The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is seeking candidates to fill its Communications/Public Relations internship position for the 2017-2018 college football season. The internship program period begins June 15, 2017 and concludes February 15, 2018. Each position pays a stipend of $1,800.00 per month. Please note that housing is not provided by the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
This year’s internship class will help plan and execute two Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games featuring the University of Alabama vs. Florida State University and the University of Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech. Interns will also play a vital role in the planning and execution of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Interns will also assist with other Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl events and initiatives during their term. Interns are assigned to a specific concentration area but are expected to provide support to all areas of the company’s business in a direct, supporting or administrative role. Qualified applicants should be team first, sports-minded, self-motivators who are willing to accept the long hours and hard work required to succeed in the sports industry. Additionally, qualified applicants should be committed to pursuing a career in the business of athletics.
Interested candidates can apply by submitting their cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates applying for the Communications role are required to submit three writing samples in addition to a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references. Ideal examples of content to submit would be press releases, feature stories or similar professional writings.
Candidate cover letters should fully respond to the following questions/requests:
Please clearly indicate which concentration area you are interested in obtaining.
Please indicate if you will have any academic obligations (classes, projects, etc.) during the internship period of June 15, 2017 through February 15, 2018
How does your prior work experience and skill set specifically make you the ideal candidate for an internship with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl?
All required documents must be received by March 9, 2017. Applicant submissions without all of the required documentation will not be considered for the program. Applicant submissions not received by March 9, 2017 will not be considered for the program.
The cover letter, resume, contact information for references, and all other application materials should be in ONE file.
Candidates should not contact the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl office for initial status updates. Candidate evaluation consists of a resume evaluation period, teleconference interview period and a final in-person interview period. Final selection of candidates is targeted for May 5, 2017. Please note that the final selection date could be extended as evaluations are conducted.
PRIMARY POSITION ROLE: Responsible for assisting with day to day projects and initiatives in support of PBI’s communications, messaging and branding goals. Position will contribute to specific aspects of the organization’s public relations and media operations efforts, while also assisting in other areas.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain and manage Bowl media lists and update as necessary
Collect and sort all incoming clips
Input clip / messaging data into PR database/Produce Clip Books
Coordinate production of game program, media guide and additional collateral materials.
Assist with content development for all print projects Media Relations
Write, edit and proof news releases/media alerts
Assist in developing story angles and media outreach
Book/coordinate media interviews
Management / production of Bowl press kits
Respond to media inquiries
Assist with fulfillment and distribution of media credentials/parking passes
Assist with the creation and execution of the media operations timelines
Assist in Bowl Week media operations, including media hotel operations, press conferences, media transportation, etc.
Assist in set up of press box
Operate Media Will Call
Enforce/monitor field level policies
Assist with post-game press conference/procedures
Assist with management of media operations volunteers
Hall of Fame
Research and collect data on current inductee class
Assist with travel coordination and local transportation
Assist with on-site hospitality
Research potential inductees
Research as needed
Maintenance of PR Division operations manual
Scheduling of photographers and creation of shot charts
Scheduling of PR team meetings
Assist with tickets sales calls as needed
Assist other interns as needed (Staff College Corner, volunteer events, Board meetings, etc.)
Assist with Play It Smart Program
Assist with Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge Preparation
Assist with Dodd Trophy initiatives
Monitor/update game record books
*Responsibilities are subject to change
STAFF SUPERVISION: Vice President of Communications and the Communications Manager
Must be able to commit to working a minimum of 40 hours per week at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl office in Atlanta, GA. Interns are expected to work from the Bowl offices Monday through Friday, working from remote locations is not an option of the program. Work will be required after normal business hours, on holidays and weekends.
Should possess or be working towards an undergraduate degree. A post graduate/master’s degree in an applicable field (Sport Management, Sport Administration, Marketing, Communications, MBA, etc.) is not required but highly preferred.
Must be able to handle pressure and take initiative.
Must have high attention to detail, and the ability to organize and complete a diverse set of tasks in a timely manner.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other applicable computer programs.
PREFERENCES FOR AN IDEAL CANDIDATE:
Previous communications experience in the sports industry
Strong writing skills and proficiency in AP Style
Media operations/event planning experience, particularly related to a major sporting event
Experience working with media
Strong attention to detail and research skills around game statistics, record monitoring, etc.
The ability to work well individually and as a team member in a fast-paced and evolving work environment.
Display a willingness to learn and complete tasks regardless of their nature.
Working knowledge of college football and the College Football Playoff.
Peach Bowl, Inc. operates the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and one of New Year’s Six Bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff. In 2014-15, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl hosted top nationally ranked teams as assigned by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. In 2016, the Bowl hosted its first College Football Playoff Semifinal (#1 Alabama vs.... #4 Washington). The Bowl has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 53 percent (26 of 49) of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. Peach Bowl, Inc. has disbursed $161 million in team payouts over its 49-year history and has increased team payout every year since 1996. The Bowl also leads all other bowl game organizations in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $21 million to organizations in need since 2002. Peach Bowl, Inc. also owns and manages the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament and The Dodd Trophy national coach of the year award. For more information, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com or follow us on Twitter at @CFAPeachBowl and find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/ChickfilAPeachBowl.