ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

Employment Opportunities

GENERAL INFORMATION

All regular, full-time positions (coach and administrative staff) are posted at https://hr.harvard.edu/jobs

We also run an internship program with opportunities in the following areas: Athletic Communications; Equipment; Events & Operations; Marketing; Multimedia; Recreation; and the Ticket Office.  Internships usually run for about 10 months, starting in late July or early August.  Interns work full-time and are paid, with evening and weekend work required. 

2018 - 19 HARVARD ATHLETICS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Athletics Department offers paid and volunteer internship opportunities in the following areas: Athletic Communications; Equipment; Events & Operations; Marketing; Multimedia; Recreation; and the Ticket Office.  Interns play an important role in helping us run our department.  Our philosophy is to provide interns with hands-on experience that shows them what goes into running a Division I Athletics program.  We also run an Intern Development Program, consisting of informal monthly breakfast or lunch meetings with athletics administrators and coaches, so you can get practical insights into careers in sports management and build your network.  Here’s what some of our interns say about us:
 
SCHEDULE:
  Start dates will typically be in late July or early August 2018.  We ask that you commit to working for 10 months.  You will generally work 40 hours per week unless otherwise noted – if you work more than 40 hours per week, you will be paid overtime.  Evening and weekend work will be required.  Your schedule may vary to accommodate evening and weekend work.   There may be times when you will work in extreme weather conditions (heat, cold, rain). 

WHAT WE OFFER:  Paid interns are compensated at $11 per hour; volunteer internships are not paid.  Harvard offers great variety – we have 42 varsity programs and a numbers of junior varsity programs. The Athletics Department has team spirit and fun activities. The Intern Development Program will help you get your career in sports management off to a good start.  We have a great work location for college athletics: Cambridge is a multi-cultural city with exceptional diversity, and Boston is the undisputed hub of college and university life.  You will also get free use of our athletic facilities, including our Olympic-sized pool; fitness center; and indoor tennis courts. 

SPECIAL NOTE:  You MUST be enrolled in a degree-granting program with an accredited college or university that requires an internship as part of the degree process. Please do not apply if you cannot meet this requirement.    

HOW TO APPLY:  Please see below for position descriptions, specific requirements and application information.  Due to the volume of resumes received, we regret that we may be unable to respond personally to those candidates not selected for an interview.

Athletic Communications Internships (2)

Athletic Communications seeks two 10-month interns.  The interns will report directly to the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications. The interns will assist the Assistant Director of Athletic Communication and the Athletic Communications office with coverage of the University's 42-sport varsity athletics program.

The successful candidates will work directly with selected teams to effectively promote and publicize the Athletics department through campus, local and national media outlets, as well as through the GoCrimson.com website and social media avenues. The interns will also serve as writers and editors for the department's website as well as for game programs and other printed pieces. They will gain hands-on experience at a number of athletic events. The successful candidates will also produce video features and highlight content for Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and GoCrimson.com.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (attained or in progress) in sport management, journalism, communications or related field.  One year of experience in the athletic media relations field preferred.  The successful applicants must be enrolled in school (graduate or undergraduate) or an externship for the 2018-19 school year. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop) and StatCrew statistical software strongly preferred.  Experience with Adobe Premiere and PrestoSports a plus.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to Zach Reynolds, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications, at zreynolds@fas.harvard.edu.  The anticipated start date is August 2018 with an anticipated end date of May 31, 2019, although dates are somewhat flexible.

Athletic Communications Historical Research Internship (1)

Athletic Communications seeks one 10-month intern to assist in conducting research for our Hall of History digital display and other photo and archive projects.  The intern will report directly to the Associate Director of Athletic Communications.

The successful candidate will help preserve our rich athletic history through updating historical content for the Hall of History digital display and our website, digitizing photos, fact checking and maintaining our archives. The Hall of History digital display showcases our more than 150 years of athletic history, and this internship will assist directly with updating and developing content for this project. The intern will also handle historical research projects as they arise and work with our staff in updating content for our current student-athletes on our photo servers. Harvard has 42 varsity programs, the most in Division I Athletics, and we want to preserve our strong athletic tradition through these archival projects.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (attained or in progress) in sport management, journalism, communications or related field.  One year of experience in athletic media relations, library or archiving fields preferred. The successful applicant must be enrolled in school (graduate or undergraduate) or an externship for the 2018-19 school year. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop) is required.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to Zach Reynolds, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications, at zreynolds@fas.harvard.edu.  The anticipated start date is August 2018 with an anticipated end date of May 31, 2019, although dates are somewhat flexible.

