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An internship with the Sunflower State Games offers excellent insight into the world of event planning and sports marketing and management. Interns have the opportunity to earn college credit as well as gain the experience necessary to compete for positions in these industries. There are multiple internship openings available for the spring, summer, and fall terms. Come help conduct the largest amateur athletic event in the state of Kansas!

How to Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter outlining why you want to work with the SSG and what qualities, skills and attributes you possess. Please indicate which internship you are interested in. Please note: the internships may be combined to accommodate students needing to fulfill standard requirements set by their school and is highly recommended to obtain an optimal experience.

Deadline:

Spring Internships: January 18, 2018

Summer Internships: May 1, 2018

Fall Internship: August 6, 2018

Mail or e-mail to:

Sunflower State Games
Attn: Internship
501 SE Jefferson St., Suite 22
Topeka, KS 66607
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Start/End dates are somewhat flexible. Minimum hours expected are 15 hours per week in the spring/fall and 20 hours per week in the summer depending on the position. SSG is willing to work around school and work schedules. All interns will work from SSG Headquarters in Topeka. Summer interns are required to work all competition dates including: July 13-29, 2018.

 


 

Spring Internship: February 1 - May 4

Sports Marketing and Event Operations Internship

Responsibilities
  • Work closely with staff in all Sports Marketing aspects including the research, coordination and implementation of marketing and promotional campaigns for various sports.
  • Build and update a database consisting of contacts for potential athletes and target audiences.
  • Manage all Social Media outlets for the organization.
  • Interns will be highly visible representing the organization at community and area events.
  • Aid in the planning and operation of the Topeka Corporate Games.
  • Assist staff in preparation and planning for the Sunflower State Games. Duties will include registration/web site management, equipment/supply preparation and venue/facility coordination.
Qualifications

Junior/Senior level college student majoring in Sports Management, Marketing, or Communications.  Must be highly organized, detail oriented and able to manage multiple projects with little supervision.  Strong communications skills and professionalism a must.  Proficient in Microsoft office and web based e-mail marketing preferred. Previous design experience is favored. Interns must be available to work some weekends.

 

Summer Internship: May 15 - July 31

Sport Marketing and Event Operations Internship

Responsibilities
  • Work closely with staff on all public relations issues including marketing campaigns, customer service, event promotion and volunteer recruitment.
  • Assist staff  with operational issues including registration management, facility preparation and equipment distribution.
  • Aid in planning special events including VIP Reception and the Athlete Festival.
  • Interns will be highly visible representing the organization at community and area events. Interns must be available to work weekends.
  • Work with sport commissioners to coordinate logistics, prepare for events and assist in hosting numerous sports.
  • Assist with all data entry and sport database management needs. Aid with miscellaneous competition duties as needed.
Qualifications

Junior or Senior-level college students majoring in Sports Management, Communications, Marketing or a related field.  Must be highly organized, detail oriented and able to organize multiple projects.  Must have strong computer skills and possess the ability to learn the online registration system developed for SSG. Strong communication skills and professionalism is a must as well as leadership skills. Must be able to work well with others in a fast-paced team environment.

 

Fall Internship: August 21 - December 1

Sport Marketing and Event Operations Internship

Responsibilities
  • Work closely with staff on all public relations issues including marketing campaigns, customer service, event promotion and volunteer recruitment.
  • Assist staff  with operational issues including registration management, facility preparation and equipment distribution. Manage all Social Media outlets for the organization.
  • Aid in planning special events including our VIP Reception, Celebration of Athletes Dinner, OctoberFast Kids Run, Winter Wonderland 5K, etc.
  • Interns will be highly visible representing the organization at community and area events. Interns must be available to work weekends.
  • Assist staff in preparation and planning for the Kansas Senior Games. Duties will include registration/web site management, equipment/supply preparation and venue/facility coordination.
  • Work with sport commissioners to coordinate logistics, prepare for events and assist in hosting numerous sports.
  • Assist with all data entry and sport database management needs. Aid with miscellaneous competition duties as needed. Assist in Post Event evaluation.
Qualifications

Junior or Senior-level college students majoring in Sports Management, Communications, Marketing or a related field.  Must be highly organized, detail oriented and able to organize multiple projects.  Must have strong computer skills and possess the ability to learn the online registration system developed for SSG. Strong communication skills and professionalism is a must as well as leadership skills. Must be able to work well with others in a fast-paced team environment.

 

 

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