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2019 Fall Internships - Creative with Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, FL

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Web/Creative Services: Media/Video Production
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are offering full time internships to highly motivated and committed graduates wishing to build upon their college education with practical professional experience in the fast-paced, results-driven world of the National Football League.
Participants are given the unique opportunity to contribute to the organization's success while receiving an unparalleled, behind-the-scenes learning experience. The program is comprised of a comprehensive and flexible strategy that allows recent graduates to build upon their educational foundation in order to define, evaluate and achieve a variety of career-related objectives. 

Although each intern will be placed within a specific department, they are able to explore all aspects of the business of professional football through various outreach programs, networking events, and via our Internship Learning Series. Interns will learn from mentors and establish relationships with team executives that will benefit their lives both personally and professionally.
The position is based upon supervised work experience in one of our creative departments, including:  
  • Graphic Design 
  • Digital & Social Media 
  • Motion Graphics Design
  • Photography
  • Video Production 
*Buccaneers Internships have been posted separately in Communications, Community Relations, Corporate Partnerships, Events & Entertainment, Food Services, Marketing, Purchasing and Team Operations. Please apply for those roles through that posting if interested. 

The Buccaneers Fall 2019 Internship Program will begin July 15th and continue through the end of the football season.  Interns are paid hourly and work 40 hours per week during their internship period.  Interns are expected to commit to the full term of the internship.  Applicants must be able to work flexible and some unusual hours including nights and weekends for Buccaneers’ events.

Internship Requirements

  • Completed four-year college degree or graduate degree
  • Available to work a minimum of 40 hours per week
  • Housing and transportation in the Tampa Bay area
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent oral/written communication and organizational skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization 
  • Proven ability to work independently and take ownership of projects
  • Strong professional demeanor
  •  Experience in the sports industry preferred

Estimated Recruiting Timeline (subject to change)

  • March 11 - 31                                  Job Applications accepted 
  • April 1 – May 5                                Interviews, Job offers sent
  • July 15 – End of footSeason         Internship Period

How to Apply  

All applicants must submit a complete application, resume and cover letter via Teamwork Online.  Applicants may select up to two (2) departments of interest for placement. A selection does not guarantee a position within that department. 
PLEASE NOTE:  This is a highly competitive internship with the most elite level of professional sports, the National Football League.  Only one person will be hired to each department.  Please be sure to represent yourself in the best possible way by submitting a cover letter, resume and providing answers to all application questions.   

Due to the high volume of applications expected for our intern program, we ask that all communications in regard to the positions be conducted via Teamwork.   


Listed below are brief descriptions for each department. Please note that certain departments may provide for additional requirements. 


  • The Digital Department is seeking a Content Management Intern to assist with both digital asset workflow and creation of HTML centric web pages.  Buccaneers content is published daily and has mix of media sources, layouts and purposes. The Content Management Intern will use the NFL CMS and gain practical experience in best practices.  Prior experience managing the digital presence of a brand is important for success in this role. 
  • A degree in Production, Photography, Digital Media or a related field is preferred. 
  • Experience in photography, Photoshop and working with digital assets of all types: images, videos, audio, graphics, text-based are required.
  • Ability to post social media content, including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat

Graphic Design

  • The Graphic Design Intern reports to the Creative Services Department and will receive training on how to utilize type and image to execute visually communicated solutions in print/new media consistent with Buccaneers current brand strategies. Other responsibilities include designing print ads, graphics, website ads and content, invitations and other printed and electronic materials.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design is preferred. Experience with CS-6, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and knowledge of G5 Mac Pro, digital photography, and the OSX operating Systems are required.
Required: Please submit a link to your portfolio when applying.  Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.  We must be able to assess your skillset and ability to determine your qualifications for the role.

Motion Graphics Design

  • The Digital & Media department is seeking a Motion Graphics Design Intern to produce engaging content for the team’s digital platforms. This intern will work cross-functionally to create visual effects and motion graphic assets for all Buccaneers digital platforms that: are consistent with Buccaneers current brand strategies; demonstrate creativity; are compelling and attention-grabbing; and stimulate audience growth.
  • A Strong skillset with Adobe Creative Suite, animation and/or After Effects, with an eagerness to enhance motion design skills is required for success in the internship
Required: Please submit a link to your portfolio with your application.  Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.  We must be able to assess your skillset and ability to determine your qualifications for the role.


  • Provide photography support capturing various events across all departments (Digital Media, Community Relations, Corporate Partnerships, Guest & Member Relations and Football)
  • Assist the entire gameday photography team - may include shooting, editing and additional support
  • Assist the Team Photographer with metadata and keywords for captioning of photos in facilitating image searches
  • Assist with uploading and tagging all photos to be uploaded to the Buccaneers asset management server
  • Assist Team Photographer with studio shoots including set-up and tear down
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Photojournalism or Photography is preferred
  • Experience in sports photography and editing is preferred
  • Strong knowledge in DSLR cameras and studio lighting
  • Strong knowledge of Photo Mechanic and Adobe Premiere Suite including Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC
  • Basic knowledge of image metadata and archiving

Video Production 

  •  The Video Production Intern will gain valuable, hands-on experience while working closely with Producers within the Digital Media Department. Responsibilities include shooting, editing and uploading press conferences and open locker room media availability, involved in creating news-type pieces and features on players, coaches, cheerleaders and fans for web and in-game, acting as a production assistant for producers and logging footage from games, practices and special events.
  • Applicants must have experience operating Panasonic DVC Pro, Canon DSLR and Sony FS7 and a strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including Premier Pro CC, Photoshop CC and After Effects CC.
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record a must
Required: Please submit a link to your video reel when applying.  Applications without a video reel will not be considered.  We must be able to assess your skillset and ability to determine your qualifications for the role.


Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. What is your 1st choice department? Please enter your selection exactly as it is listed in the job description above. Include only one choice here please.

  3. What is your 2nd choice department? Please enter your selection exactly as it is listed in the posted job description. Include only one choice here please.

  4. Will you have completed your undergraduate degree by the start of the internship? Please respond, 'Yes' or 'No'. If no, please explain how you intend to work full time in Tampa, FL for the duration of the internship while also attending classes.

  5. Will you be available to provide your own housing in Tampa, FL and be available to work a minimum of 40 hours per week for the duration of the internship? Please respond, 'Yes' or 'No'. If no, please explain how you intend to fulfill the requirements of the internship.

  6. REQUIRED: Please insert the link here to your portfolio or video reel here if applying for Graphic Design, Motion Graphics Design or Video Production internships. Submission of a reel or portfolio is required for consideration for these roles.


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