Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Communications/Public Relations Fall Internship

Charlotte Motor Speedway - Intern
Concord · NC
Internship: Internship
POSITION TITLE: Communications Intern
DEPARTMENT: CMS Communications Team
REPORTS TO: Communications Manager 
POSITION LOCATION: Concord, NC
DURATION: Mid-September to end of November      

WHO WE ARE: 
Charlotte Motor Speedway is one of 11 premiere facilities across the country owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, LLC. The entertainment complex annually hosts two NASCAR weekends, two NHRA events, World of Outlaws racing, classic car shows and the Southeast’s largest drive-through holiday light show, among other events.
After more than six decades of innovative firsts in entertainment and fan engagement, the speedway known as America's Home for Racing continues to be an iconic trailblazer in sports, entertainment and fan amenities.

WHAT THIS INTERNSHIP ENTAILS: 
The Communications Intern will be a vital member of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Communications team throughout the semester. 
The Communications Intern will assist with press releases and PR events, work and engage with local and national media, along with a variety of motorsports industry stakeholders. This paid internship requires the Communications intern to be on property 20-25 hours during the week, with extended hours during event weekends. When not working events, the Communications intern will assist the team through various public relations/communications projects and assignments. By applying for this role, you acknowledge that you will be required to work select weekends.

Internship Goals:
  • Learn the craft of writing media advisories, press releases and media pitches
  • Learn how the Communications Department assists in the execution of promotions for events
  • Experience how to pitch a variety of story ideas and events to local, regional and national tv, newspaper, radio and digital outlets
  • Gain practical experience writing press releases, copy points and other communications
  • Help execute event weekend Media Center operations
  • Support the planning and executing of social media campaigns

QUALIFICATIONS
Education
  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree (Communications/Public Relations, Journalism, Sport Management majors preferred)
Skills/Experience
  • Strong writing skills with a creative mindset
  • Results and detail-oriented 
  • Innovative thinker and self-starter 
  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office 
  • Understanding of social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, etc.) 
  • High integrity and confidentiality
Work Hours
  • Interns must be able to work an average of 20-25 hours per week. Extended hours are required on select event weekends. 

Required dates are listed below:
  • September 20-23: NHRA Carolina Nationals
  • October 12: Drive For the Cure 250
  • October 13: Bank of America ROVAL 400
  • November 6: World of Outlaws World Finals
  • November 22: Speedway Christmas

APPLICATION:
To be considered for this internship, submit your resume, a link to your website or writing/creative samples, along with your social media handles.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
Charlotte Motor Speedway provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all qualified applicants who will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.


Job Questions:

  1. In a paragraph tell us why should YOU be the Communications/PR fall intern?