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Internships: Communications/Community Relations
INTERN - Digital Media - The Detroit Lions (Allen Park, MI)

The Detroit Lions currently have an opening for a Digital Media Intern in the Digital Media Department. The Intern will have the opportunity to learn about and assist in the operation and upkeep of Detroitlions.com and its communication between the Lions organization and the public.
 

Hours/Duration of Position:

This Digital Media Internship is a short-term 40-hour-per-week paid position that will run from mid-July 2014 through mid-January 2015. Candidates must have the ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of this position which will include working major scheduled events on nights, weekends, and holidays.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with daily and long-term maintenance of Detroitlions.com, including page updates, article posts and video posts
  • Record interviews, transcribe and edit for Detroitlions.com
  • Put together/send out email newsletters 
  • Assist in producing site photography and photo galleries
  • Answer incoming phone calls, mail, faxes, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing or recently completed Bachelor’s degree in Website management, Journalism, Public Relations, Graphic Design, or Communications
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Poise and the ability to present him or herself to others with professionalism and maturity
  • An energetic and self-motivated attitude
  • Comfortable speaking with professional athletes and coaches in both a work setting and within the context of an interview

Required Experience

  • Candidates should have experience in the areas of communications, journalism, written communication and basic web and graphic design
  • Experience with Adobe web elements (e.g. Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator) strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer) required
     

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications in Digital Media for consideration.

NO CALLS PLEASE. Due to the high volume of applicants we receive for internships, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a college degree program where you maintained a GPA of 3.0 or above? Please answer Yes or No and provide GPA.

2. Do you have housing and transportation in the metro Detroit area for the duration of this internship?

3. What is your college major?

4. Why are you interested in web management?

5. Do you have experience in using Adobe web elements such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator? Please indicate which tools you have used and your level of proficiency (e.g. Beginner, Intermediate, Expert).

6. How much writing experience do you have and what kind of writing have you done (e.g. press releases, articles)?

7. Why are you interested in pursuing a career in sports?

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Internships: Player Operations
INTERN - Football Operations/Player Development (Off-Season) - The Detroit Lions (Allen Park, MI)

The Detroit Lions Football Operations Department is accepting applications for an off season intern for their department. The intern will support the Football Operations and Player Development with various administrative functions. The internship will be an opportunity for a Senior in college or Graduate Student to work in a professional setting to help further their understanding of professional sports.


Hours/Duration of Position

  • 20-40 hours per week from late April – late June. The schedule will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and hours will be dictated by the Football Operations and Player Development Department.
     
  • 40+ hours per week during training camp from late July to late August. During training camp, the intern will work seven days per week and will put in over 40 hours of work per week. Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays is required.

This position is based in the Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, MI. Candidates must provide own housing and transportation to and from Allen Park and to Ford Field. Preference will be given to local candidates. This is a paid position.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to Football Operations and Player Development Department
  • Post daily schedules
  • Coordinate transportation for players
  • Assist with video and equipment during practice
  • Provide administrative support for training camp preparation
  • Assist with scheduling CMP
  • Assist with Rookie Transition Program
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications

  • The preferred candidate has completed at least their junior year at a four year accredited college or university and holds a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • Experience working or volunteering for a college football team is required (no exceptions)
  • Excellent computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Mature and trustworthy
  • Understand the strict level of confidentiality involved in working for a professional sports team
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and work under pressure
  • Ability to develop working relationships across all levels of the organization


Physical Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record are required and will be verified
  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, lift and move equipment. 
  • Ability to reach, bend, sit and/or stand, climb or balance, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Ability to transport players in the team shuttle


To Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position and include a resume summarizing your past work experience. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Due to the high volume of resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update you on the status of your candidacy or confirm that your resume was received. NO CALLS PLEASE.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you currently enrolled or a recent graduate from a college degree program with a GPA of at least 3.0?

2. What is your current GPA?

3. Have you completed your junior year of college?

4. Do you currently have transportation and housing in the Allen Park/metro Detroit area for the duration of this internship?

