Southern Conference Internship Program
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 01/15/2011
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All internship positions have been filled for 2014-15


The Southern Conference, an NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletic conference in Spartanburg, South Carolina, will offer two paid internships for the upcoming academic year, from July, 2014 through June, 2015. Candidates must have the ability to work within the framework of Southern Conference and NCAA regulations. The individuals chosen will have duties as assigned by the Commissioner, their direct supervisor and the internship coordinator. These internships, however, will offer comprehensive experience in all areas of conference administration.

The first Southern Conference internship for 2014-15 will be in the area of Media Relations and could include opportunities for the following duties:   

·      Media Relations:  Assigned tasks will include, but are not limited to, assisting the Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations with compiling and managing league statistics for selected sports, serving as the direct media relations contact for select sports, producing press releases, completing NCAA reporting forms and updating the conference website, along with other duties as assigned.

The second Southern Conference internship for 2014-15 will be in the areas of championships and compliance and could include opportunities to gain experience in the following areas:   

·      Championships: Assigned tasks will include, but are not limited to, assisting the Director of Championships with the administration of 20 Conference championship events;

·      Marketing, Rules Compliance, Multimedia Services, Internal Operations: Assigned tasks could include assisting staff members in general or specific projects relating to these departments and other duties as assigned.

Applicants should possess a bachelor's degree (advanced degree candidate preferred), have experience in media relations, championships administration, and/or general athletics department operations and must have strong communication, organizational and computer skills. Applicants must have the initiative and self motivation to complete tasks as assigned, working independently to meet conference deadlines.

Interested candidates should complete the on-line internship application.  Additionally, applicants should send a letter of interest demonstrating the candidate’s area of experience and a resume with references and any pertinent work samples to: Ms. Sue Arakas, Intern Search Committee, The Southern Conference, 702 N. Pine Street, Spartanburg, S.C., 29303.  This information may also be sent via e-mail to

Applications will be accepted from February 1 through June 1, 2014 or until the positions have been filled.

Women and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.  The Southern Conference is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

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