If you’re an undergrad looking for experience in sports management, there’s no better spot than the Bay State Games. You will gain real-world, hands-on experience with an organization that organizes over 30 sports and will be involved in many areas of the sports industry including marketing, communications, media relations, finance and operations.
- Michael Coyne, Assistant Commissioner for Men’s Basketball Operations, Big East Conference and Former BSG Intern
The Bay State Games Internship Program offers candidates the opportunity to gain valuable experience in all phases of Sport Management. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about event management, financial management, operations, sponsorship fulfillment, and media relations. Unlike many other internships the Bay State Games Internship Program allows candidates to take ownership of specific projects, and manage events.
For many of the Summer Games tournaments, interns will be the primary point of contact for coaches, officials, and participants. As a result of the large amount of responsibility associated with the position, Bay State Games Interns are often treated as full time employees. Interns at the Bay State Games are expected to work long hours when necessary in order to accomplish the goals of the organization.
Operations Internship - The Bay State Games offers four to five full time operations internships each summer. The internship last 10 – 11 weeks, from mid-May until the end of July. Interns are expected to work regular 40 hour weeks during May and June. During the month of July interns will be expected to work as many hours as necessary to accomplish the goals of the Summer Games. This will include all weekends, as well as 10 – 14 hour days during competitions.
Communications Internship - The Bay State Games also offers a Communications Internship. The Communications Intern will be responsible for creating media content, creating press releases, website updating, etc. Interns are expected to work regular 40 hour weeks during May and June. During the month of July interns will be expected to work as many hours as necessary to accomplish the goals of the Summer Games. This will include all weekends, as well as 10 - 14 hour days during competitions.
The Bay State Games is interested in candidates who are highly motivated, resourceful, creative, and willing to work long, hard hours in order to produce high quality events. Some positions will require experience in tournament operations, finance, marketing, or media relations. Interns should have the ability to manage a competition site, as there are many instances where interns will be the point person at a competition venue. Interns should be college students, or recent college graduates.
The Bay State Games begins accepting applications on a rolling basis at the beginning of November. As applications are received interviews are scheduled from December until February as positions remain available. Interns are usually offered the position during this time period, with the last offers being extended in early March. For the best chance of consideration interns should submit their cover letter and resume as early as possible.
For a list of the Distinguished Staff and Intern Alumni from the Bay State Games click here