5. Do you have a valid driver's license and clean driving record?

6. Do you have past experience in volunteering or working for a college football program? Please explain.

7. How has your experience in college football prepared you for this type of position?

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Internships: Any Internship
INTERN - Human Resources - Ford Field - Gameday home of the Detroit Lions (Detroit, MI)

Description:
Ford Field Management, LLC is Detroit’s premier sports and entertainment destination and is the game day home of the Detroit Lions.  Throughout the year, Ford Field hosts events such as concerts, motorsports, college sports, high school and college graduations, and more.  Ford Field also has space available for conferences, meetings, and banquets.  Ford Field has hosted major events such as Super Bowl XL and the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four.

Ford Field Management and the Detroit Lions are accepting applicants for a Human Resources Intern. 
This position is based out of the Ford Field stadium located in Downtown Detroit.  The Human Resources Intern will have the opportunity to support a diverse range of Human Resources activities and have the opportunity to learn the many facets of Human Resources.  This position will report to the Human Resources Generalist.

Summary:
The Human Resources Intern will assist with many facets of the Human Resources Department, including providing support on recruiting, benefits, records, and employee services. The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills and the ability to multi-task.  The candidate will demonstrate maturity and ability to understand the highly confidential nature of Human Resources. 

This is a paid internship.  The candidate should be, but not limited to, a Junior or Senior level student pursuing a degree in Human Resources. 


Hours/Duration of Position:
This is a part-time internship from April through September 30th.  Candidates must be available for part of the day between 9:00AM and 5:00PM, 2-3 days per week for 15-24 hours per week.  Hours can be flexible to accommodate a student’s school schedule, however, all candidates need to be available for work until the end of September.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Assist in recruitment and processing of newly hired employees, including but not limited to, writing job descriptions, posting of positions, responding to employment inquiries, conducting phone interviews and completing employment verifications
• Assist with intern and new employee orientation program and on-boarding process
• Assist with benefit related projects
• Assist with recordkeeping projects
• Assist HR department with research and information gathering projects
• Other administrative duties as assigned

Ideal Qualifications:
• Must be motivated, reliable, and be accurate and efficient with ability to meet deadlines
• Maintains professionalism when communicating with internal and external contacts
• Strong oral and written communications skills.  This includes the ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listen and get clarification, as well as the ability to write clearly and informatively
• Must be detail oriented with strong organizational skills and successfully manage multiple priorities in a professional manner
• The ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and develop solutions quickly and effectively
• Will keep appropriate information confidential


Requirements:
• Junior or Senior status and presently enrolled in a college degree program, majoring in Human Resources preferred
• GPA of a 3.0 or above required
• Must possess a professional attitude and have a strong willingness to learn
• Applicants must have strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook)
• Applicants must have the ability to travel between the Ford Field and Allen Park complexes
• Must have own transportation and valid driver’s license


To Apply:
Please submit a copy of your resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest and related experience to the position.  Those that do not provide a cover letter will not be considered.


Due to the high volume or resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application.  Those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  NO CALLS PLEASE.

*Please note that while resumes of all candidates will be considered, as a way for the Lions organization to acknowledge and reciprocate the tremendous support given to the Team by local fans and the local community in general, qualified candidates with permanent addresses in the Metro Detroit and surrounding areas will be given first consideration whenever possible.

The Detroit Lions and Ford Field Management are Equal Opportunity Employers.

 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you in your junior or senior year of college and presently enrolled in a college degree program, majoring in Human Resources? What is your current GPA?

2. Do you currently have transportation and housing in the metro Detroit area for the duration of this internship?

3. Are you available to work the hours required for this position?

4. What excites you the most about the Human Resources Internship opportunity?

5. Please describe your past Human Resources internship experience.

6. What areas of Human Resources are you interested in the most?

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Internships: Any Internship
INTERN - Media Relations - Detroit Lions (Allen Park, MI)

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Detroit Lions currently have three internships available in the Media Relations Department. The Media Relations interns will assist in helping to streamline daily communications between the players, coaches, front office and the media.  

