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Pitt Athletics Internship — Paid!

Pitt Athletics: Academy for Sports Marketing

Apply here: http://www.pittsource.com/postings/152677

There are five to ten positions available in the Academy for Sports Marketing within Pitt Athletics. Each intern will work every home football game, as well as other sporting events as assigned. In addition, each intern will be assigned to a full-time Pitt Athletics Marketing staff member for the school year. Interns will be responsible for working office hours to assist in the development and execution of the marketing plan/game presentation responsibilities for their assigned supervisor.

The internship begins in July on a date decided in the future. Each position is limited to working a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year and will be paid on an hourly basis.

This internship provides the opportunity for students to gain a comprehensive knowledge of inner workings of a Division 1 athletic program in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Interns will receive hands-on experience by assisting the marketing efforts at home games for football, basketball, and other sports as assigned.


Operations Manager Trainee: Pittsburgh Gymnastics Club

The Pittsburgh Gymnastics Club is currently seeking the perfect candidate to train in preparation for fulfilling the role of an Operations Manager. This position will start at 20 hours per week as a paid internship, graduate trainee or part time independent contractor. As the candidate is successful, more responsibility will be given and hours of work per week will grow. This role is set change to a 35-40 hour per week full time status by January 2018.

Position Type:  Paid internship, graduate trainee or part time independent contractor
Location: North Braddock, PA
Compensation: Competitive pay is negotiated at time of hire. Includes employer-matched IRA contributions and various bonuses. Health insurance is a possibility at full time employment.

Core Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4pm-9pm


  • Bachelors degree in a Communications field
  • Exhibit the highest of work ethic, personal integrity, accountability, and be able to produce in an independent environment
  • Demonstrate a clear personal and professional vision
  • Ability to obtain a USAG professional membership, plus pass all child clearances and background checks


Business Operations
Familiarizes him or herself with all kids and their family membership status
Monitors the flow of the gym, class starts and energy level
Monitors parent viewing area for any needs
Handles all non-emergency injuries (ice packs, Band-aids)
Acts as first point of contact for issues arising from classes
Fulfills registration tasks and customer follow-up
Follows all business procedures set forth by the Owner
Track and follow up on attendance of class athletes

Checks gym assigned email on a daily basis
Helps implement new programs on various media platforms
Works with closely with marketing staff
Build relationships with customers on behalf of the gym

Staff Administrative Support
Creates a monthly staff schedule for all gym activities and submits for approval
Schedules and manages all rotations
Watches all classes for proper implementation of current lesson plan
Facilitates ongoing training of staff

Our gym is located in a revitalized neighborhood, Braddock, PA. We offer competitive USAG gymnastics, Ninja Zone, USAW Olympic Weightlifting and general fitness training.  Our focus is on sports programming for children and the difference it can make in the lives of each family. A successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial attitude and appreciate an opportunity to watch your ideas flourish! This is a rapidly expanding gym and therefore, we would expect this person to have a desire to move up and expand with the gym.

More info about the Pittsburgh Gymnastics Club – www.pittgymclub.com

Interested candidates send resume to: kim@pgcpbc.com

Fan Media Digital Video Internship

This is a 4-month program from December through March Madness for school credit (non-paid). Fan Media will train, develop and collaborate with interns as mobile video journalists for social news coverage this basketball season. This is for journalism, broadcast and digital media students from the 135 schools that have a channel in our app and on our web site.

Interns (correspondents) will provide 30-second iPhone videos covering their college basketball team on a weekly basis, including: news reporting, commentary, criticism, analysis, fan interviews, moments, trending stories and public opinion. Fan Media Network will provide a correspondent kit with best practices for production quality and editorial direction.

Students will learn mobile video journalism as social news in the field, get on-camera, cover high-profile sports news, build their mobile demo reel, have fun and strive to get into the News Feeds and Trending Stories of Facebook and Twitter as social news coverage. Videos can be shared from the app and web site into the News Feeds of Facebook and Twitter as well as Fan Media’s social brand pages.

Interested students can apply by installing the app http://apple.co/1HhY2QQ or making a profile on the website http://fanmedianetwork.com/, and making one video 30-second or less video about your college basketball team. It can be a season preview video or any of the ideas listed above. We will contact you in the app or web site from our Newsroom to set you up from there.


Dunk360.com, a growing sports media site that is looking to expand its reach into collegiate athletics.  As part of this expansion, we are looking to build a network of college correspondents who can contribute content to our platform – not just for college sports, but also for professional sports and related fashion/entertainment subjects (i.e. sneaker culture).

This is a chance for future sportswriters and those who are simply interested in the sports culture to gain experience and have their work published on a site that already has more than a million views per month.  The application process is open to all, and the writing can be small fun blurbs, memes or longer writings.  This is an opportunity to gain experience as a writer, but the opportunity is far greater than just that.  We offer our interns the opportunity to produce podcasts, create video content, and to learn how to promote their work through search engine optimization and social media outreach. It will be up to you what you write, but we will of course have final approval. This batch of writers and or interns are for the fall semester, so while the internship is unpaid, there is an opportunity to receive school credit as long as the requirements fall within the parameters set by your school.  For interns, there will be a video interview and a writing sample submission before acceptance.

For those looking to get into the sports media, this is an opportunity to experience all aspects of sports coverage, gain exposure, and hopefully find their niche in the industry.  All with interest should feel free to apply, this position is not limited to journalism majors, but writing experience is a plus.  The workload, again, depends on how many of the site’s projects the individual is looking to work on, but at a minimum, we’re asking our interns to submit one or two pieces of content per week.

Anyone who is interested in the position, or has any questions, please feel free to send me an email at seanb@dunk360.com.

Communication Tutors needed!

The Academic Support Services for Student-Athletes is in need of communications tutors for both fall and spring terms. More specifically, they are looking for junior or senior communication majors or even graduate students, who have taken Mass Comm Process, Rhetorical Process, and/or Communication Process and could tutor students in these subjects for a few hours a week. Qualified tutors must have passed these designated classes with a ‘B’ or better and/or have significant content knowledge.

Further Information:
– Undergraduates earn $8/hour
– Masters Graduates earn $9/hour
– PhD Graduates earn $10/hour
– Flexible hours
– Excellent addition to your resume

If you are interested in applying for a tutoring position, please stop by their office at 3073 Petersen Event Center to pick up an application, or email ejb44@pitt.edu