Where are they now?

Erie Sports Commission interns are doing great things! 

The Erie Sports Commission Internship Program  provides students with a real-world view of working in the sports industry in the field of events management and marketing and communications. Internships are offered each semester - fall (September through December), spring (January through May) and summer (May through August). 

Hear what some of the ESC's former interns have said about their experience:

Chris 012 October 14 2019 WEBChris Rosato

Special Projects Assistant
Erie Sports Commission
Erie Sports Commission Intern, Spring 2019

"As an intern, I worked closely with Mark, Emily and Ben on actual projects that led to real results and received helpful feedback. Working in a small group, my input was sought after and given real weight - not lost in the shuffle. They tailored the internship to my interests and provided plenty of hands-on experience and networking. They even kept in contact after the internship and offered to help as I transitioned into the professional world. I can't stress enough how great of a career move it was to intern with the Erie Sports Commission!"

Cole Swartout HeadshotCole Swartout

Business Development Specialist
Cleveland Cavaliers
Erie Sports Commission Intern, Summer 2018

"During my time with the Erie Sports Commission I worked very closely with Mark and Emily to help advertise top events that were coming to the area on social media. While completing my internship, I felt as if every idea I had was heard as we discussed new events and new ways to reach out to others from all over the country. This gave me a great insight on what marketing in the sports industry looks like. It has also helped me grow to where I’m at today with the Cleveland Cavaliers as I am now meeting with businesses on a consistent basis to discuss what we can do for their employees and clients."

Mehnert Headshot
Ryan Mehnert

Tournament Associate
Florida State Golf Association
Erie Sports Commission Intern, Spring 2016 

"After graduating from Mercyhurst University in 2017 with a Sports Management and Marketing degree, I took a full-time position with the Rochester District Golf Association (RDGA). I started as an intern with the RDGA  in the summer of 2016, and currently hold the role as Assistant Executive Director. My main responsibilities at the RDGA include the pre-event planning/setup, and the running of local USGA Championship Qualifiers and local Rochester Area Championships. In addition, I assist approximately 70 local clubs with any questions they may have with their own event setup, the GHIN handicapping network, or the course rating system. I  love being part of the sports industry, particularly in golf. As I continue to further my career in this great industry, I can't thank the Erie Sports Commission enough for providing me with a great experience, and showing me how events should be properly be run from start to finish."


Karah Hollis HeadshotKarah Hollis

Erie Sports Commission Intern, Spring 2017 

"I honestly use what I learned at the ESC every single day. Working in sports, it's so important to understand every aspect from economic impact, marketing and the operational logistics of the sporting event itself. I help handle sponsors and sponsorship, so being able to explain to current and potential sponsors how much our soccer team impacts the Chicagoland area is very important to them when deciding how much time and money they should invest in us." 





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