Equipment Operations Internship (2)

The Equipment department seeks two 10-month interns.  You will report directly to the Head and Associate Athletic Equipment Managers.  You will be exposed to all aspects of managing the day-to-day equipment function for our 42 Varsity sports.  You will learn how to order and purchase athletic equipment; manage an equipment budget; and control inventory.  You will support a select group of teams, working directly with coaches, student-athletes and athletics administrators. 

You should have strong organizational, interpersonal, and computer skills as well as a valid driver’s license.  Evening and weekend work will be required.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three current references to Alex Ferguson, Head Equipment Manager, Harvard University, Murr Center, 65 North Harvard Street, Boston, MA 02163 or afergus@fas.harvard.edu.  This internships start in mid-July 2018 and end mid-May 2019. 

Events & Operations Internships (3)

Events & Operations seeks three 10-month interns.  You will report directly to the Assistant Director of Athletics overseeing events.  You’ll learn event, facility, and personnel management. You will assist with all logistical arrangements for intercollegiate contests, including supervising game-day crews and working with visiting teams and officials.   You’ll assist with field and facility scheduling, payment of officials, and coordinating intercollegiate contest contracts.  You’ll also help us run non-athletic events.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three current references to Caitlyn Prandato, Assistant Director of Athletics, Harvard University, Murr Center, 65 N. Harvard Street, Boston, MA 02163 or by email to cyoung@fas.harvard.edu.  The anticipated start date is approximately August 1, 2018 with an anticipated end date of May 31, 2019.

Marketing Internship (2)

Marketing and Promotions seeks two 8-10 month internships.  Interns will report directly to the Associate Athletic Director of Sales and Marketing and the Marketing Manager. Responsibilities include assisting in the development and implementation of marketing plans, and creating and executing promotions for all 42 Varsity programs, especially Football, Men’s & Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s & Women’s Basketball, and Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse.  Day-to-day duties include game-day planning; writing scripts; set-up and break down of promotions; creation and distribution of marketing materials; building community relations; updating the GoCrimson.com website; and creating social media content.  You will also help run the Student Rewards Program and the Chief Marketing Officer student-athlete initiative, which are designed to increase student attendance at competitions and enhance the game-day experience for all Varsity sports.   

The ideal candidates have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Previous experience in promotions, marketing, and event management is highly beneficial. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop) is preferred.  Familiarity with multimedia technology, such as computer and video management, is preferred. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three current references to Shaun Dawson, Assistant Director of Marketing at shaundawson@fas.harvard.edu.  Start and end dates are flexible, but the anticipated start date is August 2018 with an end date of April-June 2019.

Multimedia Internship (2-3)

Multimedia, a part of Athletic Communications, seeks two or three interns.  Interns will report directly to the Director of Multimedia and Production and assist with coverage of all Varsity sports.   

You will work as part of the game-day video production team, operating technical equipment to produce and broadcast video board shows, and manage online streaming during Harvard athletics events.  After appropriate training, you will take on the role of Director/Producer at some games, with responsibility over all video and audio elements of the game, and leading 10-15 game-day video production assistants.  You will work in collaboration with the Athletic Communications and Marketing teams, creating broadcast timing sheets and scripts and any required pre-production material.  Additionally, you’ll work on post-production video editing projects, creating original content for the GoCrimson.com website, video board shows and online streams. 

Interns will gain hands-on experience in game-day productions, non-linear video editing, graphic design and broadcast engineering. Applicants should have a background in video editing and production and should have experience with Adobe Premier and After Effects, or Apple Final Cut and Motion.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three current references to Imry Halevi, Director of Multimedia and Production, Harvard University, Murr Center 65 North Harvard Street Boston, Mass. 02163 or ihalevi@fas.harvard.edu.  The anticipated start date is in July 2018 with an anticipated end date of May 2019.

Recreation Internship (2)

Recreation seeks two 10-month interns.  Our Recreation program offers great variety for the entire University community – we have 65 club sport programs, 33 intramural programs, and programs for tennis, squash, sailing, rowing, golf and fitness.  Our facilities include an indoor and outdoor track, two pools, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a hockey rink, squash courts, and two fitness centers. 

You will have an opportunity to learn from experienced professionals in the areas of recreation, aquatics, intramural sports, club sports, and facility management. You will assist in organizing recreational programming, managing the recreation facilities and also providing facility oversight on select nights and weekends. Responsibilities also include working at the Murr Center fitness desk, providing support for the club sports and intramural programs, assisting with membership sales and inquiries, distributing mail, updating facility recreation boards, and keeping the recreation website up to date. During the internship, you may work on a key University-wide project, which is the planning and implementation of Wintersession recreation events. You should be highly motivated, detail-oriented and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience working in recreation, intramurals, club sports, aquatics and/or fitness is a plus. Familiarity with Google Calendar and basic web editing preferred. 

