Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets

2024-25 Season Youth Hockey & Community Outreach Internship

Columbus Blue Jackets - Intern
Columbus · OH
Marketing: Fan Development
The Columbus Blue Jackets are seeking an energetic individual who is enthusiastic and committed to promoting fan development and community partnerships to increase brand awareness and grow the game of hockey in central Ohio. This position will be expected to assist on key projects as assigned and take responsibility of daily tasks as outlined by the mentor. This internship will give the student a great first-hand experience (and portfolio materials) from the world of sports.
Primary Responsibilities:
Hockey Programs – provide day-to-day administrative tasks in preparation of and on-site support for entry level street/ice hockey programs for kids such as Get Out And Learn, Learn to Play, Hockey To Go and Street Jackets. Duties to include, but are not limited to, database management, email/phone communication to parents and facility contacts, maintain registration and participant check-in process, setup/tear down of clinics and instruction, as needed.
Education Programs – provide assistance as needed for school initiatives such as Power Play Challenge, Book Jackets, Student Achievers and Hockey Scholar. Duties to 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.
Special Events – provide support to Foundation/Community Development department around special events, such as game night 50/50 raffle, silent auction, jersey raffle, theme nights, Try Hockey for Free Day, Girls Hockey Weekend and Equipment Sale.
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 fan development strategies.
Intern Benefits:
  • In-person internship with 20-30 intern hours available each week, plus community events/appearances
  • Internship timeline – September – April
  • Must be enrolled in a four-year college or university.
  • Must receive college credit for internship. 
  • Hockey experience and/or skating skills recommended.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Basic knowledge in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel). 
  • Flexibility and willingness to work 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 January- April?

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

  3. Do you have ice hockey experience? If yes, briefly explain.

  4. I understand that this is an in-person internship and I will be in Columbus, Ohio for this opportunity.

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

  6. Will you be receiving credit for this internship?