This is a 20-hour a week internship with hours arranged with supervisor. The intern will be paid $16.75/hour, and the internship does not include benefits.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Unit: External Relations
Position: External Relations Intern
Reports To: Director of Digital Strategy and Branding
This internship will provide the opportunity to experience all areas of external relations, including communications, marketing, digital, social media, and video production in one of the premier Division I collegiate athletic conference offices. This position will be exposed to and involved in the ongoing development of West Coast Conference initiatives and provide hands-on experience and learning opportunities.
Assist with the Conference’s external relations efforts. Examples of associated tasks include:
Contribute to external projects related to the promotion of the Conference and member institutions.
Assist with coverage of events throughout the academic year on all platforms.
Assist with execution of social media strategy, including the development of creative visual content for use on all platforms and other external facing areas.
Develop, post, and update content on WCCsports.com, including news releases and feature content.
Assist with planning and coverage of championship events, including participation onsite at select events.
Contribute to conference record keeping efforts related to achievements, statistics, and other communications projects.
Participate in planning meetings and video conferences with conference staff and membership.
Participate in the development and implementation of the annual communications marketing and branding strategy.
Contribute to archival process of all written assets, including publications, record books, and other data.
Assist with sponsorship tracking, execution, and fulfillment. Participate in coordination and execution of conference-wide marketing initiatives.
Assist with digital network broadcast administration.
Other projects and responsibilities based on areas of interest and experience.
The start date of the internship is August 1, 2023, and the end date is June 30, 2024. This is a 20-hour a week internship with hours arranged with supervisor. The intern will be paid $16.75/hour, and the internship does not include benefits.
This position will be mostly remote, but the intern must live in the Bay Area. Some travel will be required and will be only reimbursed from the Bay Area to event location.
The West Coast Conference is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a diverse working environment. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check and skills assessment. The candidate must be able to lift at least 30 pounds.
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information of at least two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted through May 29, 2023 and interviews will occur in June.
About the West Coast Conference.
The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 and has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in Division I intercollegiate athletics. The WCC is fueled by the conviction to achieve its goals with strong core values of integrity, respect, collaboration, innovation and inclusiveness that create a holistic student-athlete experience across the Conference. Beginning with the 2023-24 academic year, the WCC’s membership includes Gonzaga, LMU, Pacific, Pepperdine, Portland, Saint Mary’s, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Clara. The Conference will sponsor 16 sports with the addition of men’s water polo in 2023-24. In the WCC, We Create Champions on the field of competition and leaders in life. For more information, visit WCCsports.com and follow the WCC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @WCCsports.
Preferred Qualifications and Requirements:
Demonstrated experience with the WCC’s core values of integrity, servant leadership, inclusion, excellence, innovation, communication, and collaboration.
Demonstrated enrollment towards or completion of, a Bachelor’s, Master’s or equivalent degree required.
Athletics administration and/or sports management experience or related volunteer experience preferred.
Demonstrated high-level proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects) and Microsoft programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required. Proficiency and experience with Apple computers preferred.
Effective professional communication, both orally and in writing. Proficiency in drafting and editing written communications.
Working knowledge of intercollegiate athletics, the West Coast Conference and its institutions’ programs and/or higher education preferred.
About the West Coast Conference: The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 and has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in Division I intercollegiate athletics with 16 conference-sponsored sports. The WCC is characterized by the stability of its membership and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics. For more information, visit WCCsports.com and follow the West Coast Conference on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @WCCsports.