The Chick-fil-A Bowl is seeking candidates to fill five internship positions for the 2014 college football season. The internship program period begins June 16, 2014 and concludes January 30, 2015. Each position pays a stipend of $1,600.00 per month. Please note that housing is not provided by the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
Internships are in the following concentration areas:
- Communications/Public Relations
- Digital Media/Marketing
- Event Management (2)
- Sales & Ticketing
This year’s group of interns will help plan and execute two Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games featuring the University of Mississippi vs. Boise State University and the University of Alabama vs. West Virginia University. Interns will also play a vital role in the planning and execution of the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Interns will also assist with other Chick-fil-A Bowl events and initiatives during their term. Interns are assigned to a specific concentration area but are expected to provide support to all areas of the company’s business in a direct, supporting or administrative role. Qualified applicants should be team first, sports-minded, self-motivators who are willing to accept the long hours and hard work required to succeed in the sports industry. Additionally, qualified applicants should be committed to pursuing a career in the business of athletics.
- Interested candidates can apply by submitting their cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Candidates applying for the Communications and Digital Media roles should also submit three writing samples (press releases, feature stories or similar professional writings).
- Candidate cover letters should fully respond to the following questions/requests:
- Please clearly indicate which concentration area you are interested in obtaining.
- Please indicate if you will have any academic obligations (classes, projects, etc.) during the internship period of June 16, 2014 through January 30, 2015
- How does your prior work experience and skill set specifically make you the ideal candidate for an internship with the Chick-fil-A Bowl
- All required documents must be received by March 20, 2014. Applicant submissions without all of the required documentation will not be considered for the program. Applicant submissions not received by March 20, 2014 will not be considered for the program.
- All applicants will be contacted with an update of their status no later than March 28, 2014. Candidates should not contact the Chick-fil-A Bowl office for initial status updates. Candidate evaluation consists of a resume evaluation period, teleconference interview period and a final in-person interview period. Final selection of candidates is targeted for April 25, 2014. Please note that the final selection date could be extended as evaluations are conducted.
- Provide each intern with the opportunity to learn more about his/her area of concentration.
- Allow each intern opportunities to gain valuable experience outside of his/her area of concentration by working on various key tasks for multiple Chick-fil-A Bowl events including, but not limited to: the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games, Chick-fil-A Bowl College Corner and Chick-fil-A Bowl.
- Provide each intern the opportunity to prove his or her abilities with autonomous assignments during the course of the internship.
- Must be able to commit to working a minimum of 40 hours per week at the Chick-fil-A Bowl office in Atlanta, GA. Work will be required after normal business hours, on holidays and weekends.
- Should possess or be working towards an undergraduate degree. A post graduate/masters degree in an applicable field (Sport Management, Sport Administration, Marketing, Communications, MBA, etc) is not required but highly preferred.
- The ability to work well individually and as a team member in a fast-paced and evolving work environment.
- Must be able to handle pressure and take initiative.
- Must have high attention to detail, and the ability to organize and complete a diverse set of tasks in a timely manner.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other applicable computer programs.
- Display a willingness to learn and complete tasks regardless of their nature.
- Working knowledge of college football and the bowl system.