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Internships in Raleigh

The mission of the Greater Raleigh Sports Council is to foster a healthy economic environment by promoting the region as a leading site for sporting events involving youth, collegiate, amateur, and professional sports competitions. The Greater Raleigh Sports Council is a private not-for-profit membership-based organization.
Internships with the Sports Council are a great way to earn college academic credit as well as a wide variety of experience in the sports management field. Internships are unpaid, but interns have the opportunity to network with high-profile individuals in the community and attend a variety of sports-related activities and events. Preference is given to current students, but recent graduates may also apply. Out-of-state candidates are welcome; no housing is offered.
Interns are expected to work a minimum of eight hours a week, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

To apply, submit resume with a cover letter and references to The Sports Council, Greater Raleigh Sports Council, PO Box 2978, Raleigh, NC 27602 or email the information to No phone calls please.

The following is just a small portion of what interns are responsible for at the Greater Raleigh Sports Council:

• Assist with promotional activities and event management for special events.
• Assist with program development including securing donations, organizing volunteers, set-up, tear down at events, picking up garbage and setting out product during races, and running errands.
• Work Sports Council events on- and off-site.
• Assist with the upkeep of the organization’s website, online registration, and answering online registration questions.
• Assist in developing proposals to corporate sponsors, contributors, etc.
• Assist in marketing strategies regarding membership services and solicitation.
• Help organize membership benefit events.
• Perform administrative duties such as retrieving incoming telephone calls, correspondence, assist with the preparation for board meetings, and direct mail coordination.
• Attend board meetings, staff meetings, and meetings for specific events.
Interns will be able to develop ideas, follow through on program initiatives, deal effectively with the public, and have a thorough knowledge and understanding of sports. Experience with desktop publishing programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign, Photoshop) is desirable. Some events involve heavy lifting and nontraditional work hours.

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