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Internship - Event Development - Summer 2018

Ultimate Fighting Championship
Las Vegas, NV
Event Management: Event Promotions
Become a Champion with us:

Just like the way our fighters prepare with their training partners to be the very best, here at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) we encourage that type of teamwork. A UFC employee, like a mixed martial artist, is well-rounded and willing to put in the time necessary to be world-class. With a team of champions in the office, the UFC has fought relentlessly to break into the sports world with undeniable success. Our growth both in and outside of the Octagon has revolutionized the fight business and made the UFC the world’s leading mixed martial arts promoter and largest pay-per-view event provider. We are universally recognized for our action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. Come join us as we progress at a rate never-before-seen in the professional sports world.

The UFC, owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, has additional offices in London, Toronto, Singapore and Sao Paulo.

The Ultimate Opportunity:

Our Las Vegas office has an on-site Cafe serving healthy,delicious breakfast and lunch and a state of the art Performance Center that employees have access to. And, all employees receive UFC FIGHT PASS, a digital subscription services with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand, original content, The Ultimate Fighter television show and more!

Strategy for Winning:

Our office consists of people who are passionate, dedicated and innovative.
This program offers you, as the intern, the opportunity to become directly involved in the day to day activities in the Event Development Department at Zuffa. We strive to make your internship experience challenging and interesting and make every effort to tailor it to your specific career aspirations. 

As an intern with Event Development you will:
- Assist with organizing and formatting the event schedule.
- Research competitive events in the markets we go into.
- Assist with preparation for meetings with current and prospective on-sale marketing and arena partners.
- Assist with preparation of presentation materials for meetings.
- Help activate Street Team initiatives.
- Put together in-depth research of potential event markets.
- Brainstorm creative ways to promote ticket sales.
- Create event recaps of ticket sales, executed promotions, marketing tactics and activations in the market.
- Research all the trends happening in sports and live events, and the marketing tactics being used.
- Support the Event Development team on various projects as needed.

We are seeking candidates that are:
- Sports Management, Marketing or Business majors, or other programs relevant to business development and sales. Junior, Senior or Graduate level preferred.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Outgoing friendly personality with excellent customer service skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to maintain discretion and confidential information.
- Team player.
- Willing to learn and grow.

- Should be able to work a minimum of 30+ hours per week if also attending school or 35+ hours per week if not currently attending classes.

UFC conducts pre-employment background and drug screenings
Zuffa, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. What level are you in your academic program (junior, senior, graduate student)?

  3. What do you want to learn from this experience, and please, don't tell us that you want to learn the day-to-day operations of a sports organization or a department. We want to make sure that the experience helps build the skills and knowledge necessary to help you get to your career goals. So, specifically, what do you want to learn from the experience?

  4. What is your career goal upon completion of your degree? What type of position do you hope to attain upon graduation? Explain in as much detail as possible.