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ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

Employment Opportunities

2017 - 2018 Harvard Athletics Internship Program

The Athletics Department anticipates internship opportunities in the following areas: Athletic Communications; Equipment; Events & Operations; Marketing; Multimedia; Recreation; and Ticket Office.

PAID INTERNSHIPS

SCHEDULE:  Start dates will typically be in late July or early August 2017.  We expect that you will be able to commit to working for 10 months.  You will generally work 40 hours per week.  Evening and weekend work will be required.  Your schedule may vary to accommodate evening and weekend work.   There may be times when you will work in extreme weather conditions (heat, cold, rain). 

WHAT WE OFFER:  Paid interns are compensated at $11 per hour.  Volunteer internships are not paid.  Harvard offers variety – we have 42 varsity programs and a numbers of junior varsity programs. The Athletics Department has team spirit and fun activities. We also run an intern professional development program that helps gets your career in sports management off to a good start, gives you a chance to get career advice from coaches and athletic administrators, and discusses topics such as managing your career. Cambridge is a multi-cultural city with exceptional diversity.  And Boston is the undisputed hub of college and university life.  Also, you will get free use of our athletic facilities, including our Olympic-sized pool; fitness center; and indoor tennis courts. 

SPECIAL NOTE:  You MUST be enrolled in a degree-granting program with an accredited college or university that requires an internship as part of the degree process. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and computer skills are required.  Please do not send a resume if you cannot meet this requirement. 

HOW TO APPLY:  Please see below for position descriptions, requirements and application information.  Due to the volume of resumes received, we regret that we may be unable to respond personally to those candidates not selected for an interview or respond to phone calls.

We strive to reflect the diversity of the community we serve. 

PAID INTERNSHIPS

Athletic Communications Internships (2)

The Harvard University Department of Athletics is currently accepting applications for two (2) 10-month internships in Athletic Communications ($11/hr). The interns will report directly to the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications. The interns will assist the Assistant Director of Athletic Communication and the Athletic Communications office with coverage of the university's 42-sport varsity athletics program.

The successful candidates will work directly with selected teams to effectively promote and publicize the department of athletics through campus, local and national media outlets, as well as through the GoCrimson.com website and social media avenues. The interns will also serve as writers and editors for the department's website as well as for game programs and other printed pieces. They will gain hands-on experience at a number of athletic events. The successful candidates will also produce video feature and highlight content for YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and GoCrimson.com.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in sport management, journalism, communications or related field and at least one year of experience in the athletic media relations field. The successful applicants must be enrolled in school (graduate or undergraduate) or an externship for the 2016-17 school year. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop) and StatCrew statistical software required. Experience with Adobe Premiere, PrestoSports a plus.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to Brock Malone, Assistant Director of Athletic Communication, at brockmalone@fas.harvard.edu. The anticipated start date is August 2017 with an anticipated end date of May 31, 2018, although dates are somewhat flexible.

Athletic Communications Historical Research Internship (1)

The Harvard University Department of Athletics is currently accepting applications for one (1) 10-month internship in the Athletic Communications office working on historical projects. ($11/hr 40hrs/week). The intern will report directly to the Associate Director of Athletics/Athletic Communications. The intern will assist conducting research for our Hall of History digital display and other photo and archive projects.

The successful candidate will work directly with preserving our rich athletic history through updating historical content for the Hall of History digital display and our website, digitizing photos, fact checking and maintaining our archives. The Hall of History digital display showcases our more than 150 years of athletic history, and this internship will assist directly with updating and developing content for this project. The intern will also handle historical research projects as they arise and work with our staff in updating content for our current student-athletes on our photo servers. Harvard has 42 varsity programs, the most in Division I Athletics, and we want to preserve our strong athletic tradition through these archival projects.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in sport management, journalism, communications or related field and at least one year of experience in the athletic media relations, library or archiving fields. The successful applicants must be enrolled in school (graduate or undergraduate) or an externship for the 2017-18 school year. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop) are required.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to Tim Williamson, Associate Director of Athletics at twilliam@fas.harvard.edu.  The anticipated start date is August 2017 with an anticipated end date of May 31, 2018, although dates are somewhat flexible.

