Peach Bowl, Inc. is seeking candidates to fill its Communications/PR Internship position for the 2020-2021 college football season.
The internship program period begins June 15, 2020 and concludes Feb. 12, 2021. This position pays a stipend of $2,000.00 per month. Please note that housing is not provided by Peach Bowl, Inc.
This year’s internship class will help plan and execute three Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games featuring West Virginia vs. Florida State, Georgia vs. Virginia and Auburn vs. North Carolina, in addition to playing a vital role in the planning and execution of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
Interns will also assist with other Peach Bowl, Inc. 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.
APPLICANT GUIDELINES interested candidates can apply by submitting their COVER LETTER, RESUME, and contact information for THREE REFERENCES to Internships@cfabowl.com.
The cover letter, resume, contact information for references, and all other application materials should be in ONE file.
All required documents must be received by March 2, 2020.
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, 2020 through February 12, 2021.
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? Applicant submissions without all of the required documentation will not be considered for the program.
Candidates should not contact the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl office for initial status updates.
Our hiring process consists of a resume evaluation period, teleconference interview period, and a final in-person interview period.
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:
I. Media Lists
Maintain and manage Bowl media lists and update as necessary
II. Press Clips
Collect and sort all incoming clips
Input clip / messaging data into PR database/Produce Clip Books
III. Collateral Production Coordinate production of:
Additional collateral materials
Assist with content development for all print projects
IV. Media Relations
Write, edit and proof news releases/media alerts
Assist in developing story angles and media outreach
Book/coordinate media interviews
Respond to media inquiries
V. Media Operations
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.
Update the official Bowl media app
Game day Assist in set up of press box Operate Media Will Call Enforce/monitor field level policies Assist with postgame press conference/procedures Assist with management of media operations volunteers
VI. Hall of Fame
Research and collect data on current inductee class
Research potential inductees
VII. Other Research as needed
Maintenance of PR operation manuals
Scheduling of photographers and creation of shot charts
Scheduling of PR team meetings and updating agendas
Assist other interns as needed (Staff College Corner, volunteer events, Board meetings, etc.)
Assist with Play It Smart and Endowed Scholarship programs
Assist with Dodd Trophy initiatives including drafting releases and creating profiles for all Dodd Trophy Finalists
Monitor/update game record books and game stories
Assist with compiling game notes on matchups
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 Peach Bowl, Inc. office in Atlanta. 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 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.
Other requirements as specified in role descriptions.
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. is the 501(c)3 organization that owns and operates the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament, manages day-to-day operations of The Dodd Trophy, and was the original recruiter and founding sponsor of the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. PBI was originally founded by the Georgia Lion’s Club in 1967 and hosted its first NCAA-sanctioned Peach Bowl game in Atlanta in 1968. For more information, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com or follow us on Twitter at @CFAPeachBowl and find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/ChickfilAPeachBowl.