Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers wants YOU (A PARKIE!) as an intern this year!

I'm always talking about how great our alumni are....

....and how many opportunities you have simply because you ARE a Parkie.

Here's a GREAT example:

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- owned by one of our alum -- has established an internship specifically for our students. Meaning you.

There are two of them every year: one in the summer, and one in the fall (during the football season!). Interns will need to relocate to Tampa (obviously -- and we can help figure that out if you apply and are selected), and will work full-time in the team's Public Relations department.

Here are the details, straight from the Buccaneers:

2009 Internship Program Overview and Timelines – Public Relations

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization works collaboratively with colleges to offer internships to highly motivated and committed students who wish to build upon their college education with practical work experience in the fast-paced, results driven world of the National Football League.

The internship program is a comprehensive and flexible strategy of applied learning incorporated into the college curriculum to enable the student to define, evaluate and achieve career-related objectives. This learning is based upon supervised work experiences in departments throughout the organization.

The internship program offers students opportunities for personal, technical and professional development and practical, “hands on” experience working under the guidance of our department heads. Students learn technical skills, knowledge and behaviors critical to successful performance on the job. Interns also have the opportunity to work and network with industry professionals and local business leaders.

Specific objectives for each intern are established by closely examining the intern’s background, selecting those areas of professional development that need greater emphasis, and working collaboratively with the intern to establish training objectives that will integrate, supplement and enhance the student’s academic program.

We accept candidates from all major areas of study for internships; however, we attempt to match appropriate majors with the department offering the internship. Candidates must be current college students and must receive academic credit for the internship. Candidates must have housing available in the Tampa area and must be willing to work long and flexible hours including work weeks, Buccaneers home football games and Buccaneers events.

The public relations intern will act as a liaison between local, national and international media and members of the organization. Responsibilities include conducting daily content analysis of the organization among local and national media sources, coordinating post-practice interviews, organizing weekly information to media containing game day information, player features, media guides and weekly release books. Assists with content for weekly notes, game day program and transcription of press conferences. Also serves as liaison to NFL Network and works with game day staff for all home games.

Week 1
• Staff Introductions
• Organizational and departmental policies and procedures
• Facility Tour
• Stadium Tour
• Clip/Player File Training
• Player/Coach Introductions

Week 2
• Begin to develop notes for weekly release
• General Intern Duties (Prepare Press Clips, Maintain Player Files, Facilitate Player/Coach Interview Requests, Shoot BRoll and send to NFL Network)

Week 3
• Assist with media opportunities at organized team activity sessions
• General Intern Duties

Week 5
• Work on media guide for upcoming season
• General Intern Duties

Week 6
• Work on yearbook for upcoming season
• General Intern Duties

Week 7
• Assist with media opportunities at team mini-camp
• General Intern Duties

Week 8
• Help prepare training camp release
• General Intern Duties

Week 9
• Develop story ideas for game day program for upcoming season
• General Intern Duties

Week 10
• Organize NFL team media guides as they arrive at facility
• General Intern Duties

Students can apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to the dean's office through April Johanns, External Relations Coordinator, 379 Park Hall or ajohanns@ithaca.edu.

Finalists for the position will be required to interview in person in Tampa, FL.

Cool, huh?


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