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Communications Intern with Peach Bowl, Inc. in Atlanta · GA

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2021 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Internship Program

Peach Bowl, Inc. is seeking candidates to fill internship positions for the 2021-2022 college football season. The internship program period begins June 14, 2021 and concludes Feb. 11, 2022. Each position pays a stipend of $2,000.00 per month. Please note that housing is not provided by Peach Bowl, Inc. 
 
This year’s internship class will help plan and execute two Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games featuring Alabama vs. Miami and Louisville vs. Ole Miss, in addition to playing a vital role in the planning and execution of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Interns will also assist with other Peach Bowl, Inc. events and initiatives during their term. Interns are assigned to a specific concentration area but are expected to provide support to all areas of the company’s business in a direct, supporting or administrative role. Qualified applicants should be team first, sports-minded, self-motivators who are willing to accept the long hours and hard work required to succeed in the sports industry. Additionally, qualified applicants should be committed to pursuing a career in the business of athletics.
 
APPLICANT GUIDELINES
  • Interested candidates can apply by submitting their cover letter, resume and contact information for three references.
  • Candidates applying for the Communications role are required to submit three writing samples in addition to a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references. Ideal examples of content to submit would be press releases, feature stories or similar professional writings.
  • Candidate cover letters should fully respond to the following questions/requests:
    • Please clearly indicate which concentration area you are interested in obtaining.
    • Please indicate if you will have any academic obligations (classes, projects, etc.) during the internship period of June 14, 2021 through Feb. 11, 2022.
    • How does your prior work experience and skill set specifically make you the ideal candidate for an internship with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl?
  • All required documents must be received by 5 p.m. ET on April 30, 2021. Applicant submissions without all of the required documentation will not be considered for the program. Applicant submissions not received by the deadline will not be considered for the program.
  •  Candidates should not contact the Peach Bowl, Inc. office for initial status updates. Candidate evaluation consists of a resume evaluation period, teleconference interview period and a final in-person interview period. Final selection of candidates is targeted for the end of May. Please note that the final selection date could be extended as evaluations are conducted.
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be able to commit to working a minimum of 40 hours per week at the Peach Bowl, Inc. office in Atlanta.  Interns are expected to work from the Bowl office Monday through Friday. Work may be required after normal business hours, on holidays and weekends.
  • Should possess or be working towards an undergraduate degree. A post graduate/master’s degree in an applicable field (Sport Management, Sport Administration, Marketing, Communications, MBA, etc.) is not required but highly preferred.
  • Must be able to handle pressure and take initiative.
  • Must have high attention to detail, and the ability to organize and complete a diverse set of tasks in a timely manner.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other applicable computer programs.
  • Other requirements as specified on role descriptions.
 
COMMUNICATIONS INTERN
 
PRIMARY POSITION ROLE: Responsible for assisting with day-to-day projects and initiatives in support of PBI’s communications, messaging and branding goals. Position will contribute to specific aspects of the organization’s public relations and media operations efforts, while also assisting in other areas.
 
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Media Lists
  • Maintain and manage Bowl media lists and update as necessary

Press Clips
  • Collect and sort all incoming clips
  • Input clip / messaging data into PR database/Produce Clip Books

Collateral Production
  • Coordinate production of: 
    • Game program 
    • Media guide 
    • Fan guide 
    • Flip cards 
    • Additional collateral materials 
  • Assist with content development for all print projects

Media Relations
  • Write, edit and proof news releases/media alerts
  • Assist in developing story angles and media outreach
  • Book/coordinate media interviews
  • Respond to media inquiries

Media Operations
  • Assist with fulfillment and distribution of media credentials/parking passes
  • Assist with the creation and execution of the media operations timelines
  • Assist in Bowl Week media operations, including media hotel operations, press conferences, media transportation, etc.
  • Update the official Bowl media app
  • Game day 
    • Assist in set up of press box 
    • Operate Media Will Call 
    • Enforce/monitor field level policies 
    • Assist with postgame press conference/procedures 
    • Assist with management of media operations volunteers 
 
Hall of Fame
  • Research and collect data on current inductee class
  • Research potential inductees
 
Other
  • Research as needed
  • Maintenance of PR operation manuals
  • Scheduling of photographers and creation of shot charts
  • Scheduling of PR team meetings and updating agendas
  • Assist other interns as needed (Staff College Corner, volunteer events, Board meetings, etc.)
  • Assist with Play It Smart and Endowed Scholarship programs
  • Assist with Dodd Trophy initiatives including drafting releases and creating profiles for all Dodd Trophy Finalists
  • Monitor/update game record books and game stories
  • Assist with compiling game notes on matchups
 
*Responsibilities are subject to change
 
STAFF SUPERVISION: Vice President of Communications and the Communications Manager
 
PREFERENCES FOR AN IDEAL CANDIDATE:
  • Previous communications experience in the sports industry.
  • Strong writing skills and proficiency in AP Style.
  • Media operations/event planning experience, particularly related to a major sporting event.
  • Experience working with media.
  • Strong attention to detail and research skills around game statistics, record monitoring, etc.
  • The ability to work well individually and as a team member in a fast-paced and evolving work environment.
  •  Display a willingness to learn and complete tasks regardless of their nature.
  •  Working knowledge of college football and the College Football Playoff.

Job Questions:

  1. Contact Information Reference #1

  2. Contact Information Reference #2

  3. Contact Information Reference #3

  4. Please link writing samples here.

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