I was just passed along this internship description, but the application is due tomorrow (Friday) so you would need to get on it right now if you’re interested. But since it was such a great opportunity, I wanted to pass it along to my readers. You can read more about the Octagon Experience at this website.
The Athletes & Personalities division’s Octagon Experience is a 10-week undergraduate summer internship program at various Octagon offices in the U.S. It introduces students to the world of sports and entertainment marketing in many different capacities. The Octagon Experience is a full-time, fully involved, learning by doing internship program for the passionate, creative and focused individual pursuing a career in the world of sports and entertainment marketing. Octagon seeks talented and driven applicants to fill internship positions in the athletes & personalities division, assisting in a wide range of projects and activities. The program is limited in size to maximize industry exposure for each participant, providing for a unique summer work experience. In order to be considered for the unpaid internship, students must be able to receive academic credit. Additional internship opportunities are available throughout the year in Athletes & Personalities division offices throughout the U.S.
In 2009, the Octagon Experience will take place from June 1 to August 7, 2009 and we will offer internship positions at the following locations:
Los Angeles, CA
McLean, VA (Headquarters)
New York, NY
San Diego, CA
At Octagon, we thrive on excellence, creativity, and innovation. We are looking for out-of-the box thinkers ready to learn and willing to work hard to help us across many different areas within the marketing division. If you think you’re up for the challenge, we encourage you to apply for the Octagon Experience. Applications and resumes must be received at the Octagon offices in McLean, VA no later than February 27, 2009. For consideration, please submit the following:
• Resume including GPA
• Application project: Tell us about yourself and why you would like to be part of the Octagon Experience through the format of your choice. Be creative and have fun!
Each application will be reviewed by the Octagon Experience Selection Committee. The top thirty candidates as determined by the committee will be notified by March 4, 2009 and invited to participate in the final round of interviews on March 27, 2009 at Octagon’s office in McLean, VA. The interviews will coincide with the 6th Annual SEME East 2009 Sports Career Conference (www.seme-now.com) held on March 27th and 28th at George Washington University in DC. The candidates chosen by the selection committee to participate in the Octagon Experience will be notified by April 4, 2009. Candidates will be responsible for their own expenses throughout the interview process.
Please submit your résumé and application via hard copy or email to:
The Octagon Experience
Attn: OE Coordinator
1751 Pinnacle Drive, Suite 1500
McLean VA 22102
or email to email@example.com
When sending via email, please make sure to include the title and location of the internship you are applying for in the SUBJECT area of you email: i.e., Subject: Octagon Experience-Los Angeles, CA.