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Partnerships Activation Intern – Fall 2022 - Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (Cleveland · OH)

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Partnerships Activation 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 Partnerships Activation Intern, you will:
Primary Responsibilities
  • Assist with partnership activation
  • Prepare partnership trackers, activation deliverables and recap summaries
  • Research potential partnership prospects and update/maintain prospect list
  • Secure hospitality needs for specified GCSC events
  • 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 
  • Contact area event representatives
  • Research and target prospective areas to host events
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Prior event activation experience
  • Experience with conducting cold calls
  • Knowledge in the design of event/partner recaps
  • Eager to learn the business of sports and ability to think outside the box
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited College/University (undergraduate or post-graduate program) or have recently completed (6-months)
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Be passionate and have a team-player attitude 
  • 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 event planning/management, partnership activation, sponsorships as well as 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.
Partnerships Activation Intern will report directly to Director of Corporate Partnerships.
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 activation?

  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 be needed 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?