HOURS/SCOPE OF POSITION:

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week internship from mid-July 2014 through the end of the football seaon in January/February.  All applicants must be able to work a flexible schedule which includes working nights, weekends, and holidays as the football schedule dictates.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Media Services

  • Assist reporters in obtaining interviews with players and coaches, and coordinate phone interviews.
  • Assist with weekly conference call with opposing teams.
  • Monitor practice to ensure media and spectators remain in appropriate areas.

Media Information and Publications

  • Assist in production of team notes and update statistics.
  • Transcribe quotes from press conferences and media sessions or for additional projects.
  • Assist with the posting and updating of information for the team’s media website, www.media.detroitlions.com

Team Publications

  • Write, research, and edit stories for Game Day program.
  • Assist in pagination and production.

Game Operations

  • Prepare game notes and league notes for press box.
  • Assist in tracking substitutions and preparing post-game notes.
  • Set up post-game press conference and assist with post-game interviews and transcripts.

Additional Duties

  • Clip and distribute Detroit Lions articles out of newspapers and magazines.
  • Assist in maintaining proper archive files.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating Digital Asset Management system. 
  • Assist in updating digital photo and graphics archive.
  • Assist with donations through acquiring autographs from players and coaches.
  • Answer incoming phone calls, and assisting with mail, faxes, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

Communication Skills

  • Effective use of both writing and oral communication skills is required.
  • Candidates must prove effective interpersonal communication skills to both internal and external audiences. 
  • Applicants must be comfortable in speaking with professional athletes and coaches in both a work setting and within the context of an interview.

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer) and Adobe (InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat) is required.

Training and experience

  • Currently pursuing or recently completed Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: Communications, Journalism, Sports Management, Sports Marketing or Sports Communications.
  • Previous experience in writing for publicity, publications or in the field of journalism is strongly preferred.
  • Previous internship experience in Public Relations, Sports Information, Journalism, Sports Management, or with a sports organization is preferred.

NO CALLS PLEASE. Due to the high level of interest in this position, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted directly.


 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a four-year accredited college degree program where you maintained a GPA of 3.0 or above?

2. What is your college major?

3. Why are you interested in Media Relations?

4. Do you have experience in writing for publicity, publications or in the field of journalism? (Please answer Yes or No and provide a short explanation.)

5. Do you have previous internship experience in Public Relations, Sports Information, Journalism, Sports Management, or with a sports organization? (Please answer Yes or No and provide a short explanation.)

6. Do you have experience in working for or interning with a college Athletic Communications/Sports Communications department?

7. Do you have experience in using Adobe programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Acrobat?

8. Do you currently have housing and transportation in the metro Detroit area for the duration of this internship?

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Internships: Any Internship
INTERN - Video Department - Detroit Lions (Allen Park, MI)

Summary of Position:

The Detroit Lions are accepting applications for two internships in the Video department. The Video Department is responsible for video footage which is used by the coaching staff, players, and personnel department at all practices and football games while ensuring the proper operation of equipment used.

The Video Department interns will have the opportunity to learn about and assist with the day-to-day operations of the department. The interns will gain hands on training and experience in camera work, editing, and light post-production work in a professional sports environment.


Hours/Duration of Position:

Interns will work between 30-40+ hours per week.

Please be aware that interns will not work the same schedule every day. Their hours will be scheduled around team practice. All applicants MUST be able to work a flexible and varied schedule which will include nights, weekends, and holidays. A typical schedule might be 9:30am - 3:00pm or 10:30am to 5:00pm.

Internships begin in late July 2014 and will end at the end of the football season in January/February. These positions are based at the Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, MI and will also travel to Ford Field in Detroit, MI. Internships are paid positions, but interns are required have their own housing in metro Detroit, as well as transportation to and from the Practice Facility and Stadium.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate third camera during practice, workouts, and special assignments
     
  • Download video (digitize or capture) onto video server, mark clips, and create sequences for viewing by the coaching staff, management, and personnel departments. This includes practice, workouts, and opponents footage
  • Assist in set-up of all video equipment utilized at hotels (away games only) and verify that all set-ups are operational for team meetings
     
  • On day of game, assist in set-up of video equipment used on the field (printers)
     
  • Assist in organizing prints during games (home and away) for coaching staff
     
  • Assist in maintaining video library
     
  • Other duties as assigned
     

Requirements

  • The preferred candidate is looking for internship experience during or immediately following their junior or senior year of college.
     
