School of Media & Strategic Communications

Internship Position -- Community Relations Department for OKC Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder is currently seeking a college student to join our team as the Intern, Community Relations for the fall semester.  Interns in this program have the opportunity to develop valuable skills and gain first-hand experience in a professional working environment.  This position will serve as administrative support for the development and execution of day-to-day Community Relations activities such as charitable donations, development of relationships with community partners and beneficiaries, event planning and execution, and other activities.  Hands-on experience may include assisting with events at various locations in the community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate and fulfill community requests including donation and appearance requests
- Database management of donations and item inventory
- Assist with Community Relations special events and fundraisers
- Assist with Thunder Fit Clinics at schools on an as-needed basis
- Assist with Reading Time Outs and Rolling Thunder Book Bus visits at schools on an as-needed basis
- Assist with Thunder Reading Challenge mailings and database upkeep
- Assist in game-night activities including auctions, raffles and fundraises, managing the Tickets for Kids table
  and helping with special player appearance opportunities in the arena
- Working onsite with the Thunder Events Center manager to assist with needs related to that facility
- Maintain good attendance and punctuality
- Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:
- Presently enrolled in an accredited college or university with junior or senior level standing
- Must be approved to receive course credit for the internship
- Candidates should be computer-proficient and detail-oriented
- Background in a sports marketing, community service, or communications department is preferred
- Must have a valid driver's license; intern(s) will need to be able to drive department van
- Must be a self-starter who is also comfortable working in a team environment
- Candidates should display a professional demeanor and outgoing personality
- Solid organization and communication skills a must
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays
- Physical requirements of the job include bending, walking or standing for extended periods, and lifting up to
  50 pounds

This is a part-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Community Relations Event Manager.

Qualified candidates, please apply online at:  www.nba.com/thunder/employment 


 

Internship Opening -- In-House Graphic Design, OKC Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder is currenty seeking qualified individuals for an internship position within the in-house graphic design department.  The graphic design intern will assist multiple departments throughout the organization with graphic design requests.  This internship offers experience in a professional workplace and is an ideal training environment for the design/professional sports industry.

Essential Duties and Responsibiities:
- Design and production on team-related projects including publications, ads, brochures, direct mail, posters,
  specialty advertising, invitations, outdoor campaigns, website graphics, etc.
- Take part in multiple rounds of editing on any given project.
- Assist with maintaining and establishing design department policies.
- Maintain good attendance and punctuality.
- Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:
- Must be enrolled in a college credit internship program, preferably pursuing a degree in graphic design/fine art
- Internship requires a minimum of 12 hours per week and will not exeed 30 hours per week
- Must have an understanding of various printing methods and the steps by which digital artwork becomes a
  printed page
- Experience using Creative Suite on the Macintosh platform working prmarily in InDesign, illustrator and
  Photoshop
- Superior attention to detail, especially under pressure of deadlines
- Capable of working on multiple design projects at a given time
- Strong customer service orientation
- Enthusiastic and successful at working in a team environment
- Excellent design sense
- Positive attitude toward colleagues and outside vendors
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

This paid internship is a part-time position beginning August 22, 2016 and reporting to the Creative Services Director.

Qualified candidates please apply online at www.nba.com/thunder/employment 

Internship Opening -- Intern, Video Production, OKC Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder is seeking an individual to join our organization as the Intern, Video Production for the upcoming semester.  This internship program is designed to give students the opportunity to develop valuable skills and gain first-hand experience in the professional sports industry.  The intern will interact with multiple departments by participating in the execution of project requests in a fun and fast-paced sports industry environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Gain first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of ThunderVision and the Events and Entertainmnt
  department
- Learn how to organize and maintain digital archiving system
- Organize, edit and create professional projects with Avid
- Learn how to create quality graphics using Photoshop/After Effects
- Learn to maintain the integrity of footage logs
- Shadow ThunderVision personnel during select home games
- Learn proper camera techniques (using Sony XD, Panasonic P2 and DSLR cameras)
- Learn how to execute, maintain and establish professional work relationships
- Occasional office and administrative duties assigned to show full cycle department processes
- Maintain good attendance and punctuality
- Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:
- Must be presently enrolled in an accredited college or university with junior or senior level standing
- Must be approved by your school to receive course credit for this internship
- Candidates should be attending classes in broadcasting, video production, marketing or motion graphics
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
- Knowledge of Sony XD, P2, DSLR cameras (preferred but not required)
- Knowledge of Avid, Photoshop and After Effects (preferred but not required)
- Knowledge of control room equpment -- Chyron, Click FX, EVS (preferred but not required)
- Ability to communcate content across platforms:  print, web, audio, video
- Ability and desire to learn and participate in a fast-paced team environment
- An outgoing personality is a must, with the confidence to approach fans or crowd members with enthusiasm
  and tact
- Must be able to maintain a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends and holidays
- Must be able to lift and carry camera equipment weighing approximately 30 pounds

This is a paid internship reporting to the Producer, Media Production.  The position is part-time and hours will not exceed 30 per week.

Qualified candidates, please apply online at:  www.nba.com/thunder/employment
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