Monday, October 24, 2011

Media Relations Internship, The Chicago Rush, Arena Football League, Des Plaines, IL

Media Relations Internship, The Chicago Rush, Arena Football
League, Des Plaines, IL

The Chicago Rush, which is a member of the Arena Football League is
seeking Community Relations and Media Relations Interns who will report
to the Communications Coordinator.

Chicago Rush internships are part-time (3-4 days per week) and allow
students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience within a
professional sports organization through hands on experience. The Rush
accepts applications from students presently enrolled in a college
program. Internships are unpaid but students are encouraged to seek
college credit wherever possible.

All interns, regardless of department, are expected to assist with
general office duties as needed such as answering telephones, filing,
mailing prizes to fans, etc. A successful applicant will demonstrate
strong organizational skills along with initiative, resourcefulness, and
an ability to collaborate with fellow team members for the achievement
of department goals.

Please address cover letters to Erin Herrmann, Communications
Coordinator. Front office is located in Des Plaines, IL.

The Community Relations / Media Relations Interns will be responsible
the following duties:
 • Write and edit press releases and feature stories for
 • Transcribe coach and player interviews
 • Assist in the web updates of, including game previews
and recaps, player biographies, photo uploads, etc.
• Various data entry responsibilities as needed
 • Fulfilling donation requests
• Coordinating and assisting with player, dancer and mascot appearances
 • Assist in the game day media operations for all Chicago Rush regular
season and postseason home games, including:
• Media guide production
 • Press box and radio broadcast equipment set-up
 • In-game website updates on, Twitter and Facebook
 • Distribution of credentials
 • Assist in writing weekly game notes
 • Updating rosters and flip cards
 • Distributing in-game and post-game stats to visiting management,
media, and broadcast crews

• Must be at least a junior in an undergraduate program
 • Major: Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Communications or Sport
Management preferred
 • Exciting, compelling written and oral presentation skills, Microsoft
Office skills
 • Knowledge of AP Style
 • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
 • Knowledge of football preferred

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