The Florida Panthers recently posted information on the various internship opportunities they will have for this upcoming offseason. Two of them are particularly relevant to the area of sports PR: media relations and communications internships. For more information or to apply, you can check out this website.
Media Relations Intern:
HOURS REQUIRED: 30 hours +/- Game Days
QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS: Self-starter, career orientated professional. Proficient written, oral and computer skills. Internet research. Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays when necessary. Communications background is preferred. Sufficient knowledge of the NHL and its Players.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Compile up to date statistics on junior and minor league prospects. Organize, write and distribute game notes and press releases. Setup media press room and press box for all home games. Respond to requests concerning media guide, game programs, player pictures and slides. General office duties.
HOURS REQUIRED: 30 – 40 hours per week.
QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS: Interns with a background in Journalism, English or Communications are preferred. Practical journalism experience including working for a college newspaper and having clips is a plus.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Intern will be given the same opportunities of all staff member for SSE’s group of monthly sports magazines in South Florida, Central Florida and beyond. Intern will have opportunity to write monthly features, interviews and smaller articles on everything from the NBA, NHL, MLB and NFL to college and amateur sports. Intern will also be heavily involved in the monthly publishing process including ideation, editing and more.