Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets

2024-25 Season Game Operations Internship

Columbus Blue Jackets - Intern
Columbus · OH
Internship: Internship
The Game Presentation Intern will assist with live entertainment and promotional elements during Blue Jackets home games. They will take direction from the Event Presentation Manager and Event Presentation Coordinator on many of the following items: managing the Promotion Teams; meeting with and conducting run-throughs with live entertainment (anthem singers, color guards, bands, etc.); cueing timeout and intermission activities and special recognitions and ceremonies; ensuring that all items needed for the game are prepped; maintaining an open line of communication during the game.
Duties and tasks: 
Non-Game Day duties
  • Review production script with Game Ops staff
  • Prepare detailed promotional scripts and diagrams for the CBJ Promo Teams
  • Assist with the Military Honoree Program

Game Day Duties 
  • Prepare Promo Team locker room
  • Assist with/lead Promo Team script meetings
  • Oversee Promo Team prop and prizing preparation
  • Attend Production meetings
Conduct sound checks and run-through of live entertainment elements (anthem singer, bands, color guards, etc.)

During Game
  • Assist Promo Team members during all live promotions
  • Facilitate communication between promo teams and Game Ops Manager and Coordinator
  • Prepare and cue live elements including timeout promotions, intermission contests, special recognitions/ceremonies, etc.
  • Prep contestants and special guests prior to live camera shots
  • Work with Guest Relations staff to ensure proper prizing distribution and troubleshoot issues that arise

Learning Objectives: 
  • To manage an in-arena promotion team prior to and during an event
  • To create multiple scripts and apply them to real-time in-game execution
Internship Specifics: 
  • Average of 15 intern hours available each week, based on game schedule 
  • Internship timeline – August/September – End of the Season  
  • Must be enrolled in a four-year college or university.  
  • Must be extremely organized. 
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, often stressful live entertainment environment.  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.   
  • Hockey and Columbus Blue Jackets knowledge preferred, but not required. 

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?