Equipment Operations Internship (2)

The Harvard University Department of Athletics is currently accepting applications for two (2) 10-month internship in the Athletic Equipment Operation ($11/hr). The Athletic Equipment Operations Intern will report directly to the Head and Associate Athletic Equipment Managers.  He or she will be exposed to all aspects of the athletic equipment management as it pertains to all 42 varsity sports offered at Harvard. The internship will provide the individual an opportunity to learn and develop skills in areas of: order and purchase, budget; inventory control which entails a Web based student and item tracking system. The intern will manage select teams as designated by the Head Equipment Manager and also maintain daily operations within our facilities. The intern will work directly with coaches, student-athletes and administrators on a daily basis to help fulfill the needs requested. This will allow the individual to gain a greater understanding of College Athletics and Equipment Management as a whole. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and computer skills are required and must have a valid state issue driver’s license. The intern will be paid an hourly wage for up to 40 hours per week and must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary. (1) Position will work directly with the Football program as it relates to Equipment Management along with other duties assigned by the Head Equipment Manager. (2) Position will work directly with Olympic Sports programs along with other duties assigned by the Associate Equipment Manager.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, resume, and the names of three current references to Alex Ferguson, Head Equipment Manager, Harvard University, Murr Center, 65 North Harvard Street, Boston, MA 02163; afergus@fas.harvard.edu. No phone calls please. The starting date for this internship is mid July 2017 and ends mid May 2018, dates are flexible.

Events & Operations Internships (3)

The Harvard University Department of Athletics is accepting applications for three (3) 10-month internships in Athletic Events ($11/hr). The interns will report directly to the Assistant Director of Athletics overseeing events. They will be given the opportunity to learn from qualified professionals in the areas of event, facility, and personnel management. The interns will assist with logistical arrangements for all intercollegiate contests and non-intercollegiate events. They will learn to manage each facet of an intercollegiate event, from supervising game day event crews to working with visiting teams and officials. In addition, the interns will be able to assist with field and facility scheduling, payment of officials, and the coordination of intercollegiate contest contracts. The Athletic Events Interns will also gain valuable knowledge of field and facility maintenance and preparation and budgetary procedures.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, resume, and the names of three current references to Caitlyn Prandato, Assistant Director of Athletics, Harvard University, Murr Center, 65 N. Harvard Street, Boston, MA 02163 or by email to cyoung@fas.harvard.edu. The anticipated start date is approximately August 1, 2017 with an anticipated end date of May 31, 2018.

Marketing Internship (2)

The Harvard University Department of Athletics is currently accepting applications for two (2) 8-10 month internships in Athletic Marketing and Promotions ($11/hr). The intern will report directly to the Associate Athletic Director of Sales and Marketing and the Marketing Manager. Responsibilities include: assisting in the development and implementation of marketing plans; creating and executing promotions for all 42 Varsity programs, especially concentrated on football, men’s and women’s hockey, men’s and women’s basketball and men’s lacrosse; increasing attendance through group sales initiatives; in particular managing youth team programs. Day-to-day duties include, but are not limited to: updating marketing content on the website; game-day planning, writing scripts; set up/ breakdown of promotions; distribution of marketing collateral throughout the University and in the Boston area; fulfilling sponsorship commitments, building community relations, and growing database.  The individual will also be involved with marketing and working with various student groups to enhance the game day experience for all varsity sports programs. Other responsibilities include overseeing the Crimson Kids Club, supervising student assistants, and soliciting group ticket sales and program advertising sales.

