Sports Commission Internship Program
The St. Louis Sports Commission offers an internship program – during the fall, spring, or summer academic semesters – to undergraduate university students. Occasionally post-graduate internships are available.
A background in sports administration, sports marketing, sports management, communications, or journalism and a passion for sports are preferred.
The intern’s learning experience is acquired by working normal business hours at the Sports Commission’s office, and at events produced by the organization. Generally internships are not compensated; parking is paid.
Internship Dates & Application Deadlines
For questions, please contact Careth Tash at firstname.lastname@example.org. The duration of internships can be flexible depending on Sports Commission and/or individual student needs.
Internships may be a combination of remote and in-person work.
The Sports Commission is looking for interns to assist the organization with event operations and event marketing. If you are interested in any of those areas, please follow the application process below.
Winter/Spring: January – May
Summer: May – August
Fall: August – December
- Letter of Interest (please explain how your skill set and experience make you an ideal candidate for an internship with the St. Louis Sports Commission)
- Two letters of recommendation
Careth Tash at email@example.com
St. Louis Sports Commission
308 N. 21st Street – Suite 500
St. Louis, MO 63103
Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.
This process will focus on the Sports Commission’s time and event requirements and the experience and goals of the students.
The Intern Experience
The St. Louis Sports Commission is an independent, privately funded non-profit organization with a mission of making the region a better place to live, visit, work and play through sports. Our efforts focus on acquiring/creating, producing and managing major sporting events for the St. Louis area; and contributing to its quality of life. The organization also coordinates youth programs and sports clinics through its affiliated St. Louis Sports Foundation.
Interns will participate and gain valuable experience in several facets of the Sports Commission’s work. As an intern, you will be involved in event management and operations, marketing and sales, communications, fundraising and graphic design.
Interns are given major responsibilities crucial to the success of the organization’s events. You will also participate in staff meetings, board meetings and provide assistance to all full-time staff members as needed.
The growth of sports management and marketing in academic programs and the field of sports as a career goal have resulted in greater competition for jobs in the workforce. An internship with the Sports Commission will give you experience and expertise allowing you to stand out in this specialized industry. You also will connect with many individuals in the St. Louis business and sports community through your day-to-day work at the Sports Commission.
ST. LOUIS SPORTS COMMISSION INTERNSHIP
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Enrolled in an academic program consistent with marketing and management in the sports industry.
- Good writing, communication and people skills.
- Prior sports related experience preferred and helpful.
- Computer skills using Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
- Experience with Adobe Cloud programs is a plus (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Premiere)
- Work days are Monday through Friday with a 35 to 40-hour work week; generally starting at 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. As event dates approach, interns may be asked to assist during evenings and/or weekends.
- The duration of an internship is generally compatible with college/university academic semesters. These are unpaid positions; parking is provided.
- The dress code for interns is business casual – jeans, shorts or sweat clothes are not appropriate.
WHAT OUR INTERNS ARE SAYING
“Working for the St. Louis Sports Commission was the best internship to prepare me for a career in the sports and marketing industry. I loved getting to work and learn from the entire SLSC team at various events throughout the summer from a USGA golf tournament, to a 5k, and preparing for many fall events. I was entrusted to take on many projects and learned so much from getting hands on experience that I could never have learned from a classroom. For anyone looking for a career in sports, marketing, or events, I highly recommend applying for an internship with the St. Louis Sports Commission and learning first hand from individuals who care about your growth and have a deep passion for both sports and the St. Louis region.”
University of Arkansas (2015)
“During my internship, I actively contributed to the execution of diverse sporting events in St. Louis, orchestrated by the Sports Commission. This hands-on involvement not only proved to be an educational journey but also an enjoyable one! What distinguishes the Sports Commission is its tight-knit team and inclusive atmosphere. As an intern, I was entrusted with tasks that truly made me feel like a vital member of the team. The support provided by the team facilitated my professional growth, and I am confident that the skills I acquired during this experience will propel me further in my career.”
Saint Louis University (2024)
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
Gain invaluable experience, make industry connections, and see what’s driving the sports scene in St. Louis. Submit your application for an internship with the Sports Commission today!