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March 9, 2020 — CUNY Athletic Conference has summer internships in journalism and in social media, as well as in video, television and streaming production, and in video editing and graphics.

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The City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) is an NCAA and NJCAA Division III conference with 15 members that reach across all five boroughs of New York City. Since officially coming into existence in 1987, the conference has been amongst the leaders in Division III with initiatives that focus on the student as much as the athlete in student­athlete. The conference sponsors 32 Conference Championships across 11 different sports, a slew of Intramural Championships, and several special events. More information can be found about the CUNY Athletic Conference at cunyathletics.com.

Job Description

The Communications & Multimedia area at the Division III level encompasses writing, statistics, marketing, design, video, social media and more. At CUNYAC, this area handles all releases including those on tournaments, awards, initiatives, events, and human interest pieces. The area also manages the social media, conference standings, roster reporting, marketing initiatives, video production, live streaming efforts, photography, public address announcing, and a variety of other tasks as assigned. Interns can expect a wide array of tasks and creative freedom in all roles.

Benefits

NOTE: All internships are unpaid internships

  • Networking Opportunities: Interns can interact with entities that include but are not limited to conference members, national and regional organizations, and corporate entities. Interacting in this setting provides invaluable opportunity to leverage the network for opportunities later on including job searches
  • Professional Experience, Professional Responsibility: Interns work on projects and tasks at a high­level and are expected to take ownership of their tasks in a way that provides the truest real­world experience. (Coffee Running and Copying are not what we call “experience”)
  • Career Opportunities: Positions throughout the conference, its members, and affiliated organizations open up throughout the year. Interns have the inside track with relevant experience and a network that will give them the best chance at landing that position in sports. As an example, the CUNYAC office currently has seven interns working for the office in a part­time or full­time capacity.
  • Skill Development: Skills are vital to employers. Whether they be in leadership, communications, organization, or technology, interns have the ability to build the skills that their future employers desire.
  • Flexibility: At the Division III level, virtually every employee handles multiple roles. We use this approach for our interns. Interns may be hired for one area and decide to work within another at times. Similarly, our relationships with our members provides interns with the opportunity to intern at the campus level on certain days throughout their experience to experience what it’s like to work in an on­campus environment.

Internships Available

Journalism Intern

Journalism interns will focus on writing for the conference. Writing will mostly consist of releases but marketing materials, email blasts, event scripts, and web pages are among other areas in which the skill could be developed.

Preferred Majors (Specific Majors Are Not Required): Communications, Journalism.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Writing releases on awards, events, initiatives and human interest pieces
  • ]Interviewing students, coaches, and administrators for writing and promotional pieces
  • Conducting video and or audio interviews for additional multimedia content
  • Writing scripts for Master of Ceremonies and Public Address Announcers General Qualifications
  • Ability to work, solve problems, and make decisions quickly and effectively under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication skills
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work nights and weekends
  • General understanding of sports and college athletics

Technology Utilized (Experience is Preferred but NOT Required)

  • Google Drive Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Website Management Systems (SIDEARM)

Social Media Intern

Social Media interns will focus on building the conference social media presence across multiple platforms. Social media platforms currently include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and YouTube but could expand in the ever­changing industry.

Preferred Majors (Specific Majors Are Not Required): Sport Management, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing the conference Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and/or Google+ accounts
  • Researching and implementing new social media initiatives
  • Providing fans with in­game content for championship events
  • Supervising and reporting on the use of social media by member institutions General Qualifications
  • Ability to work, solve problems, and make decisions quickly and effectively under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication skills
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work nights and weekends
  • General understanding of sports and college athletics

Technology Utilized (Experience is Preferred but NOT Required)

  • Google Drive Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
  • Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and Tweetdeck
  • Website Management Systems (SIDEARM)

Video, Television and Streaming Production Intern

Video, Television and Streaming Production interns will focus on increasing the breadth and depth of video content including videos, television, and streaming efforts. Interns can have a range of responsibilities based on their interests and skills that include preparing for or being an on­camera part of productions.

Preferred Majors (Specific Majors Are Not Required): Broadcast Journalism, Communications, TV or Film Studies.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Assisting in the production of televised and streamed events
  • Work with all multimedia based personnel to provide the highest quality coverage
  • Interview players, coaches, and staff for highlight videos and televised productions
  • May require on-­camera work for video productions (Based on ability) General Qualifications
  • Ability to work, solve problems, and make decisions quickly and effectively under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication skills
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work nights and weekends
  • General understanding of sports and college athletics

Technology Utilized (Experience is Preferred but NOT Required)

  • Google Drive Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
  • Adobe After Effects, YouTube
  • Streaming Services (Wirecast, SIDEARM Streaming)

Video Editing and Graphics Intern

Video Editing and Graphics interns will focus on improving the look and feel of all video content distributed by the conference. The designing will center around in­game graphics but will also include those for highlight videos among other post­production packages.

Preferred Majors (Specific Majors Are Not Required): Broadcast Journalism, Communications, TV or Film Studies.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Creating graphics for highlight videos, taped shows, and live streaming
  • Editing game footage to create highlight packages for the conference YouTube and media entities
  • Creating promotional videos for use on member institution televisions and on websites throughout the conference
  • Producing profile videos on student­athletes, coaches, and administrators as assigned General Qualifications
  • Ability to work, solve problems, and make decisions quickly and effectively under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication skills
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work nights and weekends
  • General understanding of sports and college athletics

Technology Utilized (Experience is Preferred but NOT Required)

  • Google Drive Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
  • Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe After Effects, YouTube

How to Apply

Interested parties may apply by emailing a resume and cover letter to cunyathleticconference@gmail.com

Deadlines

Apply as soon as possible.

Our Journalism Concentration & Minor

The Hunter College journalism program is offered as a concentration or a minor within the Department of Film & Media Studies. Its curriculum is built around production courses in journalism and analytical courses in media studies. Learn more about our course requirements.

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