Florida Sports Foundation offers a full-time Communications and Marketing Internship position three times per year. This internship provides a well-rounded experience, working with various aspects of communications, marketing, community outreach, event management, promotion, and other areas of interest. Students selected as a Florida Sports Foundation Communications and Marketing Intern can expect to gain the following experience: Knowledge of Microsoft office/Adobe-based applications Database management Event coverage Writing techniques Developing relationships with media Interview skills/public speaking Social Media Each term provides a different experience, focusing on the seasonal priorities of the Foundation. Candidates must be available to commit 30-40 hours per week during the term of the internship. More details are provided below on internship projects and requirements for each term. Fall Term Will begin in September and end following Senior Games in mid-December. Compensation: this is an unpaid internship Qualifications: Minimum of one (1) year experience in a college or university communications, marketing, or athletics office as a student assistant, intern, or volunteer. Must possess strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills, problem-solving, and decision-making skills that produce results in a fast-paced team environment. Must possess good writing and editing ability. Knowledge of all social platforms is required. Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects, & Premiere will be given preference. Ability to proactively and conscientiously post on all social platforms Self-starter with strong passion for social and new media technologies. Able to manage, prioritize and execute multiple projects at the same time. Understand organizational commitments and missions. Must submit 3 press releases, published articles or other journalistic writing samples that you have authored. Must submit 3 samples or hyperlinks to examples of your graphic design work. Bonus items: HTML familiarity Paid advertisement knowledge (Ad Words, Social Paid Ads, SEO) Some working knowledge of ad placement and development Experience with video and video editing software (Final Cut Pro) is a plus. Duties: Assist with editing web pages and posting developed press releases Responsible for developing an editorial content calendar and meeting deadlines for content distribution. Assist in developing content for social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). Assist in implementing marketing plans. Develop, pitch, write, proofread, and/or edit articles for the FSF website. Creating cross platform marketing plans that engage the world to Come Play in Florida. Gather storylines, bios and photos of Sunshine State Games and Florida Senior Games athletes as needed for news releases announcing award winners, convention app, convention signage and multimedia presentations. Assist with onsite coverage of Sunshine State Games and Florida Senior Games events as well as Florida Sports Foundation meetings. Receive telephone calls in a professional manner. Handle calls if possible and forward detailed messages for other calls. Field requests for pertinent information. Maintain informative and accurate records as well as an organized filing system for designated areas of responsibility. Assist in producing and editing video content for the FSF website. Other duties as assigned.