Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets

2024-25 Season Community Development Internship

Columbus Blue Jackets - Intern
Columbus · OH
Communications/Community Relations: Community Relations
The Columbus Blue Jackets are seeking an energetic individual who is enthusiastic and committed to promoting community development and partnerships to increase brand awareness and grow the game of hockey in central Ohio. The Community Development intern will be expected to assist with key projects directed to improving our community, sustaining the Blue Jackets’ reputation as a good corporate citizen, as well as assisting in the fundraising efforts for the Blue Jackets Foundation. This position requires attendance at some after-hours programs and weekend special events as well as a majority of Blue Jackets home games. This internship will give the student a great first-hand experience (and portfolio materials) from the world of sports.
Primary Responsibilities: 
Education Programs provide day-to-day execution with school initiatives aimed at improving the Blue Jackets brand in the community such as Book Jackets, Student Achievers, Hockey Scholar, Power Play Challenge and the Avondale Adopt-A-School program. Duties include, but are not limited to, email/phone communication to parents and educators, prize fulfillment, maintain program databases, event planning and execution, and support events at schools as needed.
Donation Fulfillment – facilitate all monthly in-kind donations including donation fulfillment and inventory management. 
Special Events – provide support to Foundation/Community Development department around special events, such as game night 50/50 raffle, silent auction and jersey raffle, toy drives, CannonBall, Golf Classic, theme nights, Try Hockey for Free Day, Girls Hockey Weekend, and Equipment Sale.
Hockey Programs provide assistance as needed for grassroots hockey programs such as Get Out And Learn and Learn To Play. Duties to include, but not limited to, email/phone communication to parents and facility contacts, maintain program databases, source event giveaways, setup/tear down of clinics and instruction, as needed.
Learning Objectives:
  • Knowledge and understanding of event planning.
  • Understanding of basic guest relations and customer service techniques.
  • Knowledge and understanding of database management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of community development strategies.

Intern Benefits:
  • 20-30 hours per week to consist of weekday office hours, evening and/or weekend game nights and community events/appearances
  • Internship timeline: September – End of the Season
  • Must be enrolled in a four-year college or university.
  • Must receive college credit for internship.
  • Basic knowledge in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel). 
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Must attend a majority of Blue Jackets home games, after-hours programs, and weekend special events. This includes both traditional and non-traditional office hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Please note this is an unpaid internship.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. What is your availability from September- April?

  2. Do you plan to apply for other internship(s) with the Columbus Blue Jackets? If yes, which internship(s)?

  3. Will you be enrolled in a college or university during the internship?

  4. Will you be receiving credit for this internship?