Internships

INTERNS NEEDED! 

Ever wanted to work in sports? Here's your chance! Check out the opportunities that we have available for 2018-19 season! 

 

Applications for all positions are due no later than Friday, October 12th, 2018.

GAME DAY OPERATIONS INTERN

Job Description

The Rivermen are searching for passionate, hard-working individuals who have a desire to learn about the operational and promotional aspects of sporting events. Game day interns will assist the staff in executing all aspects of Rivermen home games. Qualified candidates must be able to positively and professionally interact with Rivermen staff, fans and Peoria Civic Center staff. We are looking for highly motivated self-starters who aspire to careers in professional sports and related industries. 

 

This is an unpaid internship, allowing individuals to gain hands on experience in the field. Candidates will be required to work a variety of Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Hours each week will vary depending on the Rivermen's home schedule, but is estimated anywhere between 4- 15 hours a week. 

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Assist in executing all game day elements 
  • Oversee Rocky's Kid's Club during in game promotions to maintain high levels or organization and safety 
  • Set-up/ break down lobby tables, merchandise stands, and other game day promotional elements 
  • Fulfill other duties and miscellaneous projects assigned by full-time staff members 

Qualifications

  • Interns have the ability to receive college credit for their internship course requirements 
  • Must be willing to work long and flexible hours, especially nights, weekends and holidays 
  • Must be able to work the majority of the 28 home games 
  • Previous sports experience preferred but not required 
  • Must be punctual, responsible, willing to work with a team, and assist staff members of all departments 
  • Ability to life and transport a minimum of 25 libs and stand or walk for long periods of time 

Start date: Friday, November 2nd 

To Apply for this position please send a resume and cover letter to Kalah Anderson at [email protected] If you prefer, resume and cover letters can also be delivered to the Rivermen Office at 201 SW Jefferson Street, Peoria, IL 61602.

Social Media/ Public Relations INTERN

Job Description

The Rivermen are searching for a passionate, hard-working individual who has a desire to learn about social media and public relations aspects of sporting events. The ideal candidate will be able to generate contact for and oversee all Rivermen social media accounts during Rivermen home games, helping promote fan awareness and engagement. The Social Media/ PR Intern will report to our Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations while assisting in executing all media aspects. Qualified candidates must be able to positively and professionally interact with Rivermen staff, fans and Peoria Civic Center staff. We are looking for highly motivated self-starter who aspires to careers in professional sports and related industries. 

 

This is an unpaid internship, allowing individuals to gain hands on experience in the field. Candidates will be required to work a variety of Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Hours each week will vary depending on the Rivermen's home schedule, but is estimated anywhere between 4- 15 hours a week. 

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Managing all team social media accounts during home games
  • Helping to develop and execute social media and public relations plans
  • Fulfill other duties and miscellaneous projects assigned by full-time staff members 

Qualifications

  • Interns have the ability to receive college credit for their internship course requirements 
  • Must be willing to work long and flexible hours, especially nights, weekends and holidays 
  • Must be able to work the majority of the 28 home games 
  • Previous sports experience preferred but not required 
  • Must be punctual, responsible, willing to work with a team, and assist staff members of all departments 

Start date: Friday, November 2nd 

To Apply for this position please send a resume and cover letter to Brad Kupiec at [email protected] If you prefer, resume and cover letters can also be delivered to the Rivermen Office at 201 SW Jefferson Street, Peoria, IL 61602.