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Employment Opportunities

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2014 - 2015 Harvard Athletics Internship Program
The Athletics Department anticipates internship opportunities in the following areas: Athletic Communications; Equipment; Marketing; Events & Operations; Facilities and Operations; Ticket Office; Multimedia; and Recreation.

PAID INTERNSHIPS

WHAT WE OFFER:  Paid interns are compensated at $10 per hour.  Volunteer internships are not paid.  Harvard offers variety – we have 42 varsity programs and a numbers of junior varsity programs. The Athletics Department has team spirit and fun activities. We also run an intern professional development program that helps gets your career in sports management off to a good start, gives you a chance to get career advice from coaches and athletic administrators, and discusses topics such as managing your career. Cambridge is a multi-cultural city with exceptional diversity.  And Boston is the undisputed hub of college and university life.  Also, you will get free use of our athletic facilities, including our Olympic-sized pool; fitness center; and indoor tennis courts. 

SCHEDULE:  Start dates will typically be in late July or early August 2014.  We expect that you will be able to commit to working for 10 months.  You will generally work 40 hours per week.  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). 

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. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and computer skills are required.  Please do not send a resume if you cannot meet this requirement. 

HOW TO APPLY:  Please see below for position descriptions, 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 or respond to phone calls.

We strive to reflect the diversity of the community we serve. 

PAID INTERNSHIPS

Multi-Media Internship (FILLED FOR 2014-15)
The Harvard University Department of Athletics is currently accepting applications for a 10-month internship in Athletics Multimedia. The intern will report directly to the Director of Multimedia and Production, and assist with coverage of the university's 42-sport varsity athletics program.

The intern will work as part of the game-day video production team, operating technical equipment to produce and broadcast the video board show and online stream during Harvard athletics events. After appropriate training, the intern will take on the role of Director/Producer at some games, with responsibility over all video and audio elements of the game, and a game-day leadership role over 10-15 game-day video production assistants. The intern will work in collaboration with the communications and marketing teams, creating broadcast timing sheets and scripts and any required pre-production material. Additionally, the intern will work on post-production video editing projects, creating original content for the GoCrimson.com website, video board shows and online streams.

The intern 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; ihalevi@fas.harvard.edu. The anticipated start date is in July 2014 with an anticipated end date of May 2015.

Marketing Internship
The Harvard University Department of Athletics is currently accepting applications for a 10-month internship in Athletic Marketing and Promotions. The intern 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; creating and executing promotions for all 42 Varsity programs, especially concentrated on football, men’s and women’s hockey, men’s and women’s basketball and men’s lacrosse; increasing attendance through group sales initiatives; in particular managing youth team programs. Day-to-day duties include, but are not limited to: updating marketing content on the website; game-day planning, writing scripts; set up/ breakdown of promotions; distribution of marketing collateral throughout the University and in the Boston area; fulfilling sponsorship commitments, building community relations, and growing database.  The individual will also be involved with marketing and working with various student groups to enhance the game day experience for all varsity sports programs. Other responsibilities include overseeing the Crimson Kids Club, supervising student assistants, and soliciting group ticket sales and program advertising sales.

A highly motivated individual is desired with excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Previous experience in promotions, marketing, and event management is highly beneficial. Proficiency in Adobe Indesign and Adobe Photoshop is required.  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 Andrew Vatistas, Marketing Manager at avatistas@fas.harvard.edu. Start and end date is flexible but anticipated start date is August 2014 with an end date of May/June 2015.

Athletic Communications Internships (FILLED FOR 2014-15)
The Harvard University Department of Athletics is currently accepting applications for two (2) 10-month internships in Athletic Communications. The interns will report directly to the Associate Director of Athletics/Athletic Communications. The interns will assist the Associate Director of Athletics/Athletic Communications and the Assistant Directors of Athletic Communications with coverage of the university's 42-sport varsity athletics program. They will work directly with selected teams to effectively promote and publicize the department of athletics 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. Applicants should have a background in an athletic communications or sports information setting and should have basic experience with Stat Crew in-game statistical programs. Multimedia experience is preferred, but not required. The successful applicant must be enrolled in graduate school for the 2014-15 school year.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three current references to Allison Miller, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications, Harvard University, Murr Center, 65 N. Harvard Street, Boston, Mass. 02163; allisonmiller@fas.harvard.edu. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2014 with an anticipated end date of May 31, 2015.

