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Internship Program

ERIE SPORTS COMMISSION INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

It’s what you know AND who you know! The ESC offers college students a valuable opportunity to get an inside view of the sports business world each semester through our internship program. Interns work side-by-side with the Erie Sports Commission staff in the fields of event management, marketing and communications. Our internships allow students to work directly with knowledgeable and experienced sports executives, learning first-hand all that goes in to sports event acquisition. Scheduled hours are based on the student's schedule, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please contact Emily Biddle with any questions. 

Applications are now being accepted for a Social Media and Communications Intern and Event Operations Intern for the Fall 2021 semester. To be considered, fill out the form below in its entirety by July 27, 2021. 

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Social Media and Communications Intern

The Social Media and Communications Intern will work under the Marketing and Communications Director to develop content for the Erie Sports Commission's social media platforms, doing so for the development of the ESC brand. Interns will develop an understanding of a comprehensive marketing plan, assist in the continuing development of the ESC brand online, write press releases, attend local sporting events and assist in hospitality-based initiatives for incoming sporting events. 

Event Operations Intern

The Event Operations Intern will work under the Event Services Director to analyze, research and assist in the planning of tourism-generating events hosted in Erie County, Pa. Interns will gain an understanding of the steps it takes to procure and plan sporting events, research the bid process and potential national events, attend local sporting events and assist in hospitality-based initiatives for incoming sporting events. 

Hear from former ESC interns about their experience! 

"My internship with the Erie Sports Commission benefited me tremendously. They do their best to personalize the internship so that you can gain valuable experience in the areas that you wish. It’s a great internship experience with an even better group of people."

- Alex Pepke, Fall 2019 Intern, Gannon University

"I would like to stress how thankful I am for the opportunity I was given to intern with the Erie Sports Commission. The experience I had was very beneficial and I cannot thank the staff enough. The development of interns into professionals is a key value of the program. Looking back I have realized how spoiled I was with the amount of trust and need they give their interns! Thank you!"

- Alec Buckiso, Spring 2018 Intern, Mercyhurst University