Corporate Partnership Activation Intern with Seattle Storm in SEATTLE · WA

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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 sponsorship activation including, but not limited to game-day marketing, in-arena promotions, social media marketing, email marketing and event marketing. 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 nights, corporate and community events
  • Track and ensure 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

  • 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 
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to multi task and a proven ability to handle high work volume
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of promotional concepts and marketing principles 
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of promotional concepts and marketing principles 
  • Must have strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidential information 
  • Positive, can-do attitude, team player 
  • Must be available to work the majority of the home Storm games during the 2020 season (May –September 2020). Flexible work hours including at least 20 hours per week in the office plus nights and weekend, working at all Storm home games
  • Willingness to work sometimes irregular hours including nights and weekends 
  • 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

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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