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Feb 27 / Carissa Bell

Detroit Lions: Football Education Intern


Ford Field Management, LLC is Detroit’s premier sports and entertainment destination and is the game day home of the Detroit Lions.  Throughout the year, Ford Field hosts events such as concerts, motorsports, college and high school sports, high school and college graduations, and more.  Ford Field also has space available for conferences, meetings, and banquets.  Ford Field has hosted major events such as Super Bowl XL and the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four.

Ford Field Management and the Detroit Lions currently need Football Education Interns.  This position is based out of the Ford Field stadium located in Downtown Detroit. This position will report to the Director of Football Education. We will accept applications for this position until 11:59PM on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
The Football Education Interns will be responsible for assisting the Director of Football Education in regard to all Detroit Lions Football Education Programs such as Summer Camps, Half-time Youth Football Games, 7 on 7 High School Football Passing Tournaments, and Mini-Clinics. 

The interns will be expected to exercise initiative and good judgment in regard to working with children and in all Football Education programs and football outreach initiatives. The hours for this position are 9:00AM – 5:00PM for the first 4 weeks and the last week and approximately 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. during the 8 week camp season. The interns will work an average of 8 hours per day. This internship is seasonal and would begin on Monday, May 13, 2019 and end on Friday, August 16, 2019. This is a paid position. 

During football camps, interns will be required to work outdoors. Please see the 2019 camp schedule here:  ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (including, but not limited to):
The Football Education Intern position will have daily responsibilities including, without limitation, the following: ·      Extensive involvement in the marketing, promotions and public relations of 2019 Detroit Lions Summer Football Camps via print, radio, social media, and grass roots methods·      Planning, evaluation, and coordination of practices, games, and special events, including set up and break down of entire camp operation ·      Scheduling transportation and equipment distribution for events ·      Monitor the day-to-day operations of the field while ensuring requisite supplies are available during practices and games ·      Coordinate the daily on-site camp registration process, including but not limited to, check-in, waiver collection, t-shirt and name tag distribution ·      Enforce safety rules; notify proper personnel when field maintenance is required, and/or recognize any hazardous situations that would be reported to the camp director ·      Selling of merchandise and additional camps ·      Multimedia involvement including, but not limited to, video capturing and editing, video applications and photography ·      Assist with other duties as assigned 

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:·      Strong oral and written communications skills.  This includes the ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listen and get clarification, as well as the ability to write clearly and informatively ·      The ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and develop solutions quickly and effectively ·      Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities in a professional manner ·      Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment in regard to working with children and in all Football Education programs and football outreach initiatives ·       Ability to work with a flexible schedule in order to be available for scheduled events, including nights, weekends and holidays Will accept other responsibilities and duties required by the supervisor consistent with the objectives and essential functions of this position. Such responsibilities shall be incorporated into the position description if they are ongoing.QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:·      Must have completed college Sophomore year or higher and seeking degree in Sports Administration, Marketing, Coaching/Education, Event Management or related field ·      Must have own transportation, valid driver’s license and a good driving record ·      Must have strong desire and ability to work with children ages 4-17 ·      Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions ·      Must have clear understanding, knowledge and passion for football – prior coaching experience preferred ·      Have a strong understanding and ability to properly utilize social media platforms, including but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram ·      Experience working with youth, along with demonstrated leadership skills preferred·      Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint, including Outlook and Internet Explorer) ·      Ability to work with a flexible schedule in order to be available for scheduled events, including nights, weekends and holidays ·      Will adjust schedule as needed to meet work goals and time constraints.·      May require work out of both the Ford Field Management Office and the Allen Park Training Facility

To apply, please submit a copy of your resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest and related experience to the position.  Those that do not provide a cover letter will not be considered. 

Due to the high volume or resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted.