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 Greater Cleveland Sports Commission offers a monthly stipend to interns. Interns are paid monthly. Interns are not eligible for overtime.

Work Hours

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. Interns may not work on scheduled Sports Commission holidays. There may be occasions where attendance is mandatory and at least two weeks notice will be given.

Transportation and Parking

Transportation and parking are not provided or reimbursable. Interns may use the RTA system (the central train station is located in Tower City), or may drive and park for approximately $5 per day in some locations. RTA schedules and routes can be found at www.riderta.com.

Evaluation

Interns will be evaluated in the middle and at the end of the term. These evaluations are meant to be constructive criticism and are a tool for improvement and focus. They are meant 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