A highly motivated individual is desired with excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Previous experience in promotions, marketing, and event management is highly beneficial. Proficiency in Adobe Indesign and Adobe Photoshop is required.  Familiarity with multimedia technology, such as computer and video management is preferred. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three current references to Andrew Vatistas, Marketing Manager at avatistas@fas.harvard.edu. Start and end date is flexible but anticipated start date is August 2017 with an end date of April-June 2018.

Multimedia Internship (2)

The Harvard University Department of Athletics is currently accepting applications for two (2) 10-month internship in Athletics Multimedia ($11/hr). The intern will report directly to the Director of Multimedia and Production, and assist with coverage of the university's 42-sport varsity athletics program. 

The intern will work as part of the game-day video production team, operating technical equipment to produce and broadcast the video board show and online stream during Harvard athletics events. After appropriate training, the intern will take on the role of Director/Producer at some games, with responsibility over all video and audio elements of the game, and a game-day leadership role over 10-15 game-day video production assistants. The intern will work in collaboration with the communications and marketing teams, creating broadcast timing sheets and scripts and any required pre-production material. Additionally, the intern will work on post-production video editing projects, creating original content for the GoCrimson.com website, video board shows and online streams. 

The intern will gain hands-on experience in game-day productions, non-linear video editing, graphic design and broadcast engineering. Applicants should have a background in video editing and production and should have experience with Adobe Premier and After Effects, or Apple Final Cut and Motion.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three current references to Imry Halevi, Director of Multimedia and Production, Harvard University, Murr Center 65 North Harvard Street Boston, Mass. 02163; ihalevi@fas.harvard.edu. The anticipated start date is in July 2017 with an anticipated end date of May 2018.

Recreation Internship

The Harvard University Department of Athletics is currently accepting applications for a 10-month internship in Recreation ($11/hr). The Harvard Athletics Recreation Department strives to offer diverse and comprehensive programming and facility options for recreation members.

You will have an opportunity to learn from experienced professionals in the areas of recreation, aquatics, intramural sports, club sports, and facility management. You will assist in organizing recreational programming, managing the recreation facilities and also providing facility oversight on select nights and weekends. Responsibilities also include working at the Murr Center fitness desk, providing support for the club sports and intramural programs, assisting with membership sales and inquiries, distributing mail, updating facility recreation boards, and keeping the recreation website up to date. During the internship, you have the potential to work on a project that is both departmental and University wide: you will plan, coordinate, and budget Wintersession program recreation events with the assistance. You should be highly motivated, detail-oriented and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience working in recreation, intramurals, club sports, aquatics and/or fitness is a plus. Familiarity with Google Calendar and basic web editing preferred but not required. Harvard offers variety – we have 65 club sport programs, and 33 intramural programs. We offer unique recreation programming that includes tennis, squash, sailing, rowing, golf and numerous fitness classes. We offer diverse recreation facilities, including an indoor and outdoor track, two pools, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a hockey rink, and squash courts.

Interested candidates please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three current references to Alex Carras Recreation Coordinator, at alexander_carras@fas.harvard.edu. The anticipated start date is August 2017 with anticipated end date of June 2018; dates are somewhat flexible.

Ticket Office Internship

The Harvard University Department of Athletics is currently accepting applications for one (1) 7-month internship in the Athletic Ticket Office ($11/hr). The intern will work under the direction of the Ticket Manager and Ticket Office Staff Assistants.  Primary responsibilities include ticket sales and event operations/logistics for Harvard Football, Men’s and Women’s Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Men’s Lacrosse  The intern will be exposed to affiliated departments and personnel (Marketing, Finance, Operations) to understand the different facets of the business. Additional functions would include renewals, invoices, group sales, and ticket fulfillment for season and/or individual ticket purchasers. 35 hour commitment per week.  Evening and weekend work will be required. Must be available for home games and be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program and eligible to receive academic credit for volunteer hours.

A highly motivated individual is desired with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Exceptional customer service skills are required. Previous experience in ticket sales, ticket operations, and event management is highly beneficial. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three current references to Nick Majocha, Assistant Director of Athletics, at nmajocha@fas.harvard.edu. Start and end date is flexible but anticipated start date is the beginning of August 2017 with an end date of middle March 2018.

