Employment Opportunities

GENERAL INFORMATION

All regular, full-time positions (coach and administrative staff) are posted at https://hr.harvard.edu/jobs

We also run an internship program with opportunities in the following areas: Athletic Communications; Equipment; Events & Operations; Marketing; Multimedia; Recreation; and the Ticket Office.  Internships usually run for about 10 months, starting in late July or early August.  Interns work full-time and are paid, with evening and weekend work required. 

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2019 - 20 HARVARD ATHLETICS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Athletics Department offers paid and volunteer internship opportunities in the following areas: Athletic Communications; Equipment; Events & Operations; Marketing; Multimedia; Recreation; and the Ticket Office.  Interns play an important role in helping us run our department.  Our philosophy is to provide interns with hands-on experience that shows them what goes into running a Division I Athletics program.  We also run an Intern Development Program, consisting of informal monthly breakfast or lunch meetings with athletics administrators and coaches, so you can get practical insights into careers in sports management and build your network.
 

SCHEDULE:  Start dates will typically be in late July or early August 2019.  We ask that you commit to working for 10 months.  You will generally work 40 hours per week unless otherwise noted – if you work more than 40 hours per week, you will be paid overtime.  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 $12 per hour; volunteer internships are not paid.  Harvard offers unique variety – we have 42 varsity sports as well as extensive recreational and club programs. The Athletics Department has team spirit and fun activities. The Intern Development Program will help you get your career in sports management off to a good start by exposing you to all aspects of running a large DI program.  We have a great location: Cambridge is a multi-cultural city with exceptional diversity, and Boston is the undisputed hub of college and university life.  You will also 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 or certificate-granting program with an accredited college or university that will grant  you academic credit for your internship (no particular amount of credit needed).  Please do not apply if you cannot meet this requirement.    

HOW TO APPLY:  Please see below for position descriptions, specific requirements and application information. 

Athletic Communications Internships (4)

Athletic Communications seeks four 10-month interns.  The interns will report directly to the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications. The interns will assist 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 Athletics department 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 features and highlight content for Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and GoCrimson.com.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (attained or in progress) in sport management, journalism, communications or related field.  One year of experience in the athletic media relations field preferred.  The successful applicants must be enrolled in school (graduate or undergraduate) or an externship for the 2019-20 school year. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop) and StatCrew statistical software strongly preferred.  Experience with Adobe Premiere and PrestoSports a plus.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to Jeff Weinstein, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications, at weinsteinj@fas.harvard.edu.  The anticipated start date is August 2019 with an anticipated end date of May 31, 2020, although dates are somewhat flexible.

Athletic Communications Historical Research Internship (1)

Athletic Communications seeks one 10-month intern to assist in conducting research for our Hall of History digital display and other photo and archive projects.  The intern will report directly to the Associate Director of Athletics.

The successful candidate will help preserve 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 (attained or in progress) in sport management, journalism, communications or related field.  One year of experience in athletic media relations, library or archiving fields preferred. The successful applicant must be enrolled in school (graduate or undergraduate) or an externship for the 2019-20 school year. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop) is 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 2019 with an anticipated end date of May 31, 2020, although dates are somewhat flexible.

Equipment Operations Internship (2)

The Equipment department seeks two 10-month interns.  You will report directly to the Head and Associate Athletic Equipment Managers.  You will be exposed to all aspects of managing the day-to-day equipment function for our 42 Varsity sports.  You will learn how to order and purchase athletic equipment; manage an equipment budget; and control inventory.  You will support a select group of teams, working directly with coaches, student-athletes and athletics administrators. 

You should have strong organizational, interpersonal, and computer skills as well as a valid driver’s license.  Evening and weekend work will be required.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, 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 or afergus@fas.harvard.edu.  This internships start in mid-July 2019 and end mid-May 2020. 

Events & Operations Internships (3)

Events & Operations seeks three 10-month interns.  You will report directly to the Assistant Director of Athletics overseeing events.  You’ll learn event, facility, and personnel management. You will assist with all logistical arrangements for intercollegiate contests, including supervising game-day crews and working with visiting teams and officials.   You’ll assist with field and facility scheduling, payment of officials, and coordinating intercollegiate contest contracts.  You’ll also help us run non-athletic events.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, 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, 2019 with an anticipated end date of May 31, 2020.

Marketing Internships (2)

Marketing and Promotions seeks two 8-10 month interns to support marketing initiatives for 42 Varsity teams, including ticket sales efforts for 7 sports (Football, Men’s & Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s & Women’s Basketball, and Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse.)  Interns will report directly to the Assistant Director of Marketing. Day-to-day duties include implementing marketing plans; writing scripts; setting up and breaking down promotions; creating and distributing marketing materials; updating GoCrimson.com; posting social media content and fulfilling sponsorship obligations. You will also assist with the Student Rewards Program, Chief Marketing Officer Student-Athlete Program and other duties as assigned.

A highly organized individual is desired with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Previous experience in promotions, marketing, and business are highly beneficial. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) is preferred. The successful applicants must be enrolled in school (graduate or undergraduate) for the 2019-20 school year.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three current references to Katherine Peters at kpeters@fas.harvard.edu.  Start and end dates are flexible; anticipated start date is August 2019 with an end date of May 2020. 

Graphic Design Internship (1)

Marketing seeks one 8-10 month graphic design intern to support marketing initiatives for 42 Varsity teams, including ticket sales efforts for 7 sports (Football, Men’s & Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s & Women’s Basketball, and Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse.)  Day to day duties include creating print collateral (posters, advertisements, special event flyers), digital marketing (social media, emails, website), presentations and special projects.

A highly organized and detail-oriented individual with the ability to multi-task under deadlines is desired. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop) and Microsoft Office is required. Experience with video editing is beneficial.  The successful applicants must be enrolled in school (graduate or undergraduate) for the 2019-20 school year.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three current references to Katherine Peters at kpeters@fas.harvard.edu.  Start and end dates are flexible; anticipated start date is August 2019 with an end date of May 2020. 

Multimedia Internships (3)

Multimedia, a part of Athletic Communications, seeks two or three interns.  Interns will report directly to the Director of Multimedia and Production and assist with coverage of all Varsity sports.   

You will work as part of the game-day video production team, operating technical equipment to produce and broadcast video board shows, and manage online streaming during Harvard athletics events.  After appropriate training, you will take on the role of Director/Producer at some games, with responsibility over all video and audio elements of the game, and leading 10-15 game-day video production assistants.  You will work in collaboration with the Athletic Communications and Marketing teams, creating broadcast timing sheets and scripts and any required pre-production material.  Additionally, you’ll work on post-production video editing projects, creating original content for the GoCrimson.com website, video board shows and online streams. 

Interns 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 or ihalevi@fas.harvard.edu.  The anticipated start date is in July 2019 with an anticipated end date of May 2020.

Recreation Internships (2)

Recreation seeks two 10-month interns.  Our Recreation program offers great variety for the entire University community – we have 65 club sport programs, 33 intramural programs, and programs for tennis, squash, sailing, rowing, golf and fitness.  Our facilities include an indoor and outdoor track, two pools, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a hockey rink, squash courts, and two fitness centers. 

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 may work on a key University-wide project, which is the planning and implementation of Wintersession recreation events. 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. 

The anticipated start date is July 2019 with an anticipated end date of May 2020; dates are somewhat flexible.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three current references to Alex Carras, Recreation and Club Sport Coordinator, at alexander_carras@fas.harvard.edu.

Ticket Sales & Operations Internship (1)

The Ticket Office seeks one 10-month intern who will report to the Director of Business Development and Ticket Operations Associates.  Primary responsibilities include ticket sales and event operations for Harvard’s 7 revenue-generating sports, helping to develop and execute effective sales and outreach strategies, analyzing market data, and graphic design. 

You will interact with various other departments and administrators including but not limited to; Athletics Communications, Finance, Marketing and Operations.  Additional job duties include season ticket renewals, group sales, financial reconciliation/reporting, marketing and promotional outreach and lead generation.

This internship requires a 35-hour commitment per week, which includes evening and weekend work.  You must be available for home games of all 7 ticketed sports: Football, Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Men’s & Women’s Ice Hockey, and Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse.

Applicants should be highly motivated and be able to work independently while displaying outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. Exceptional customer service skills are also required.  Previous experience in marketing analytics, content design, ticket sales, ticket operations and event management are highly beneficial.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to Nick Mello at nick_mello@harvard.edu and Jeffrey Botwick at jbotwick@fas.harvard.edu.  

Specific start and end dates are flexible.

 

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIPS

NOTE: You will need to demonstrate that you are receiving academic credit for your volunteer time. 

Athletic Communications 

You will assist in media coverage for our 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.  Opportunities are available for the fall and spring semesters, as well as January and summer breaks.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Amanda Ferrill, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications, at amanda_ferrill@fas.harvard.edu.      

Marketing 

Marketing seeks volunteer interns to support marketing initiatives for 42 Varsity teams, including ticket sales efforts for 7 sports (Football, Men’s & Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s & Women’s Basketball, and Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse.)  Day-to-day duties include assisting the department with marketing outreach, distributing collateral, community outreach, and assisting with social media content.

You should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills. Exceptional customer service skills are required.  An interest in pursuing a career in sports marketing, promotions, or a related field is beneficial. This volunteer/unpaid position will provide valuable experience in Division I sports marketing.

Your work schedule will primarily be in the office during the week with occasional help on game days. The successful applicants must be enrolled in school (graduate or undergraduate) for the 2019-20 school year and be able to receive course credit for the internship.  Interested candidates should contact Katherine Peters at kpeters@fas.harvard.edu.

Game Day Interns  - Marketing

Marketing seeks interns to assist with game day responsibilities. You will support marketing initiatives, ticket sales efforts and sponsorship fulfillment at various home events. Game day duties include coordinating promotions, assisting with marketing outreach and distributing collateral materials.

You should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills. Exceptional customer service skills are required.  An interest in pursuing a career in sports marketing, promotions, or a related field is beneficial. This volunteer/unpaid position will provide valuable experience in Division 1 sports marketing.

Your work schedule will primarily be on nights and weekends for about 8 – 12 hours per week for the semester. The successful applicants must be enrolled in school (graduate or undergraduate) for the 2019-20 school year and be able to receive course credit for the internship. Interested candidates should contact Katherine Peters at kpeters@fas.harvard.edu.

 

Ticket Office 

The Ticket Office has 2-3 Fall semester unpaid internship positions available starting in August 2019.  The Ticket Office at Harvard sells tickets for Harvard Football, Men’s & Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s & Women’s Basketball and Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse.  We offer a well-rounded internship experience that gives our intern an opportunity to learn all aspects of running an athletics ticket office.  You will 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.  We also offer the chance to gain work experience with other athletic department offices, such as Marketing, Finance and Operations, if you desire.  

You will work some weekday hours and also on game days, and your work hours may be flexible.  We ask for a 25-hour weekly commitment as well as availability for home games for ticketed sports. 

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

 

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