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Intern, Communications with Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club and Forge FC in Hamilton · ON

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HAMILTON TIGER-CATS & FORGE FC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

MISSION STATEMENT
The purpose of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Forge FC Internship Program is to educate participants in the areas of operation of a professional sports organization, to prepare interns for entering the career marketplace and to expand future employment and educational opportunities. 

PROGRAM BENEFITS
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Forge FC Internship Program will offer the following career benefits and opportunities to each individual who participates in the program: 

Skill Development
  • Learn how a professional sport organization successfully operates  by working in multiple areas of the business with knowledgeable sport industry professionals 
  • Gain confidence in essential workplace related skills by completing tasks that involve time management, communication, and teamwork skills 
  • Apply knowledge gained from post-secondary education and previous experiences to develop new programs and initiatives that have a direct impact on the success of the organization and its teams
  • Learn how to work under pressure in a gameday environment and execute key programs for the organization
  • Throughout the season, work with other interns on a major project and discover how to work in a group setting while accomplishing your individual and group’s goals

Networking
  • Build a professional network by working with experienced sport industry specialists from inside and outside of the organization
  • Meet with an assigned director from the organization once a month and discuss and review career objectives
  • Attend group discussions and share challenges and success stories with fellow interns
 
Career Advancement
  • Enhance resume for future employment opportunities and/ or for potential graduate school applications
  • Use experience to learn about yourself, evaluate career objectives, and set new career and personal goals  
  • Receive and utilize professional tools such as a welcome package, business cards, and LinkedIn headshot
 
SPECIFIC DETAILS
Locations: 500 Sherman Avenue North (main business office) and 64 Melrose Avenue North (Tim Hortons Field) – Hamilton, Ontario.

Internship Duration: All internships will be a seven-month term from May 4th to November 27th except for the Intern, Forge FC Events and Ticket Administration position which will be an eight-month term from April 6th to November 27th.
 
Hourly Commitment: Regular business hours + All 2020 Hamilton Tiger-Cats home games (not including Forge FC specific positions). In addition to this, depending on the internship role there will be opportunities to work Forge FC home games and other special events at Tim Hortons Field. 

Payment: $300 per month stipend and an honorarium paid on completion of the term. 
  •  Gameday Hours: $75 for each Tiger-Cats game worked and $60 for each Forge FC game. 
 
REQUIREMENTS
Applicants for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Forge FC Internship Program must be enrolled in a degree/diploma program and receive course credit upon completion of this internship. Ideal candidates must be hard-working, dedicated, self-motivated individuals who possess exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills, and have a passion for sport.

INTERNSHIP POSITIONS
  • COMMUNICATIONS
  • CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS
  • FORGE FC COMMUNITY RELATIONS
  • FORGE FC EVENTS & TICKET ADMINISTRATION 
  • GAME PRODUCTION & EVENTS 
  • GRAPHIC DESIGN 
  • GUEST EXPERIENCE 
  • MARKETING
  • RETAIL OPERATIONS
  • STADIUM EVENTS & OPERATIONS
  • STAFF WRITER
  • STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
  • TICKETING OPERATIONS, SALES & SERVICE
  • TIGER-CATS COMMUNITY RELATIONS
  • TIGER-CATS FOOTBALL OPERATIONS 
  • VIDEO PRODUCTION
  • 2021 GREY CUP

HOW TO APPLY:
  • Candidates must email their résumé and cover letter to the email address listed in the specific intern job description. Intern job description can be viewed below.
  • Email subject should read: “2020 (name of internship position) Application”    
  • Please indicate in your application email where you saw this internship posting advertised (i.e.  Hamilton Tiger-Cats website, indeed, SIRC, university/ college job board, etc.) 
  • To view all of the internship job descriptions, please click on the following link - https://ticats.ca/employment-opportunities/
  • The application deadline for every position is Sunday, February 16th, 2020
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Forge FC value diversity and inclusion of all candidates and will provide accommodations if needed. If you have any specific accommodations, please outline this in your application email.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Forge FC thank you for your interest in joining our organization for the upcoming seasons.
 
INTERN, COMMUNICATIONS
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Forge FC Communications Department strives to offer the best media/public relations support in the Canadian Football League and the Canadian Premier League. The Communications Intern will play a key role in accomplishing this, while supporting both the football, soccer, and the business sides of the organization. The role will also provide an opportunity for networking, and valuable operational and managerial experience.
 
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Help enhance the image and profile of the Tiger-Cats and Forge FC in the media and with the public through strategic communications planning and execution
  • Assist in compilation of news releases and advisories, media guides and other publications, and game notes and media kits 
  • Maintain media contact lists
  • Oversee accreditation process
  • Gameday responsibilities include: credential distribution at media entrance, press box runner, and statistician assistant
  • Assist in the compilation and delivery of media packets for visiting media, featuring: game notes, clippings, credentials, and statistics
  • Help monitor CFL and CPL news at all times and keep appropriate internal staff informed
  • Help coordinate the activities of the team photographer
  • Serve as the team archivist (photos, etc.)

Qualifications and Skills:
  • Passion for football, soccer, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Forge FC, and the Hamilton community
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and problem solving ability
  • Attention to detail and desire to improve and perfect any projects undertaken
  • An ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • A flexible schedule as attendance for every Tiger-Cats and Forge FC home game is mandatory
  • Previous experience working with high profile coaches/athletes is an asset

Please email résumé and cover letter to communications@ticats.ca

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