Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

Internships and Career Opportunities

Greater Cleveland Sports Commission Internship Program

The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission operates one of Northeast Ohio's top internship programs. Interns perform intergral tasks and projects that aid the organization in operating exceptional events. The goal of the internship program is to provide a meaningful and educational experience in the sports and events industry. The program has twice earned The Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE) EXPY for top small company internship program in the region. 

Internship Terms

  • Fall: August - December
  • Spring: January - May
  • Summer: May - August

Internship Positions

  • Event Management
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Business Development

Compensation

The summer internship program requires a minimum of 40 hours per week. The spring and fall sessions require 20 hours per week. If the student is receiving college credit for the internship, the college or university will determine work hours, up to 40 hours per week. The Sports Commission is flexible in terms of exact work hours, but would require a loose schedule to be created in advance. Due to the nature of our business, events may fall on holidays and weekends. Depending on the extent of participation in these events, event comp time may be given, and holidays may be used on another day. There is no provision for overtime pay.

Transportation and Parking

Transportation and parking are not provided or reimbursable. Interns ma use the RTA system (schedules and routes can be found at www.riderta.com) which is located in Tower City and is about a 5 minute walk from our office. Or you may drive and park for approximately $7 per day in a nearby parking lot. Attached garage parking is also available for $85 a month, and requires a $50 refundable deposit for the garage door opener.

Evaluation

Interns will be evaluated in the middle and at the end of the term. These evaluations are meant to be a tool for reviewing progress and focus. These evaluations will also help to determine if the job duties and working conditions match the intern’s interests and expectations while allowing the GCSC to determine whether the intern’s qualifications, job performance, and work habits meet GCSC standards. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to evaluate the Sports Commission on the quality of the internship program. 

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should fill out the Internship Application and send it along with a current copy of their resume, cover letter and references to:

Greater Cleveland Sports Commission 
Attn: Internship Program 
334 Euclid Avenue, Suite 100 
Cleveland, Ohio, 44114

Or email to Lauren Harris at: lharris@clevelandsports.org

Event Team Application

Event team members are needed for the 10th Annual Cleveland Clinic Sports Health: Continental Cup International Youth Festival from June 29th - July 6th. The application deadline is May 1, 2015. Interested candidates should fill out the Event Team Application and send it along with a current copy of their resume, cover letter and references to:

Greater Cleveland Sports Commission 
Attn: Event Team Application
334 Euclid Avenue, Suite 100 
Cleveland, Ohio, 44114

Or email to Lauren Harris at: lharris@clevelandsports.org

The GCSC is an equal opportunity employer and does not hire, terminate, promote, pay or assign employees on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation or handicap.