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Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

Community Programming Intern - Summer 2018

Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
Cleveland, OH
Communications/Community Relations: Community Relations
The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission is searching for an ideal candidate for the position of Community Programming Intern for Summer 2018 (May - August)

As a Community Programming Intern, you will:
Primary Responsibilities 
  • Aid in the recruitment and training of volunteers
·         Research potential groups for the Volunteer Program and update/maintain prospect list
  • Support the Urban Youth Initiative and operations for programming associated with GCSC events
  • Assist with larger community impact programming for events, such as USA Triathlon, NCAA Wrestling, NEOCycle, etc.
  • Assist full-time staff with on-site youth and community program management
  • Assist with Greater Cleveland Sports Commission events, including 
    • USA Wrestling UWW Cadet & University Nationals - May 31 - June 3rd
    • USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals - August 10th - 12th 
Other duties include:
  • Assist full-time staff with day to day operations
  • Aid in the distribution of material associated with community programming
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Experience working with large and diverse groups of people (children, adults, students, etc.)
  • Able to work independently & think critically & creatively
  • Prior experience with volunteer or event management preferred
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited College/University (undergraduate or post-graduate program) or have recently completed (6-months).
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 marketing, public relations, and event planning & management
  • 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-The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission offers a stipend to interns (amount to be determined). Interns will be paid monthly and will not receive overtime pay.
Transportation and Parking-Transportation and parking are not provided or reimbursable by the Sports Commission. Interns may use the RTA system (the central station is located in Tower City) or may drive and park for approximately $4 per day in some locations. RTA schedules and routes can be found at www.riderta.com.
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 the Vice President of Administration & Development and the Events & Programming Coordinator.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. How did you hear about the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission?

  3. Do you currently have housing available in the Greater Cleveland Area (Cleveland, Akron)?

  4. Are you currently enrolled in a college/university or have recently graduated within the past 6-months?