Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets

2024-25 Season Foundation Internship

Columbus Blue Jackets - Intern
Columbus · OH
Internship: Internship
Internship Overview
The Foundation intern will 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 all Blue Jackets home games.  Some projects included in this internship are: Blue Jackets Foundation Golf Classic, The CannonBall, game night auctions, 50/50 raffle and theme nights.

Primary Responsibilities:
In Game Fundraising - support in-game fundraising by assisting in game night auctions, jersey raffles, and 50/50 raffles. Duties include, but are not limited to, learning how to create and run an online auction, facilitate auction during games, assist with auction winner check out, email/phone communication to auction and raffle winners, maintain auction database, and coordinate partner organizations and their 50/50 volunteers.
Special Events - support the Foundation around fundraising special events, including the Golf Classic, The CannonBall, Grant Reception, and theme nights. Duties include, but are not limited to, facilitate auction during events, assist in auction display set up, procure auction items.
Education Programs - provide assistance as needed for school initiatives such as Power Play Challenge, Student Achievers and Hockey Scholar. Duties include, but are not limited to, email/phone communication to parents and educators, maintain program databases, prize fulfillment and support events at schools as needed. 
Hockey Programs - provide assistance as needed for grassroots hockey programs such as Get Out And Learn and Learn to Play. Duties include, but are not limited to, email/phone communication to parents and facility contacts, maintain program databases, source event give aways, setup/tear down of clinics and instruction as needed. 
Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize non-profit fundamentals such as donor recognition, grants, and fundraising initiatives.
  • Knowledge and understanding of event planning and fundraising.
  • Understanding of basic guest relations and customer service techniques.
  • Knowledge and understanding of database management.
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 of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel). 
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills. 
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must attend a majority of after-hours programs, weekend special events, and all Blue Jackets home games. 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. I understand that this is an in-person internship and I will be in Columbus, Ohio for this opportunity.

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

  5. Will you be receiving credit for this internship?