Internship Program

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

2018 Spring Interns with WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards Celebration Keynote Speaker Ibtihaj Muhammad, Olympic medalist. Photo by Laura Fitzgibbons

Overview:

The Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation and WIN for KC offer spring, summer and fall internships to college students (undergraduate or graduate level) and recent graduates. The internship periods are based on a school semester length. Internships can be utilized for course credit. The number of interns each semester is based on the needs of the Sports Commission and WIN for KC.

Our internship program is full time (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday) and some nights and weekends. Interns are unpaid, however, they will have the opportunity to network with high-profile individuals and organizations in the community and attend a variety of sports-related activities and events. Out-of-state candidates are encouraged to apply but no housing is offered.

Read internship testimonials here.

Internship Descriptions:

*Please note, the internship position for which you are applying will not be exclusive to your responsibilities. Interns may be asked to assist in areas outside of their designated internship position.

Events Intern – The Events intern(s) will assist with organizing local events such as The Big 12 Run, Awards Banquet, Kansas City Marathon, Camp WIN, WIN for KC Triathlon/Duathlon, Youth Clinics, Thanksgiving Day Run at the Sprint Campus, and any national events including NCAA and conference related championships.  The events they are involved with will depend on what events are going on or being planned for during their semester.

Marketing Intern – The Marketing intern(s) will assist with planning and execution of our marketing assets. Interns will help with all social media accounts, take part in brainstorming sessions for content, and assist with website and email as needed. The Marketing intern(s) will also assist with sponsorship presentations, partnership activation and other marketing duties.  Additionally, they will assist all KC Sports Commission and WIN for KC events.

Graphic Design Intern – The Graphic Design intern will create various marketing materials including email & social media graphics, fliers, T-shirt designs and assist with the designing of signage for the KC Sports Commission owned and operated events. As time allows, this intern could also assist with digital ads, bid creation and more.  To be considered for this intern position the applicant must have design software including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign on their personal computer.  Additionally, they will assist all KC Sports Commission and WIN for KC events.

On the application form you will be asked to select the internship position(s) for which you are applying. If applying for more than one area, please rank positions based on interest and/or experience.

  • Events
  • Marketing
  • Graphic Design

To apply, applicants must submit all application materials to Stephanie Lankford at slankford@sportkc.org. Application materials include the application form, cover letter, resume, and references. Please submit all materials in one (1) PDF file.

Download the application form here.

Application Deadlines:

*Due to our busy events schedule, applications will only be accepted during the application period listed below. This prevents your application from getting lost or overlooked. Applications submitted early will be asked to reapply during the appropriate time period. Applications submitted late will not be accepted.

Spring Semester: Open October 15, Close November 1
Summer Semester: Open February 15, Close March 1
Fall Semester: Open June 15, Close July 1

Our interns have gone on to great careers in sports and outside of the sports world.  Below are just a few.

Where are they now?

Angel Capital Association Kansas – State Government
Atlanta Falcons Kansas State University
Avila University Kemper Arena
Big 12 Conference LANE4 Property Group
Big Brothers Big Sisters Learfield Communications
barkley evergreen & partners Leawood Parks & Recreation
Cerner Corporation Memphis Sports Properties
Children’s Mercy Hospital MMGY
Coors Field NAIA
Dick’s Sporting Goods Northwest Missouri State University
Dimensional Innovations Spring Venture Group
DST Systems Sprint Center
EF Go Ahead Tours Spokane Indians Baseball Club
El Paso Diablos Sporting Kansas City
Entercom Broadcasting The National Center for Drug Free Sport
Gear for Sports The Ohio State University
Global Spectrum United States Anti-Doping Agency
Grand Rapids Community College University of Arkansas
Guadalupe Center University of Hawaii
IMG Razorback Sports Properties University of Kansas
Jackson County Parks & Recreation University of Miami
Johnson County Parks & Recreation Visit KC
Kansas City Brigade (Arena Football) Wichita State University
Kansas City Comets Women Leaders in College Sports
Kansas City Royals Women’s Sports Foundation
Kansas City Chiefs YMCA of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation Your Wellness Connection

Where did they come from?

Avila University Rhodes College
Baker University Rockhurst University
Bemidji State University Skema Business School Sophia Antipolis, France
Benedictine College St. Louis University
Canisius College South Dakota
Central Christian College of Kansas Texas Christian University
Columbia College The Ohio State University
Dana College Truman State University
Emporia State University University of Applied Science, Germany
Fort Hays State University University of Central Missouri
Georgetown University University of Iowa
Grand Canyon University University of Kansas
Grinnell College University of Missouri – Columbia
Harding University University of Missouri – Kansas City
Kansas State University University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Loyola University of Chicago University of Saint Mary
Missouri State University University of Virginia
Newman University Washburn University
Northwest Missouri State University Western Carolina University
Northwestern University Western Kentucky University
Oklahoma State University Westminster College
Park University William Jewell College
Pittsburg State University  Wichita State University

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2016 Spring Interns

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