Fall 2015 Communications Internship Fall 2015 Communications Internship

Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets

Location Charlotte, NC
Start Date 9/1/2015
End Date 12/15/15
Application Deadline
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Pay Rate
Contact Information 333 East Trade Street Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 688-8600


This is a Non-paid internship and is requiring the individual to receive academic credit. The candidate should be, but Not limited to, a junior, senior or graduate level student.
This internship will require that the student is in the office approximately 31-40 hours a week and attend all Hornets basketball games.


REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, AND ABILITIES The qualifications listed below represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential functions of this position. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. • The ideal candidate should have excellent communication and writing skills. • Previous experience in a college sports information office, school newspaper, internship with a sports team or campus athletic department is preferred. • Candidate should have experience with sports writing, research, feature writing and transcription. • The candidate should be proficient with Microsoft Word. • KNowledge of basketball game statistics is also a plus. Education and/or Experience • Intern must receive college credit • Pursuit of a Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or Sports Management degree is preferred. KNowledge/Skills/Abilities • Possess a strong ability to manage one’s own time and prioritize tasks when given clearly defined goals and objectives • Able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion when privy to sensitive information • Strong teamwork skills and the ability to manage their own individual projects • Be a flexible and reliable team player, both within own department and the company as a whole • Have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment • Presents self in professional manner and has the ability to interact with all levels of organization and outside contacts. • Dependability – consistently at work on time, follows instructions, responds to manager’s instructions. • Ability to multi-task. • Ability to work extended hours including nights, weekends, holidays. • Ability to attend company events.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Maintaining media lists • Assisting with creating and distributing media credentials • Assisting with research, writing and editing of media releases as necessary • Distributing public relations material to staff and fans as requested • Organizing and archiving media clippings • Responding to media inquiries • Miscellaneous job related duties as assigned.