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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 Fall 2024 are being accepted! Apply here.

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. 

The deadline to apply is April 12

ESC internships are unpaid, but college credit is available. 

Questions? Contact Sydney Dietz at

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Social Media and Communications Intern

The Social Media and Communications Intern will work under the Events & Marketing Manager 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! 

"The Erie Sports Commission provided me with the experience I need to continue my future in a social media and communications field. I made so many connections and gained valuable experience. It was a great internship and I would recommend any student wanting to learn more about the sports industry to apply."

- Katelyn Riker, Summer 2023 Intern, Gannon University

"The Erie Sports Commission provided me with invaluable knowledge and connected me with great people in the sports industry. I enjoyed every minute of my experience and have recommended it to all of my peers."

- Emily Blount, Summer 2021 Intern, Mercyhurst University

"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