The anticipated start date is August 2018 with an anticipated end date of June 2019; dates are somewhat flexible.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three current references to Alex Carras, Recreation and Club Sport Coordinator, at alexander_carras@fas.harvard.edu.

Ticket Office Internship (1)

The Ticket Office seeks one 8-9 month intern.  You will work under the direction of the Ticket Manager and Ticket Office Staff Assistants.  Primary responsibilities include ticket sales and event operations/logistics for Harvard Football, Men’s & Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s & Women’s Basketball, and Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse.  You will interact with various other departments and Athletics administrators (Marketing, Finance, Operations).  Additional job duties include season ticket renewals, processing invoices, group sales, and ticket fulfillment for season and/or individual ticket purchasers, creating marketing emails, and lead generation. 

This internship requires a 35-hour commitment per week as well as evening and weekend work.  You must be available for home games of all ticketed sports. 

You should be highly motivated and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Exceptional customer service skills are also required.  Previous experience in ticket sales, ticket operations, and event management is highly beneficial. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three current references to Nick Mello, Ticket Operations Associate, at nick_mello@harvard.edu.  Specific start and end dates are flexible, but we anticipate that your start date will be around the beginning of July 2018 with an end date of mid-March 2019.

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIPS

NOTE: You will need to demonstrate that you are receiving academic credit for your volunteer time. 

Athletic Communications 

You will assist in media coverage for our 42 Varsity athletics programs.  Interns will produce written, video and multimedia content for the department's website, GoCrimson.com, and will gain hands-on experience using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In Design, Adobe Premier and Stat Crew. Interns will be expected to maintain regular office hours while also assisting the athletic communications staff at athletic events during their tenure. Applicants should have a desire to work in athletic communications or sports information post-graduation.  Opportunities are available for the fall and spring semesters, as well as January and summer breaks.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Jeff Weinstein, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications, at weinsteinj@fas.harvard.edu

Graphic Designer – Marketing 

You will create graphics to use for marketing collateral for all 42 Varsity programs – print (posters, pocket schedule cards, student rewards flyers, etc.), digital (social media, email website) and in-game visuals that accurately reflect Athletics’ message.  You will also research and develop new approaches and designs to communicate ideas to our stakeholders.  You will report to the Assistant Director of Marketing. 

You should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills; proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop); and familiarity with multimedia technology, including emerging technologies.  Must be able to multi-task (work on multiple projects at the same time).  Interested candidates should contact Shaun Dawson, Assistant Director of Marketing, at shaundawson@fas.harvard.edu

Game Day Promotions - Marketing

Marketing seeks interns to help with sports promotions.  You will help with game-day set-up and breakdown and run in-game and halftime promotions.  You’ll work with all 42 Varsity programs, focusing on Football, Men’s & Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s & Women’s Basketball and Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse.  You will help increase awareness of Athletics department programs and activities by distributing marketing collateral. 

You should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and have an interest in a career in sports marketing, promotions, or related field.  Knowledge of college athletics is a plus.  Your work schedule will primarily be on nights and weekends for about 8 – 12 hours per week.  

Interested candidates should contact Shaun Dawson, Assistant Director of Marketing, at shaundawson@fas.harvard.edu

Ticket Office 

The Ticket Office has 2-3 Fall semester unpaid internship positions available starting in August 2018.  The Ticket Office at Harvard sells tickets for Harvard Football, Men’s & Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s & Women’s Basketball and Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse.  We offer a well-rounded internship experience that gives our intern an opportunity to learn all aspects of running an athletics ticket office.  You will gain valuable customer service skills, learn how to run a ticket office on game day (selling walk up tickets, Will-Call tickets, how to distribute player complimentary tickets according to NCAA regulations and all other game prep procedures), and you will be fully trained in AudienceView, our ticket selling software system.  We also offer the chance to gain work experience with other athletic department offices, such as Marketing, Finance and Operations, if you desire.  

You will work some weekday hours and also on game days, and your work hours may be flexible.  We ask for a 25-hour weekly commitment as well as availability for home games for ticketed sports. 

If interested, please contact Nick Mello at: Harvard Athletics Ticket Office, Murr Center, 65 N. Harvard Street, Boston Ma, 02163 or nick_mello@harvard.edu


Due to the high level of interest in our employment opportunities, we regret that we may be unable to respond to phone calls or to those candidates not selected for an interview.

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ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS