Internships: Marketing
Marketing Partnerships Activation Seasonal Intern - Phoenix Suns/Phoenix Mercury/Sports & Entertainment Services (Phoenix, AZ)

Job Purpose

The Phoenix Suns/Mercury Marketing Partnerships department is currently recruiting for a part-time, seasonal intern. The internship is expected to serve the entire Phoenix Suns season (candidate must be available for pre-season duties, as well as the entire regular season October-April and playoffs to possibly go through the end of June). This intern will be expected to work all Phoenix Suns home games, work closely with the Marketing Partnerships department to fulfill corporate sponsorship agreements and perform other clerical tasks as needed.

Primary (Essential) Duties ?

Working all Phoenix Suns home games, which includes:

  • Assisting with hospitality elements for Marketing Partners
  • Selecting contestants for sponsored in-game promotions
  • Preparing contestant waivers, contest props & prizes for all sponsor related promotions
  • Assisting with execution of  in-game promotions
  • Composing a format of all in-game elements & intern responsibilities on a game-by-game basis via  inventory tracking sheet

Perform clerical tasks, as needed:

  • Updating and tagging partner photos after every game on PhotoShare software
  • Maintaining inventory of sponsorship and autographed items
  • Preparing gift bags for games and special events
  • Updating department contact list for internal use on game nights

Working with Marketing Partnerships department to fulfill corporate sponsorship agreements:

  • Assisting with player appearances or events at which the team mascot(s) and/or entertainment teams make appearances including but not limited to, drive to retail promotions, on-site activations
  • Assisting with basketball clinics and open practices
  • Activating sponsor-related promotions both in the community and in-arena on game days
  • Assisting in the correspondence and communication with corporate sponsors 
  • Fry’s Food Stores reward program (gameday)

Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Dependable and detail oriented
  • Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated and work independently with limited supervision
  • Work in a fast-paced environment

Experience/Education Requirements

  • Must be an undergraduate college student or enrolled in a Master’s program (students in their Senior year preferred)
  • Pursuing a marketing, business or sports related degree (preferred)

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

  • Flexible schedule to include weekends, evenings, some holidays and some overtime to meet business needs
  • Must be available to work every home game and office hours. Total of 20-25 hours per week
  • Internship is expected to last the entire season (candidate must be available for pre-season duties and for the entire regular season, playoffs could go through the end of June)
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds as needed
  • Must have housing in the Phoenix metro area for the duration of the internship (Housing will not be provided by Phoenix Suns)

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is not an all-inclusive document. Additional duties, expectations, demands, etc. may be added or changed to this document on an as-needed basis in order to meet organizational needs.

The Phoenix Suns are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

1. Do you have a flexible schedule (evenings, holidays and weekends)?
2. Please tell us about any activation experience you have.

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