Internships

Marketing, Sales & Game Operations Internship

Description:

The marketing, sales & game operations internship provides a unique opportunity for the intern to not only receive hands-on experience in putting on Bobcats games but also to gain valuable sales experience while earning commissions on any sales accounts they secure. Marketing, sales & game ops interns report to the general manager and the team owner.

Internship Responsibilities:

  • Prospecting sales leads and turning them into accounts
  • Communicating with media team to execute corporate accounts in a timely manner
  • Assisting with individual/group/season ticket sales as necessary
  • Managing online donation requests
  • Managing online appearance requests
  • Working with media team to create & execute ticket marketing plans including community nights, fundraisers, promotional nights, etc.
  • Assist hosts with corporate nights
  • Creating a stable of rotating games/activities to be played on-ice during intermissions
  • Administer intermission games, including selecting contestants and wrangling participants before and after

Internship Requirements:

  • Be eligible to receive high school, undergraduate or grad school credit for your work
  • Housing and transportation in Bismarck/Mandan or surrounding area
  • Working nights and weekends during games plus office hours
  • Motivated self-starter with strong communication and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office is preferred
  • A winning attitude and strong people skills

Media Internship

Description:

The media internship provides extensive hands-on experience with the inner workings of the NAHL’s premier team-run media effort. Media interns will participate in the team’s graphic design, video production, social media and in-game production; media interns will also have the opportunity to participate in the Bobcats’ radio/web television game broadcasts. Media interns report to the director of broadcasting and media.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in creating advertisements for print and online publication, including posters and social media graphic assets
  • Assisting sales team in executing advertisements for corporate clients in a timely manner
  • Shooting video for production on non-game days, with both HD video cameras and cell phone cameras including live videos on platforms like Facebook Live, Instagram, Periscope and YouTube
  • Editing short videos for social media and in-game use
  • Creating content during games on real-time social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc)
  • Managing and updating graphics and videos for in-house screens for home games
  • Participate in the Bobcats’ radio/web TV broadcast as a reporter or intermission host (home and away, voluntary)
  • Other duties as assigned

Internship Requirements:

  • Be eligible to receive high school, undergraduate or grad school credit for your work
  • Housing and transportation in Bismarck/Mandan or surrounding area
  • Working nights and weekends during home and away games plus office hours
  • Working knowledge of hockey
  • Their own laptop PC to work from (graphics/video editing software is preferred but team will provide to interns who do not have software)
  • Be able to take & follow editorial direction on content
  • Be able to create online content in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite 5 (or later) is preferred but not required
  • Strong communication & organizational skills


    Hockey Operations Internship

    Description:

    The hockey operations internship provides hands-on experience in the day-to-day management of a hockey team alongside a veteran coaching staff, including practice, game day and event preparation for the team throughout a 60-game season. The Hockey Ops intern reports to the coaching staff.

    Responsibilities:

    • Prepare benches and equipment for daily practices
    • Maintain locker room tidiness
    • Handling team laundry following games and during the week
    • Prepare locker room for home games, including jerseys
    • Assist with skate sharpening prior to practices and during games
    • Assist with travel arrangements, including those of visiting teams
    • Assist with compiling video clips for film scouting
    • Assist in organizing tryout camp enrollments
    • Other duties as assigned by coaching staff 

    Internship Requirements:

    • Be working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree or be a recent graduate with a relevant degree
    • Housing and transportation in the Bismarck/Mandan or surrounding area
    • Working nights and weekends during games plus mornings Tuesday through Thursday
    • Strong knowledge of hockey
    • Ability to sharpen skates
    • Strong communication & organizational skills

     

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