Corporate Parntership Activation Intern

Seattle Storm
Seattle, WA
Sponsorship Sales & Activation: Corporate Sponsor

This internship offers students a hands-on working experience helping the Corporate Partnership department, plan, execute and deliver on sponsor objectives with the Seattle Storm. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate, focused, detail oriented upperclassman undergraduate or a graduate student interested in a career in sports marketing.

Throughout the internship, you will work closely with our Corporate Partnership team to support sponsor activation including: gameday marketing, in-arena promotions, social media marketing, email marketing, and event marketing support among others. Each week you’ll help develop marketing content, ensure that marketing content is utilized/executed, and assist to measure the success of each marketing campaign.

What you will do:

  • Support Corporate Partnerships through research, development and implementation of marketing and activation platforms for Storm partners
  • Assist in all aspects of activation including game night, corporate and community events
  • Track and assure fulfillment of contractual obligations to Storm partners
  • Assist in development of mid-season and end of season partner recaps
  • Develop new ideas and participate in department brainstorms 
  • Attend and participate in weekly meetings surrounding sponsorship, marketing and ticket sales
  • Help plan and implement a corporate partner summit event

  • Other duties as assigned

What you will learn:

  • How corporate sponsorships are formed, valued and closed
  • What it takes to successfully maintain partner relationships
  • What happens behind the scenes at a professional sports team, particularly as it relates to business development, partnerships and sponsorship
  • How to communicate to partners and demonstrate to them the value of the partnership

What we ask of you:


  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to assure high level of service and communications. Current student or recent graduate looking for internship credit 
  • Working towards earning a Bachelors or Masters degree in Business, Marketing, and/or Sports Management from a four year College or University 
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of promotional concepts and marketing principles 
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 

  • Must be highly organized with the ability to multi task and a proven ability to handle high work volume

  • Must have strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to maintain confidential information 

  • Must be available to work the majority of the home Storm games during the 2017 season (May – August 2017). Flexible work hours including at least 20 hours per week in the office plus nights and weekend, working at all Storm home games


  • Experience working for a sports organization; ideally collegiate, minor or pro  

  • Ability to present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and others as needed 

  • Sales and service background a plus

  • Willingness to work sometimes irregular hours including nights and weekends 

  • Positive, can-do attitude, team player 

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