Facilities and Operations
The Harvard University Department of Athletics is accepting applications for a 10-month internship in Athletic Facilities and Operations. The intern will report directly to the Manager of Athletic Operations. They will be given the opportunity to learn from qualified professionals in the areas of facilities management, operations and personnel management. The intern will assist the Manager of Athletic Operations and the Associate Director of Athletics with facility logistics and coordination for all intercollegiate and non-intercollegiate events relating to facilities management, maintenance and operations. He/she will learn to manage each facet of a large intercollegiate athletic complex, from preparing for events and various facility uses to working with groundskeepers, property assistants, custodians and contractors on general maintenance plans and work orders. In addition, the intern will be able to assist with construction and renovation projects, sustainability initiatives, budget processes and various related tasks. The Athletic Facilities and Operations Intern will also gain valuable knowledge of event management and scheduling as it relates to field and facility maintenance and preparation.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three current references to Jason Waldron, Manager,  Operations and Facilities, Harvard University, 65 North Harvard Street, Boston, Mass. 02163; jwaldron@fas.harvard.edu . The anticipated start date is mid August, 2014 with an anticipated end date of June, 2015.

Equipment Internship
The Harvard University Department of Athletics is currently accepting applications for a 10-month internship in the Athletic Equipment Room. The Athletic Equipment Intern will report directly to the Head and Associate Athletic Equipment Managers.  He or she will be exposed to all aspects of the athletic equipment management as it pertains to all 42 varsity sports offered at Harvard. The internship will provide the individual an opportunity to learn and develop skills in areas of: order and purchase, budget; inventory control which entails a Web based student and item tracking system. The intern will manage select teams as designated by the Head Equipment Manager and also maintain daily operations within the room. The intern will work directly with coaches, student athletes and administrators on a daily basis to help fulfill the needs requested. This will allow the individual to gain a greater understanding of College Athletics and Equipment Management as a whole. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and computer skills are required and must have a valid state issue driver’s license. The intern will be paid an hourly wage for up to 40 hours per week and must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, 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; afergus@fas.harvard.edu. No phone calls please. The starting date for this internship is July14th, 2014 and ends on May16th, 2015.

Recreation Internship
The Harvard University Department of Athletics is currently accepting applications for a 10-month internship in Recreation. The Harvard Athletics Recreation Department strives to offer diverse and comprehensive programming and facility options for recreation members.

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 will work on a large project: you will plan, coordinate, and budget the majority of the Winter session program 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 but not required. Harvard offers variety – we have 65 club sport programs, and 33 intramural programs. We offer unique recreation programming that includes tennis, squash, sailing, rowing, golf and numerous fitness classes. We offer diverse recreation facilities, including an indoor and outdoor track, two pools, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a hockey rink, and squash courts.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three current references to Casey Blodget, Club Sports Coordinator at caseyblodget@fas.harvard.edu. The anticipated start date is August 11, 2014 with anticipated end date of June 12, 2015; dates are somewhat flexible.

Events & Operations Internships
The Harvard University Department of Athletics is accepting applications for three (3) 10-month internships in Athletic Events. The interns will report directly to the Assistant Director of Athletics overseeing events. They will be given the opportunity to learn from qualified professionals in the areas of event, facility, and personnel management. The interns will assist with logistical arrangements for all intercollegiate contests and non-intercollegiate events. They will learn to manage each facet of an intercollegiate event, from supervising game day event crews to working with visiting teams and officials. In addition, the interns will be able to assist with field and facility scheduling, payment of officials, and the coordination of intercollegiate contest contracts. The Athletic Events Interns will also gain valuable knowledge of field and facility maintenance and preparation and budgetary procedures.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, resume, and the names of three current references to Caitlyn Young, 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, 2014 with an anticipated end date of May 31, 2015.

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIPS

Volunteer Athletic Communications Internship
The interns will report directly to the Director of Athletic Communications. The interns will assist the Director of Athletic Communications and the Assistant Directors of Athletic Communications with coverage of the university's 42-sport varsity athletics program. The interns will also serve as writers and editors for the department's website as well as for game programs and other printed pieces. The interns will be involved in the record book and other historical archiving projects. They will gain hands-on experience using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In Design, Stat crew and the Automated Scorebook. The interns will be expected to assist the Athletic Communications staff at a number of athletic events during their tenure. Applicants should have a background in an athletic communications or sports information setting and should have basic experience with Stat Crew in-game statistical programs.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Michael Black at michaelblack@fas.harvard.edu.

