Media Relations Internship (Fall 2015) Media Relations Internship (Fall 2015)

Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins

Location Pittsburgh, PA
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Part Time
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Contact Information CONSOL Energy Center 1001 Fifth Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Observe and assist the media relations staff with day-to-day functions and game night tasks.


Intern must be entering their junior or senior year in college and must take the internship for credit during the 2015 fall session. The internship is unpaid. Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions: 1. Yes/No: I have local housing available in Pittsburgh. 2. Yes/No: I am a current junior/senior enrolled in a college or university and I will receive college credit for this internship.


Key Responsibilities and Duties: Interns will have interaction with executives of the Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Club, visiting team personnel and local and national media outlets. The candidates will be expected to act in a professional manner at all times. Interns will gain experience and training in writing media releases and game Notes. Interns will record and compile individual players’ stats for the game-by-game section of the season in-review publication. Candidate should have experience with Microsoft Excel and must possess excellent typing and editing skills. Interns will help to make and issue all media credentials that go to the various members of the print, television and radio media members. Interns will assist the communications graduate assistant designing and researching information for infographs and infograph Notes. There will be 10-15 hours of office time per week as needed, depending on the team’s schedule. The ideal candidate will be available to work 2 out of every 3 home games, during which they will observe and learn the process of setting up the media level, writing and compiling in-game and post-game Notes during and after the game, running statistics to both coaching staffs, upper management and the media. Following the game, they will be involved in helping to set up all post-game interviews and gather sound to be posted on the team’s media-only website. Interns will learn the process involved in writing player section Notes during home games as well as how to keep player statistics for various mediums.