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Event Management & Operations Internship

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Location: Blue Bell & Philadelphia, PA
Job Status: Internship
Posted/Updated: 04-03-2017

Job Description:

Expectation:

The Philadelphia Freedoms are seeking high achieving interns looking to gain professional experience in event management and operations. Exceptional work ethic, organization, and teamwork skills are essential for this internship and an outgoing, enthusiastic, engaging personality is a plus. All undergraduate and graduate student applicants will be considered and the Freedoms are happy to work with respective colleges and universities to offer course credit and supervision.

About the Freedoms:

The 2017 season will be the 42nd of Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) and the 18th season for the Freedoms. Mylan WTT is a unique property that showcases world-class tennis in a co-ed team environment. Co-founded by Billie Jean King, the League has featured many of the greatest players in tennis history, and is widely viewed as incredible entertainment for families, business clients, general sports fans, and tennis fanatics. Franchises compete during a season running July 16 to August 2, culminating in the Mylan WTT Finals and the awarding of the King Trophy August 5. For more information, please visit www.philadelphiafreedoms.com, “like” us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PhillyFreedoms), and follow us on Instagram and Twitter (@PhillyFreedoms).

Job Description(s):

There are several areas where a resourceful contributor may have opportunities to make a significant impact. Examples include, but are not limited to:
1. Planning, preparation, and implementation of arena design and setup
2. Planning, preparation, and implementation of sponsor hospitality events and vendor tables
3. Organizational assistance/setup of Freedoms community and ticket holder events
4. Monitoring and upkeep of tennis court and arena during all matches
5. Electronic scoreboard content and live scoring operations
6. Assisting with planning and implementation of event run-of-show

Location:

Blue Bell, PA (office, March – July) | Hagan Arena, Saint Joseph’s University (in-season)

Commitment:

Applicants must be available from May 22 through August 11, 2017. Interns typically work Monday-Friday during business hours; the number of hours may vary depending on terms of agreement for course credit (if applicable). Applicants interested in starting earlier should note this in their cover letter. Interns are expected to be available for all promotional events, including limited evening and weekend events. Applicants must be located in the Greater Philadelphia region through the course of the internship. Housing and transportation are not provided; this is an unpaid internship.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references (or relevant academic equivalent) to Jon Blitzer at jblitzer@philadelphiafreedoms.com (subject line: “Freedoms Event Management Internship”) no later than April 14, 2017.

 

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