ERIE SPORTS COMMISSION INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
It’s what you know AND who you know! The ESC offers college students a valuable opportunity to gain an inside view of the sports business world each semester through our internship program. Interns work side-by-side with staff in the fields of event management, marketing and communications, learning first-hand all that goes in to sports event acquisition.
Applications for the Spring 2022 semester are being accepted now! Apply here by October 29.
Interns work a fixed schedule of 20-25 hours per week, depending on availability and credit requirements. Hours are scheduled based on the selected students' availability, between the hours 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a mix of in-office and remote working hours. Students will be asked to work several weekend events throughout the course of the semester.
ESC internships are unpaid, but college credit is available.
Please contact Emily Biddle with any questions.
VisitErie and the Erie Sports Commission are committed to the health and safety of our employees, visitors, partners and community. To combat the spread of COVID-19, our office is following all current regulations set forth by the CDC and Erie County Department of Health. As of August 2021, all VisitErie and Erie Sports Commission employees and interns are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination. Students being considered for an internship will be asked to show proof that they are fully vaccinated prior to their first day.
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!
"I couldn't be more grateful for my time at the Erie Sports Commission. I gained a plethora of real world work experience working as the Marketing and Communications Intern. I would highlight recommend interning for this organization to anyone looking to learn useful and applicable knowledge surrounding the world of sports tourism."
- Taylor Huffman, Spring 2020 Intern, Gannon University
"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