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2020 Spring/Summer Public Relations Intern with Midwest Sports Productions in Shawnee · KS

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Are you a news junkie? Do you enjoy creating content that delivers results? Are you passionate about building relationships and watching your company create positive headlines as a result? Does the phrase A1 Above the Fold make you smile?
 
If you are passionate about the public relations industry and are looking for real-world experience in helping an organization garner media exposure, then Midwest Sports Productions has the perfect internship waiting for you!
 
Our team is a fun-loving, energized and dynamic group at the heart of Midwest Sports   Productions' world-class events. Our goal is to drive excitement, win new customers, introduce existing customers to new and exciting experiences and make an impact on the communities in which we run our tournaments. 
 
 Each mission and execution is different and is catered to the audience at hand: be it providing the energy needed in the office, igniting the coolest youth sports event in town, visiting a club team just to say thanks for 'playing MSP,' a special guest of ours about to perform or supporting a team that's in need.  We make sure that every MSP family member we engage with gets a special interaction, giving them that little something extra when they need it most and creating a whole new level of energetic feel before, during and after MSP events.
 
Our Public Relations Intern will be actively involved in all aspects of MSP’s communications efforts. From creating the pitch to securing the clip, you will have the opportunity to fill your portfolio with experience and clips. 
 
In addition to Public Relations projects, you may also have the opportunity to work in other services such as marketing, social media, business development initiatives, and game-day operations as needed. 
 
Time Period
This is an Unpaid Internship. Internship will span over a semester of college and involves about 600 hours (Can be flexible based on needs)

 Hours 
We can offer flexible hours during the week based on the needs of your supervisor and can be discussed. Weekend availability is a must – you will be expected to work on weekends pitching stories and accompanying media.
    
Professional Requirements
Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing a relevant major, such as Public Relations, Sports Management, Sports Marketing, Recreation & Parks Management, etc.  
 
Personal Requirements 
Punctual and self-motivating
Must be comfortable working independently as well as in a team setting
Excellent verbal/communication 
Attention to detail 
 
Attire 
Comfortable, appropriate office/field attire is acceptable
 
Job Description
 Qualifications encouraged: 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Familiarity with AP style           
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Office products
  • Demonstrates customer service techniques when needed
 
The Public Relations intern will assist with the creation and execution of all public relations activities for the organization. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Creation and distribution of press releases
  • Story pitching to local, regional and national outlets
  • Identify media opportunities both internal and external
  • Assist with creation of press kits, fact sheets for company and individual events
  • Monitor and measure media coverage
  • Research award opportunities for internal and external staff
  • Collaborate on special projects and media events
  • All other duties as assigned
 
 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
 

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