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INTERN PROGRAM

Each semester, Spokane Hoopfest Association offers internships with various focuses. Hoopfest interns will learn the playbook behind executing the largest 3on3 basketball tournament on Earth. Below is an annual plan and needs by semester for the intern program, as well as descriptions for each position. If interested, click the link below to submit an application.

Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidates will be energetic, enthusiastic problems solvers, and flexible
  • Strong desire to learn with professional drive
  • Ability to take initiative, employ good judgment, and manage projects from start to finish
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Ability to collaborate with staff members and other interns to meet deadlines and anticipate next steps or needs
  • Be able to work between 12-20 hours per week
  • Strong knowledge of basketball and/or sports is a plus

2022 Timeline:

  • Spring – January 15 – May 15 (ideally, Spring interns will stay on through Hoopfest at the end of June)
    • Business Development – FILLED
    • Marketing & Social Media – FILLED
    • Public Relations – FILLED
    • Project & Events – FILLED
  • Summer – May 1 – August 31
    • Marketing & Social Media – FILLED
    • Project & Events – FILLED
  • Fall – September 1 – December 15
    • Marketing & Social Media – FILLED
    • Project & Events

Spokane Hoopfest Association is looking for a Business Development Intern to join the team. Projects will include contacting current and prospective sponsors, court sponsorship onboarding, content calendar management, and onsite management responsibilities tied to Hoopfest’s sponsors and vendors. Potential intern will also have the opportunity to extend internship through Hoopfest weekend (June 25th/26th).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with court sponsor recruit and onboarding through EventHub logistics platform
  • Create and manage documents pertaining to sponsorship contact information for deliverables
  • Work with Sponsorship Manager to help approve and deliver sponsorship team entry codes and other amenities tied to Hoopfest weekend
  • Work with the Marketing Manager and other Hoopfest interns to organize content calendar for all sponsor-related social media, blog, and e-newsletter content
  • Assist with onsite management during Hoopfest correlated to load-in and load-out time slots for sponsor activation and vendor spaces
  • Complete administrative duties as needed
  • Provide general customer service
  • Assist with other tasks provided by team staff if necessary

Spokane Hoopfest is looking for a Marketing/Social Media Intern to join the team. Projects will include managing the Hoopfest and Hooptown USA social media accounts, creating social media content, assisting with e-newsletters, and helping promote events. Potential intern will also have the opportunity to extend internship through Hoopfest weekend (June 25th/26th).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in all areas of the marketing department including social media, e-newsletters, blog posts, and website materials
  • Assist in building social media campaigns and preparing promotional materials
  • Create engaging content to build social media follower base
  • Engage with social media audience by responding to direct messages on Instagram and Facebook on a consistent basis
  • Assist Program and Events Manager in promoting events such as outdoor leagues, ball distributions, women’s pick-up. etc.
  • Fulfill retail orders when needed
  • Complete administrative duties as needed
  • Provide general customer service
  • Assist with other tasks provided by team staff if necessary

Spokane Hoopfest is looking for a Public Relations (PR) Intern to join the team. Projects will include writing press releases and e-newsletters, planning marketing events, writing announcements about Hoopfest sponsors and updating website materials. Potential intern will also have the opportunity to extend internship through Hoopfest weekend (June 25th/26th).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the marketing department in writing e-newsletters, blogs, and press releases
  • Effectively utilize company’s social media and blog posts
  • Assist with planning of marketing events and press conferences when needed
  • Engage with social media audience by responding to direct messages on Instagram and Facebook on a consistent basis
  • Assist with website copyrighting, proofing, and updating as needed
  • Assist sponsorship manager with writing announcements about sponsors
  • Work with marketing/social media intern to assist in social media management
  • Complete administrative duties as needed
  • Provide general customer service
  • Assist with other tasks provided by team staff if necessary

Spokane Hoopfest is looking for a Project & Events Intern to join the team. Projects will include assisting in planning, coordinating and operating all festival elements of Hoopfest the event, as well as all smaller events and will report directly to the Project & Events Manager. Projects will include assisting with adult leagues, various pop-up events and festival area of Hoopfest weekend including vendors/exhibitors, beer garden, contests and hall of fame event.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in overseeing registration and scheduling platforms for adult leagues, as well as weekly scoresheet creation and filing.
  • Contribute to setup, operations and teardown of all pop-up events that can take place during work ours as well as on the weekends
  • Communicate with vendor/exhibitor applicants and assist with onboarding and event logistics
  • Oversee one specific festival area of the event in conjunction with a Hoopfest Operating Committee member
  • Assist Project & Events Manager in preparing necessary passes, documents and mailings for all festival areas
  • Complete administrative duties as needed
  • Provide general customer service
  • Assist with other tasks provided by other Hoopfest teammates if necessary