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Community Programming Intern - Fall 2022 - Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (Cleveland · OH)

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Community Programming Intern – Fall 2022

Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) serves to measurably improve the economy of Greater Cleveland and enrich the community by attracting, creating, managing and enhancing significant sporting and competitive events. 
GCSC supports the local economy, utilizes sports as a vehicle to forward community agendas and maintains a goal of producing events that are more successful when held in Cleveland than in other cities.
 Greater Cleveland Sports Commission is hiring for our Fall internship program (August – December), with an anticipation start date of August 16, 2022.
As Community Programming Intern, you will:
 Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Support the Youth Education through Sports programming series
  • Assist with city-wide community impact programming for major events
  • Assist full-time staff with on-site management of youth and community programming
  • Attend on-site walkthroughs and planning meetings
  • Assist with research and outreach to community organizations
  • Aid in the planning and logistics for future hosted events
  • Work hands on as event operation staff during Greater Cleveland Sports Commission events such as: 
    • Tennis in the Land a WTA 250 Event – August 20-27, 2022 
    • Sunset Sprint 5K/10K – September 9, 2022
    • Velocity (fundraising and programming campaign) – Ongoing  
Other Duties Include:
  • Assist full-time staff with event promotion, day to day operations, and on-site event management 
  • Aid in the distribution of material associated with community programming and events
  • Research and target prospective programs to develop and host in conjunction with upcoming events
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Prior experience with youth and event planning is preferred
  • Experience working with large and diverse groups of people (children, adults, students, etc.) 
  • Eager to learn the business of sports and ability to think outside the box
  • Interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion in sports, including adaptive sports, gender equity, LGBTQIA+ athletes, mental health, and racial equity
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Be passionate and have a team-player attitude 
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited College/University (undergraduate or post-graduate program) or have recently completed (6-months)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment during events with long hours
  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Ability to view computer monitors  
    • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
    • Ability to stand or be on your feet for extended periods of time 
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT Office environment; moderate noise. Events environment will vary and include both indoor and outdoor requirements
Ways you will benefit:
  • Opportunity to network with area professionals
  • Actively take part in the planning and hosting of sporting and competitive events
  • Gain experience in the fields of community relations, event management as well as nonprofit operations
  • GCSC offers on the job training in various aspects of the Sports and Entertainment industries as well as a robust professional development program, learning aspects of professional communication, resume building, job search tactics and networking with industry professionals 
Due to the nature of the organization, our projects and events are rarely the same; the internship experience depends entirely on the current happenings of GCSC.
Work Hours: Intern work hours are based upon individual schedules and interns will work and be paid for up to 20 hours per week. If the student is receiving college credit for the internship, the college or university can help define work hours for the student, up to 20 hours per week. During events, additional hours are expected. GCSC Staff is flexible in terms of exact work hours, however a loose schedule will be required in advance.
Compensation: Greater Cleveland Sports Commission interns will be paid an hourly rate for their time and services, up to 20 hours per week. Biweekly payment will be provided to interns to cover expenses that may be incurred. 
Flexibility: Due to the evolving dynamics related to the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work options are anticipated for staff and interns on select days during this time. Candidates are asked to be flexible in their ability to work both remotely, in-person at our office in Downtown Cleveland, and on-site at events throughout the Fall. From a scheduling perspective, interns should expect a minimum of 2 days a week where they will be needed to work in-person.
Transportation and Parking: Transportation and parking are not provided by GCSC. However, if an intern chooses to accept a parking spot in a covered garage in Downtown Cleveland, GCSC will take on a portion of that monthly cost. Interns will be responsible for the other portion on a monthly basis. Interns may also use the RTA system (the central station is located in Tower City). RTA schedules and routes can be found at Additional parking options are made available at the intern’s expense.
Supervision: Programming and Event Manager will serve as the supervisor for the internship program. However, most day to day activities will be assigned and monitored by other staff members. Interns must be able to establish close working relationships with the entire GCSC staff. A general respect both for and from the intern is expected and required.
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission values a diverse and inclusive work environment where every voice matters. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this position?

  2. Do you have prior experience with event operations/management and working with youth?

  3. Are you currently enrolled in an accredited College/University (undergraduate or post-graduate program) or have recently completed (6-months)? If so, please list your graduation month and year.

  4. Why do you want to intern with Greater Cleveland Sports Commission?

  5. This position requires a minimum of 2 days a week where interns will need to work in-person at our office in Downtown Cleveland. Are you currently located in the Greater Cleveland area or able to secure housing from August-December 2022?