Interns will be required to work a minimum of 20 hours a week. Opportunities are available for the fall and winter semesters as well as January and summer breaks. 
Volunteer Internships - Marketing and Promotions
The Harvard University Department of Athletics is seeking qualified individuals to serve as temporary/part time marketing & promotions interns.  This volunteer/unpaid position will provide valuable experience in Division I sports marketing.  The sales and marketing interns will support daily office operations associated with sponsorship sales, ticket sales promotions, branding and multimedia projects. Responsibilities also include managing promotional campaigns, fulfillment of ticket orders, game-day set up/ breakdown, and execution of in-game promotions for all 42 Varsity programs, especially concentrated on football, men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's basketball and men's lacrosse.  The marketing & promotions interns are responsible for promoting Harvard Athletics on campus and in the community. He/she will report directly to the Marketing Manager.

Candidates must be professional and reliable and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. An ideal candidate should have an interest in a potential career in sports marketing, promotions, or other related field and have some knowledge or interest in college athletics. Experience in ClickEffects, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, and multimedia technology is preferred. Weekend and evening hours are required. If interested, please contact Andrew Vatistas at avatistas@fas.harvard.edu

Volunteer Internships - Marketing, Game Day Promotions
The Harvard University Department of Athletics is seeking qualified individuals to serve as temporary/part time game-day promotional interns.  This volunteer/unpaid position will provide valuable experience in Division I sports promotions and will report directly to the Marketing Manager.  The game-day promotional interns will support the athletic marketing staff with game-day set up/ breakdown and execution of in-game and halftime promotions for all 42 Varsity programs, especially concentrated on football, men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's basketball and men's lacrosse.  The game-day promotional interns are responsible for increasing the awareness of Harvard Athletics through the distribution of marketing collateral throughout the University campus and in the Boston area.

Mostly weekend and evening hours are required. Candidates must be professional and reliable and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. An ideal candidate should have an interest in a potential career in sports marketing, promotions, or other related field and have some knowledge or interest in college athletics. If interested, please contact Andrew Vatistas at avatistas@fas.harvard.edu.  Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program and eligible to receive academic credit for volunteer hours.

Volunteer Internships - Graphic Design and Multimedia
The Harvard University Department of Athletics is seeking highly motivated, well-organized individuals to serve as temporary/part time design and multimedia interns to join the exciting world of sports marketing. This volunteer/unpaid position will provide valuable experience in Division I sports marketing and will report directly to the Marketing Manager.  The intern will be responsible for supporting the marketing staff through the creation, publication, maintenance and coordination of marketing collateral materials. Additional responsibilities include creating static graphics for the football/lacrosse and hockey video boards, developing visual content for the website, executing promotional campaigns and increasing the awareness of Harvard Athletics through the distribution of marketing materials.  The intern also will have multimedia responsibilities, which include coordinating streaming, website content, TV, social networking and new technologies.

An ideal candidate should be interested in a potential career in advertising design, sports marketing, production or a related field and have some knowledge or interest in college athletics. Day, weekend and evening hours are required. Candidates must be creative, professional, reliable, and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. Previous experience is print and publication design is strongly preferred. Experience of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is required. Online advertising and html experience is preferred. If interested, please contact Andrew Vatistas at avatistas@fas.harvard.edu. Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate graphic design program and eligible to receive academic credit for volunteer hours.

Volunteer Internships  (2-3) - Ticket Office
The Harvard University Department of Athletics Ticket Office has 2-3 fall semester unpaid internship positions available starting in September of 2014. The ticket office at Harvard sells tickets for Harvard football, hockey, basketball and lacrosse events. We offer a well-rounded internship experience that gives our intern an opportunity to learn all aspects of a working ticket office. We also offer the chance to gain work experience with other athletic department offices, such as marketing, finance and operations, if the student desires. Work hours are flexible. As our intern, you will work in the office during weekday hours and also on game days.  You will learn the financial procedures of the office, 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.

If interested, please contact Matt Crawford at: Harvard Athletics Ticket Office, Murr Center, 65 N. Harvard Street, Boston Ma, 02163. Or email to: mcrawford@fas.harvard.edu

Please Note: Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.