations. Interns will additionally gain hands-on experience planning and executing Sky Cares activations involving all applicable Sky home games and events.

Note: This position gives you invaluable experience in the sports industry, although it is an unpaid position, academic credit is available.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist in executing various Sky Cares programs such as: 
    • Sky Cares Community Tickets 
    • Powering Lives STEM Enrichment Contest 
    • Sky Cares Youth Fitness Festival 
    • Clean Slate Summit 
    • Hoops For Health Clinics 
    • Plan and execute community activations for Sky Cares Legacy Partners and Community Partners 
  • Aid in fundraising efforts, opportunities, and events to benefit Sky Cares and partners
  • Act as Sky brand ambassadors at Chicagoland community events, fairs, and festivals
  • Participate in volunteer opportunities with the Sky Cares Community Assist Team
  • Fulfill donation requests such as tickets, jerseys, and other Sky gear for 501(c)3 non-profits and other Chicago community groups
  • Conduct community outreach and networking to increase organizational and event awareness, attendance and impact
  • Conduct research related to current and prospective programs and initiatives of other sports organizations and nonprofits
  • Help to develop, facilitate and activate diverse programming and initiatives 
  • Office and administrative duties as assigned

Criteria & Qualifications:
  • Highly motivated, self-starter with a passion for working in sports 
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task within deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Able to interact with internal and external clients in a professional manner 
  • Comfortable meeting, speaking, and assisting executives and business professionals
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent phone, computer, and writing skills 
  • Knowledge, enthusiasm, and interest in the Chicago Sky, women’s professional sports, and the greater Chicago community

  • Live in the Chicagoland area and have access to reliable transportation
  • Required to work games, outside community events and other engagements throughout the duration of the internship (nights and weekends may apply) 
  • Current student or recent graduate 

Candidates must be able to travel to the Sky Corporate Headquarter in Chicago, IL (McCormick Place) and to various events around the Chicagoland area. This position reports directly to the Manager of Community Operations. Upon completion of the internship, potential future employment opportunities may be available.

If this internship takes place during the season, you will be expected to work home games and other events that take place during the course of the internship
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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