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIPS

Volunteer Internships - Athletic Communications 

Interns will report directly to the associate director of athletic communications and will assist in the coverage of the university's 42 varsity athletics programs. Interns will produce written, video and multimedia content for the department's website, GoCrimson.com, and will gain hands-on experience using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In Design, Adobe Premier and Stat Crew. Interns will be expected to maintain regular office hours while also assisting the athletic communications staff at athletic events during their tenure. Applicants should have a desire to work in athletic communications or sports information post-graduation.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Jeffrey Weinstein at weinsteinj@fas.harvard.edu.

Opportunities are available for the fall and spring semesters, as well as January and summer breaks.

Volunteer Internships - Marketing and Promotions  

The Harvard University Department of Athletics is seeking qualified individuals to serve as temporary/part time marketing & promotions interns.  This volunteer/unpaid position will provide valuable experience in Division I sports marketing.  The sales and marketing interns will support daily office operations associated with sponsorship sales, ticket sales promotions, branding and multimedia projects. Responsibilities also include managing promotional campaigns, fulfillment of ticket orders, game-day set up/ breakdown, and execution of in-game promotions for all 42 Varsity programs, especially concentrated on football, men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's basketball and men's lacrosse.  The marketing & promotions interns are responsible for promoting Harvard Athletics on campus and in the community. He/she will report directly to the Marketing Manager.

Candidates must be professional and reliable and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. An ideal candidate should have an interest in a potential career in sports marketing, promotions, or other related field and have some knowledge or interest in college athletics. Experience in ClickEffects, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, and multimedia technology is preferred. Normal office hours and nights and weekend, 20-35 hours per week. If interested, please contact Andrew Vatistas at avatistas@fas.harvard.edu.

Volunteer Internships - Marketing, Game Day Promotions

The Harvard University Department of Athletics is seeking qualified individuals to serve as temporary/part time game-day promotional interns.  This volunteer/unpaid position will provide valuable experience in Division I sports promotions and will report directly to the Marketing Manager.  The game-day promotional interns will support the athletic marketing staff with game-day set up/ breakdown and execution of in-game and halftime promotions for all 42 Varsity programs, especially concentrated on football, men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's basketball and men's lacrosse.  The game-day promotional interns are responsible for increasing the awareness of Harvard Athletics through the distribution of marketing collateral throughout the University campus and in the Boston area.

Mostly nights and weekend hours required, 8-12 hours per week. Candidates must be professional and reliable and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. An ideal candidate should have an interest in a potential career in sports marketing, promotions, or other related field and have some knowledge or interest in college athletics. If interested, please contact Andrew Vatistas at avatistas@fas.harvard.edu.  Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program and eligible to receive academic credit for volunteer hours.

Volunteer Internships (2-3) - Ticket Office 

The Harvard University Department of Athletics Ticket Office has 2-3 fall semester unpaid internship positions available starting in September of 2016. The ticket office at Harvard sells tickets for Harvard football, hockey, basketball and lacrosse events. We offer a well-rounded internship experience that gives our intern an opportunity to learn all aspects of a working ticket office. We also offer the chance to gain work experience with other athletic department offices, such as marketing, finance and operations, if the student desires. Work hours are flexible. As our intern, you will work in the office during weekday hours and also on game days.  You will learn the financial procedures of the office, gain valuable customer service skills, learn how to run a ticket office on game day (selling walk up tickets, Will-Call tickets, how to distribute player complimentary tickets according to NCAA regulations and all other game prep procedures), and you will be fully trained in Audienceview, our ticket selling software system. Requires a 25+ hour commitment per week and must be available for home games.

If interested, please contact Nick Mello at: Harvard Athletics Ticket Office, Murr Center, 65 N. Harvard Street, Boston Ma, 02163. Or email to: nick_mello@harvard.edu

Please Note:
Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS