The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation (The Sports Corp) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to creating and attracting sporting events that contribute to the quality of life for citizens of the Pikes Peak Region and generate an economic impact for the community. Annual events include: Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack, Rocky Mountain State Games, Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame, Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb, Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off, sports luncheons and an annual golf tournament. Recently hosted events include: Mavic Haute Route Rockies (cycling), Colorado Classic (cycling), USA Cycling Hill Climb National Championships, NORCECA World Championship Qualifier (volleyball), Warrior Games, USA Pro Challenge (cycling), and USA Boxing National Championships. The primary focus of this internship will be to assist staff with all areas of preparation for Sports Corp events occurring in the spring and summer, including the Rocky Mountain State Games (RMSG). RMSG is the Colorado's largest multi-sport festival held in Colorado Springs over the last two weekends of July each year. More than 10,000 athletes of all ages and abilities compete in 35+ sports. Interns will also work in some capacity on additional events organized and executed by The Sports Corp. This internship will feature numerous hands-on projects, background/planning information for each event as well as after action analysis. Professional development sessions will be held on a regular basis to allow interns the opportunity to refine skills and talents necessary for future roles in sports and event management. QUALIFICATIONS
-Students majoring in sports management, marketing, management or communications programs are preferred but not required. - Strong initiative, positive attitude and ability to work well with others - Excellent verbal and written communication skills and creative ability - Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects - Strong desire to learn and gain experience by working on a variety of projects - Available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during regular business hours (8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday) during the fall semester. Additional hours will be required during events - usually on weekends or evenings. Primary Responsibilities & Projects
The projects included below are representative, but not exhaustive, of the most important tasks. - Assist staff in all aspects of event management including research, planning, facility evaluation, venue selection, equipment procurement, etc. - Become familiar with all procedures and communications of event management - Assist in identifying and communicating with sports organizations, associations, leagues, athletic directors, etc. with the purpose of establishing relationships and promoting events - Determine appropriate distribution channels for State Games materials including: flyers, posters, etc. and develop a comprehensive distribution plan - Solicit and coordinate the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame Silent Auction - Post-event feedback and evaluations on all Sports Corp events This is an unpaid internship but may include credit hours as determined by the internship program guidelines of the appropriate college. There is not a specific application deadline for this internship. Positions are filled as soon as candidates are interviewed, selected and accept - sometimes several months in advance. Interested parties are asked to forward a letter of interest, resume and list of references .