Want to have a fun, hands-on introduction to the world of working in sports? Then join the Akron Racers team as an intern! There are a variety of interesting and exciting opportunities available, so apply now!
The following internships are available for the Spring 2017 season. Spring interns will be expected to report to work in early January 2017 and work through May 2017. The application deadline for Spring internships is December 9, 2016.
Ticketing and Corporate Sales - Ticketing and Corporate Sales interns are responsible for working with the Director of Ticket Sales to research groups who may be interested in purchasing group tickets for the 2017 season. Interns will cultivate relationships with these groups and try to engage with the community outside of the softball world to create interest in attending Racers games. Interns will work with renewing season tickets, selling new ticket plans and build a corporate partnership deck and present to clients.
Amateur Event Intern - Amateur Event intern will assist the Amateur Event Director with the following duties: complete set-up & tear down of sites including dragging & lining fields, scheduling staff,managing of Vaughn Rd. and Crystal Diamond fields. Must be able to work Friday nights and weekends in April. This internship also involves promoting all amateur events and learning how to manage an event from start to finish.
Promotions/Marketing - Promotions/Marketing interns are responsible for creating the 2017 promotions schedule, attending public appearances on behalf of the Racers, bringing creative ideas to the table to market the team, and creating marketing materials.
PR/Media Relations - PR/Media Relations interns are responsible for maintaining the team's website. Duties include writing press releases, posting on behalf of the team on various social networks, and cultivating relationships with local media personnel and outlets to increase coverage of the team during the season. Interns will also work on maintaining a current list of media contacts for the team to use during the season.
Social Media Intern - Responsible for updating all social media platforms. Intern will work with the ticket department to help increase awareness and promote ticket packages. They will also work to increase the amount of followers on each of the social media platforms.
The following internships are available for the Summer 2017 season. Summer interns will be expected to report to work in early May 2017 and work through the conclusion of the home schedule (approx. Aug 21). Evening and weekend work will be required and all interns must have local housing. The application deadline for summer internships is March 24, 2017.
Tickets/Community Relations - Tickets interns will serve as a liaison between the team and fans wishing to purchase tickets. Interns will cultivate relationships with these groups and try to engage with the community outside of the softball world to create interest in attending Racers games. Interns will be responsible for selling tickets, making phone calls to an existing database, cold calling, filling walk-in and phone orders, supervising and staffing ticket windows during games, customer service during and following games, compiling daily/weekly sales numbers, orchestrating group outings, and other office and stadium duties as needed. Interns will also make group and advertising calls on behalf of the team and behalf of office personnel.
Promotions - Promotions interns are responsible for planning and executing in-game promotions, attending public appearances to market the Racers, interacting with fans, creating marketing materials, assisting with team advertising campaigns, and generally marketing the team. Entertaining fans at all Racers events is required. Candidates must be personable and energetic. Other office and stadium duties may be required from time to time during the season.
PR/Media Relations - PR/Media Relations interns are responsible for maintaining the team website, social media presence. They also compile game day notes for media/fans, assist media with coordinating player interviews, write feature stories about the players and team, write game recaps/previews for the team website, compile in-game stats to support the broadcast team. Some photography may be required every now and then. Interns will also assist the broadcast team with set-up and game production, and make group and advertising calls on behalf of the team and on behalf of office personnel. Other office and stadium duties may be required from time to time during the season.
Food/Beverage - Food/Beverage interns will work closely with the Concession Manager to ensure all aspects of food and beverage preparation and distribution are successful at Firestone Stadium. Duties include assisting with inventory control on all concession supplies and assist with the coordination and operation of all concession stands and picnic areas. Interns will also research and implement new ideas including food items, stands and pricing, and work with the front office to reach revenue and customer service goals.
Application: To apply for an internship with the Akron Racers, please email a resume, cover letter and contact information for two references to Stacy Corp at StacyCorp@akronracers.us.
In your cover letter, please answer the following:
1. What do you hope to gain out of an internship with the Akron Racers?
2. Why do you believe an internship with the Akron Racers in the department you’re applying for will help your personal and career goals?
3. Do you have local housing or the ability to secure it for the length of the internship?