Wake Forest University is one of the few schools in the country that can not only compete at the highest level in any sport but has passionate fans and an engaged alumni base that creates a fun and exciting place to work. With the goal of providing a world-class student-athlete experience, the role of the Athletic Communications office is to promote all the on-and-off the field actions by Demon Deacons student-athletes and staff. The audience we try to reach has evolved, as have consumption habits, and it is incumbent upon the Athletic Communications office to navigate a changing landscape.
Our interns will have access to learning every aspect of how an athletic communications office operates in a Power 5 conference school and will leave the program fully prepared for the next step in their career. Our office is committed to ensuring that each intern receives valuable experience through a variety of special projects and day-to-day interaction with student-athletes, coaches, internal staff members and additional campus partners.
Now accepting applications from candidates interested in participating in our Spring Phase.
Spring Phase: January 13 – July 30
•Learn how to work with full-time athletic communications staff members to develop long-term planning and major PR initiatives for various Wake Forest athletic programs and ensures that the overall strategic PR program and accompanying messaging are fully integrated with all athletic department initiatives and activities. •Learn how to work closely with all departments to explore, implement and integrate emerging technologies and ideas on social media. •Assist in serving internal departments (i.e. Communications, Marketing, Video, Ticketing, Boosters, Operations) and team support staff to develop and execute internal and external fan messages for various programs. •Learn how to maintains statistics for the assigned sports, ensuring proper distribution of statistics to the media. •Learn how to work with media outlets and handle day-to-day press operations. •Assist athletic communications staff members on collecting opponent statistical information to assist coaches' scouting efforts. •Assist in the production of sport-specific media guides & record book. •Learn how to maintain files of news clippings and photos pertaining to various sports events and projects relating to the intercollegiate athletics program. •Must maintain a working knowledge of NCAA and ACC rules and regulations and is in compliance with these rules in the course of his or her daily work routine.
Learning will take place with various staff members including both Associate Athletic Director of Athletic Communications, Director of Athletic Communications and three Assistant Directors of Athletic Communications. Their roles are to educate interns on all aspects of the responsibilities under their area. Interns will participate in role play, and observe and shadow each supervisor.
TO APPLY: Email letter of interest and resume (including 2 references) to Bronnie Queen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Salary Information: This is an unpaid internship.
About Wake Forest Athletics
Providing a world-class student-athlete experience as we Develop Champions on and off the field.