Seasonal Communications Intern

Washington Redskins

Full Time
Washington Redskins
Ashburn, VA

Job Details

The Washington Redskins Communications Department offers season-long internships.  The internships are designed for either undergraduate or graduate students and are unpaid positions.  All candidates must be able to receive course-credit for the internship.  The intern will have the opportunity to learn about the responsibilities of a National Football League communications staff while working as a member of the department and assisting in its day-to-day functions. 

            Interns must be able to work extended hours including some nights and weekends.  A background in public/media relations or sports management is strongly encouraged.  Candidates must possess strong written and oral communication skills.  The intern will be required to participate in a mandatory background check and drug testing at the beginning of the internship. 

 

Fall Internship Responsibilities (August – December)

 

  • Aid in facilitation and coordination of player and coach interviews.
  • Help with production and editing of the team’s media guide, weekly release and various publications.
  • Facilitate various requests by media members for information, statistics, etc.
  • Assist in distribution of credentials on a daily basis well as for home games.
  • Oversee daily newspaper clips and their distribution.
  • Assist in transcribing and distribution of daily quotes.
  • Monitor player interviews during open locker room.
  • Maintain the media room at Redskins Park, keeping it fully stocked with updated team information.
  • Assist with preseason and home games.
  • Prepare press box for game day.
  • Research statistical information for management, coaches, scouts and internal department as needed.
  • Attend and assist with community events.
  • General office work to include email, phones, faxes, sending packages, etc.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Communications staff.

 

Intern Candidate Requirements:

·         Full-time undergraduate/graduate student.

·         Candidate MUST receive college credit in order to qualify for this internship – proof of credit letter from your College or University is required.

·         Polite, positive, self-starter who works well with others.

·         Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.

·         Strong writing skills.

·         Detail-oriented and organized.

·         Can work independently when given a task and have the focus to follow through & follow-up if problems arise.

·         Computer skills (Microsoft Office proficient).

·         Proactive in asking questions when needed.

·         Team player, humble enough to handle a variety of tasks; no job beneath them.

·         Ability to handle physical requirements of job including setting up equipment for events and other light to medium lifting.

·         Ability to interact with players, staff and the community in a professional manner.

·         Proven experience to appropriately work with and around confidential information is necessary.

 

Reports to: Senior Vice President; Director of Communications; Media Services Coordinator; Corporate Communications Manager

 

If you wish to become a part of this dynamic, fast-paced organization and you meet the requirements listed above, please apply by submitting a cover letter and resume

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