  • Applicants MUST HAVE prior experience in video for a college football team or previous video internships within the National Football League. This position does not involve any broadcast responsibilities such as post-production.
     
  • Interns will not work the same schedule every day. Their hours will be scheduled around team practice. All applicants MUST be able to work a flexible and varied schedule which will include nights, weekends, and holidays.
     
  • Applicants must provide their own transportation and housing
     
  • Knowledge of camera systems (ENG/EFP) and its operations preferred
     
  • Knowledge of video equipment (Panasonic HD) preferred


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
     
  • Ability to reach, bend, sit and/or stand, climb or balance, kneel, crouch or crawl
     
  • Ability to run with camera while shooting on-field drills

To Apply

Please submit both a resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in this position.  Those candidates who fail to submit a cover letter will be removed from consideration.


NO CALLS PLEASE. We regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

 

 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you currently enrolled or recently graduated from an accredited four year college degree program?

2. Was your college GPA 3.0 or above? If no, please provide GPA.

3. Do you have experience in shooting video for a college FOOTBALL team? (YES/NO)

4. If you answered yes to #3 above, which football team?

5. Have you worked for football football coaches where you were shooting video? Please explain.

6. Do you have past internship experience with camera systems such as ENG/EFP?

7. Do you have experience with Panasonic HD video equipment?

8. Hou shot video for All-22 or End Zone? Please explain.

9. Do you have housing and transportation in the metro Detroit area for the duration of this internship? If you do not, but are able to obtain your own housing, please explain.

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Internships: Any Internship
INTERN- Broadcasting - Detroit Lions (Detroit, MI)

Description:

Ford Field Management, LLC is Detroit’s premier sports and entertainment destination and is the game day home of the Detroit Lions. Throughout the year, Ford Field hosts events such as concerts, motorsports, college sports, high school and college graduations, and more. Ford Field also has space available for conferences, meetings, and banquets. Ford Field has hosted major events such as Super Bowl XL and the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four.

Ford Field Management and the Detroit Lions currently have a need for a Broadcasting Intern. This position is based in the Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, MI and will also work at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. This position will report to the Director of Broadcasting & Production.


Summary:

The intern will have the opportunity to learn and assist with the day-to-day operations of the Broadcasting Department and will assist in the production of the Ford Lions Report television program and game day production at Ford Field. The intern will work home games on our production crew and gather material for the NFL Network.


Hours/Duration of Position:

Interns will work approximately 40 hours per week. The internship would begin in late July of 2014 and end at the conclusion of the football season. This position is based in the Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, MI and also at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. This is a paid position, but interns are required to provide their own housing and transportation.


Broadcasting Duties:

  • Assist in the set up and video taping of the Head Coach's press conferences on Mondays
  • Coordinate guests for team radio shows on Sundays and Mondays
  • Videotape, edit, and post multiple stories each day for the team website 
  • Prepare video tapes and shipping package for the syndication of the Ford Lions Report
  • Set up and maintain a current video library during the season for use with both the television show and game day productions
  • Assist player guests for the taping of the Ford Lions Report
  • Assist in videotaping postgame press conferences and player interviews for postgame shows and NFL Network
  • Coordinate with the NFL Network


Requirements:

  • The preferred candidate is in their Senior year or looking for experience immediately following graduation from a college or university with a degree in Broadcasting, Journalism, Film, Mass Media or related field
  • Candidate must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, including being available for major scheduled events on nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Candidates must provide own transportation and housing
  • Candidates must have the ability to operate a video camera and non-linear editing system and a willingness to learn new equipment and systems
  • Candidates must have experience in website streaming and posting


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to reach, bend, sit and/or stand, climb or balance, kneel, crouch or crawl

 
To Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position and include a resume summarizing your past work experience. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Due to the high volume of resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update you on the status of your candidacy or confirm that your resume was received. NO CALLS PLEASE.
 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a four year accredited college degree program with a GPA of at least 3.0?

