2017 Summer Internships Now Available
Grafton, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks are currently accepting resumes and applications for our 2017 summer internship positions. Summer internships begin immediately after the college spring semester and typically run until about mid-August. Students can receive college credit for their internship hours. All internships are unpaid.
The main goal of the Chinooks internship program is to give the intern staff a variety of duties and responsibilities in a number of different areas throughout the summer. The team has had over 250 interns come through their organization in the past five years. The Chinooks currently have five former interns working in the front office while others currently work for the Milwaukee Brewers, Bucks, Admirals as well as other Northwoods League teams and minor league teams throughout the country.
The Chinooks have a number of internship opportunities available in ticket sales, marketing and operations, webcast, journalism, photography, accounting, and graphic design. Next for 2017, is our concessions and hospitality internship.
Ticket sales interns will be responsible for bringing in new clients for group tickets and season tickets as well as selling single game tickets. They will also help provide customer service to all ticketing customers. On game nights, interns will rotate between selling walk-up single game tickets, distributing will-call tickets, ticket taking, managing Fan Assistance, and selling 50/50 raffle tickets and programs. Also on game nights, interns will be responsible for checking in with their clients. Sales interns do have the opportunity to earn commission on all new sales.
Marketing and operations interns will rotate between a number of different duties and responsibilities. Duties and rotations will include: Marketing (setup/take down/execution of all between inning promotions and fan participation, coordination and logistics of pre-game/post-game on-field activities, coordination and logistics of promotions/theme nights/guest appearances/giveaways, merchandise store assistance, kids zone management, and mascot handler). Operations (stadium/field operations and maintenance, clubhouse assistance, parking management, kids zone management, ushering). Concessions & Hospitality (managing main concession stand and kiosk, coordination and logistics of all hospitality areas, assistance with food and beverage orders/deliveries/inventory/quality). They will also assist with distribution of marketing materials throughout community. Will be required to attend player,mascot, and organization appearances in the community. They will also have the opportunity to promote the team and promotions using unique marketing techniques.
Webcast interns will be responsible for producing a live webcast of every Chinooks home game. This year, the Chinooks will be broadcasting their games in HD quality. The webcast internship is a great way for students to break into the multimedia industry. On game days, interns will rotate between operating and maintaining equipment such as cameras, switchers, and audio/sound equipment. Webcast interns will also have the opportunity to direct a few game broadcasts throughout the season. The team will also produce video package for the team's video board and website.
Journalism interns will be responsible for coverage for all regular season home games including taking game notes and posting updates on social media sites during games, writing game summaries and articles for team’s website, emailing game summaries and articles to appropriate media outlets following games. They may be required to follow Chinooks away games via in-person, internet, or radio and post game results on team’s website and social media sites. Will be required to write Chinooks related stories for team’s program, game day insert, team’s website and social media sites. Our journalism interns will also help manage the team's social media accounts on game days such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.
Photography interns will be responsible for photographing all regular season home games including capturing game action shots, players, mascot, fans, and employee shots. They will also be required to capture shots of special events and activities occurring around the stadium. The team photographer may be required to attend player/mascot/organization appearances throughout the community. Interns will be responsible for uploading photos to the appropriate websites including the team’s website and social media sites after each game and appearance. They will also help the organization create an archive of photos for future reference. Photography majors are desired.
Accounting interns will assist with all financial duties within the Chinooks organization. Interns will work with daily cash deposits including cash receipts and resolving discrepancies. Assist in creating weekly and monthly journal entry reports. Invoice customers and process customer credit/debit memos. They will compile and balance charge card receipts. Other duties include perform regular accounts payable postings plus assisting with entering employee payroll data. On game nights, accounting interns will assist the ticket sales staff and will be responsible for the same duties and responsibilities.
Graphic design interns will work closely with the team's marketing department. Interns will create marketing materials used for stadium marketing and promotional advertising. Will be responsible for developing marketing materials for ticket and sponsorship fulfillment. Assist with for producing daily game day field notes. Finally they will help with updating, creating, and implementing content for team’s website and social media platforms.
Our newest internship experience being added in 2017 is our concessions and hospitality internship. These interns will have duties and responsibilities beyond those duties found in our marketing and operations internship. They will help with managing our main concession stand and kiosk as well as managing all of our game day concession employees including training and scheduling. Interns will be responsible for the setup and takedown of the concessions areas on game days. This team will work with management on coordinating meals for the home and visiting teams. They will work with the concession managers to help manage all hospitality areas. Finally, they will be responsible for managing all non-Chinooks events at Kapco Park over the course of the summer.
All intern staffs will be responsible for the setup of the stadium prior to the season and closing down the stadium after the season.
If you are interested in applying for an internship position with the Lakeshore Chinooks, please send a résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Chinooks office at 262-618-4659. Early submissions is highly recommend as our intern staffs will fill up quickly.