Why an internship with the Minnesota Vixen?
Women’s sports are a rapidly growing industry and offer an exciting opportunity to work at the grassroots level. Through an internship with the Vixen, students will gain real-world experience which utilizes the knowledge they gained in the classroom while enhancing their portfolios. It allows the student to take an important step in establishing themselves as practicing sport manager.
Goals of the internship:
The goal of our internships is to develop a diverse, energetic, creative thinking intern that encompasses a wide variety of ‘hands on’ experience.
We offer a customizable internship program for every student’s experience by providing practical opportunities for developing skills, strategies and job experience in the field of sports business
Qualified individuals will be friendly, outgoing, creative, and self-motivated. Good organizational skills and being able to work independently is a must.
We have 3 different types of internships that involve business operations and coaching with a variety of time commitments.
Project Based Internships:
This is a distance learning opportunity for self-motivated individuals to work independently on projects. Interns will meet with project managers on a regular basis and meet deadlines.
- Examples of projects
Player bios– Help write, collect and update player bios for the website.
Social media platforms– enhance current social media outlets or develop snap chat, Instagram, Pinterest, or other underutilized social media.
Ticket sales– Market and target groups to attend Vixen home games.
Media Relations– develop media contact list, help write press releases, email media contacts, organize Vixen appearances.
Promotional nights– Organize a promotional night, for example military night. Arrange for Color guard, Guest for coin toss, Vet Tix, advertise/ticket sales to vet groups.
Videography/Highlight reel– Utilize Hudl or other formats to create videos for use at events and on YouTube.
Alumni relations– Locate and increase Vixen alumni involvement at Vixen games and events. Develop ways to honor alumni for example on Wikipedia add an all time roster.
Game Day Internships:
The game day internship involves hands on activity during the Vixen home games. There are 4 home games a season; all held at Simley Athletic Field in Inver Grove Heights.
- Examples of activities
- Field Operations
- Games and activities
- Merchandise display
This internship involves the intern with the coaching side of operations. You will assist the coaching staff at practices and during games. Some travel may be required.
- Examples of coaching internship activities
- Assisting with drills
- Utilizing Hudl for film
- Tracking player attendance
- Game day sideline assistance
To apply, send your resume to Laura.Brown@MNVixen.com