2. Are you majoring in Broadcasting, Communications, Journalism, Sports Management, Sports Marketing, or Sports Communications?

3. Do you currently have transportation and housing in the metro Detroit area for the duration of this internship?

4. Do you have past internship experience with broadcast cameras and equipment? Please answer YES/NO.

5. Do you have experience with post-production video editing? Please answer YES/NO.

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Information Systems/Technical: Network Administration/Services
Network/Server Administrator - Ford Field - Home of the Detroit Lions (Detroit, MI)

Ford Field Management, game day home of the Detroit Lions, currently has an opening for a Network/Server Administrator.  The home of the Detroit Lions is comprised of approximately 1.85 million square feet with four levels of suites, a level of club seating, and a ground level designated for restaurants, concessions and retail. The unique design incorporates the old Hudson’s warehouse (established in the 1920’s) as part of the industry-leading sports and entertainment development which includes banquet facilities, restaurants, office space, retail services, food courts, lounge areas and all private suites. Ford Field plays host to over 120 event days and holds over 65,000 in attendance.

The Network/Server Administrator will be responsible for analyzing, designing, installing, configuring, and the maintaining and repairing of the network/server infrastructure and application components. The Network/Server Administrator will also provide information, direction, and recommendations regarding the company network/server configurations and installations to ensure system agility and performance meets user satisfaction.

This is a full-time position based at the Ford Field stadium in downtown Detroit, but will also work out of the Detroit Lions Practice Facility in Allen Park. This position includes a full benefits package as well as wonderful perks!
 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the basics behind the network/server infrastructure (DNS, Security, IP routing, HTTP, VPN, Email Routing, SPAM, etc.)
  • Design, setup, and configure complex switching and wireless networking that supports open and secured access and the ability to support voice and video applications
  • Design and maintenance of multi-server environments including IP address schemes, DNS, WINS, Ether-Channel, etc. 
  • Maintain multi-site operations, software applications, operating systems, and regular maintenance with both private and public facilities
  • Responsible for MS Exchange environment
  • Responding to internal staff, external service providers, and vendors to provide technical assistance and support
  • Troubleshooting malfunctions of network hardware, servers, applications, telephones, and security systems to resolve operations issues and restore services
  • Install new and rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project operational requirements 
  • Develop, maintain, and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for network/system administration tasks 
  • Perform daily network and systems monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems, and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups 
  • Maintain and execute company InfoSec policies and procedures 
  • Provide network, systems, Wi-Fi, and end user support organization 
  • Any other duties as assigned by management 


REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's Degree in technology or related field required
  • 5+ years of experience as a network or server administrator required 
  • Previous experience in managing the network/server technologies for a professional sports team or entertainment complex preferred 
  • Proven knowledge of Windows Server 2003-2012, SQL Server required 
  • Experience with Fortinet firewall configuration and support in a multisite configuration required 
  • Expert knowledge in Microsoft Active Directory Design and support required 
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively throughout the organization regarding technical matters required 
  • Experience with Intel, unified communications platforms, and corporate messaging solutions required
  • Ability to support Detroit Lions games and Ford Field events which may include working on nights, weekends, and holidays


TO APPLY

To apply, please provide a copy of your resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest and related experience to the position.

Due to the high volume or resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted. NO CALLS PLEASE
 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you currently possess a Bachelor's Degree in technology or related field? Please explain.

2. Do you have 5+ years of experience in managing the network/server administrator? Please explain.

3. Do you have previous experience in managing the network/server technologies for a professional sports team or entertainment complex? If so, where?

4. Do you have proven knowledge of Windows Server 2003-2012 and SQL Server? Please explain.

5. Do you have experience with Fortinet firewall configuration and support in a multi-site configuration? Please explain.

6. Do you have expert knowledge in Microsoft Active Directory and support? Please explain.

7. Do you have experience with IPTel, unified communications platforms, and corporate messaging solutions? Please explain.

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