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Community Programming Intern - Summer 2021 with Greater Cleveland Sports Commission in Cleveland · OH

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Community Programming Intern – Summer 2021
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.
 The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission is hiring for it's Summer internship program (May-August)
**GCSC is currently operating under a remote/virtual work setting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates to this situation will be made throughout the interview process as the situation evolves. Candidates are asked to be flexible in their ability to work both remotely and at our office in Downtown Cleveland. This position is tentative and the status could change**
Primary Responsibilities 
  • Aid in the recruitment and training of volunteers
  • Research potential groups for the Volunteer Program and update/maintain prospect list
  • Support the Youth Education through Sports programming series
  • Assist with city-wide community impact programming for major events, such as the 2022 NBA All-Star Game
  • Assist full-time staff with on-site management of youth and community programming

Other duties include:
  • Assist full-time staff with on-site event management/operations at GCSC Summer Events 
  • Aid in the distribution of material associated with community programming and events
  • Perform other duties as assigned

*** All Events are TBD and subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions**
**Events and event schedule will be released at a later date**
  • Strong organization skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Self-motivated and team player attitude who offers unsolicited suggestions and ideas
  • Experience working with large and diverse groups of people (children, adults, students, etc.) 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment during events
  • Prior experience with volunteer or event management preferred
  • 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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Viewing computer monitors  
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to be standing or on your feet for extended periods of time during events. 
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT Office environment; moderate noise. Events environment will vary include indoor and outdoor requirements.
Ways you will benefit:
  • Opportunity to network with area professionals
  • Actively take part in the planning and hosting of sporting events
  • Gain experience in the fields of community relations, event management, and nonprofit operations
  • An extensive professional development program, learning aspects of professional communication, resume building, job search and networking with industry professionals. 
  • The Sports Commission offers on the job training in various aspects of the Sports & Entertainment industry.
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 the Sports Commission. 
Work Hours- Intern work hours are determined based upon individual schedules and range from 20 - 40 hours per week. If the student is receiving college credit for the internship, the college or university will determine work hours for the student, up to 40 hours per week. The Sports Commission Staff is flexible in terms of exact work hours, however, requires that a loose schedule be created in advance.
Compensation- Greater Cleveland Sports Commission Internships are unpaid. Monthly stipends are provided to interns to cover expenses that may be incurred. Interns are not eligible for overtime compensation.
Supervision-The Events Manager serves as the active 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 all staff members. A general respect both for and from the intern are expected and required.

The Community Programming Intern will report directly to Programming and Events Manager

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Are you currently enrolled in or have recently completed an undergraduate or graduate program?

  3. Do you have previous experience working with youth or community programming?

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

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