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Basketball Operations Intern - Summer 2024

🚀 Summer Internship


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  • The ideal candidate for the Basketball Operations Intern position at Pacers Sports & Entertainment must be enrolled as a junior, senior, or graduate student, possess a strong work ethic and positive attitude, demonstrate excellent knowledge of basketball and sports operations, have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, be organized and detail-oriented, and proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Familiarity with the NBA, previous sports work experience, and the ability to problem-solve effectively are also desirable.
  • The Basketball Operations Intern at Pacers Sports & Entertainment will provide administrative support, assist with executive needs, help the scouting department, maintain data integrity, collaborate with other departments, operate a company vehicle, nurture reporting procedures, foster communication, assist on game days, and handle other assigned duties.
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Summer Internship

Business, Operations & Strategy•Indianapolis


  • Pacers Sports & Entertainment is seeking a Basketball Operations Intern that is highly motivated, organized, and passionate about basketball. Experience in the sports industry is not required but is a plus. The Basketball Operations Intern will work directly with the Indiana Pacers Basketball Operations department to assist the basketball division with daily administrative duties, including but not limited to: compiling and distributing daily news briefs, picking up and delivery express mail packages, sorting mail, stocking supplies, keeping departmental logs, assisting with draft and free agency, entering data into the personnel database, helping prepare for Pacers games and future seasons, maintaining magnets/lists on conference room boards, as well as additional duties as assigned by the Basketball Operations staff. This position will report directly to the Coordinator of Basketball Operations and is primarily responsible for assisting the Operations/Administration, Executive and Scouting departments, while some projects will require the intern to work with other departments.


  • Enrolled in a college or university program as a junior, senior, or graduate student.
  • Excellent and positive attitude with an outstanding work ethic.
  • Ability to work on projects independently and maintain confidential information.
  • Vast knowledge of basketball and daily operations of a sports entity.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, and ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks in a timely manner, while communicating with your supervisor often.
  • Willing and able to work a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to maintain a professional image at all times in the workplace.
  • Organization skills with a robust attention to detail in regards to both checking data and visual presentation of project deliverables.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Meaningful work experience in sports.
  • Familiarity with the NBA and a passion for basketball.
  • To perform this job as effectively and efficiently as possible, an individual must carry out each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above represent the knowledge, skill and ability we require of this intern position.
  • Computer Skills:
  • Comprehensive understanding of Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Windows 10, Microsoft Office Suite products (Teams, PowerPoint, Word, Excel), and the Internet. Ability to learn and utilize new computer programs quickly and efficiently. Previous experience working with software like Synergy.com, RealGM.com, and/or the NBA League Office portal (i.e. PCMS, Team Apps, etc.) is helpful but not required.
  • Reasoning Ability:
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and communicate findings in an organized and easy to understand summary. Ability to interpret directions and technical diagrams.
  • Problem Solving Requirements:
  • Ability to deal with various internal and external constituents to tackle problems and deliver projects on time with accuracy, integrity, and with outstanding customer service and a positive energy.

Education requirements

Currently Studying
Third Year
Final Year

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • Assist with administrative needs (i.e. scheduling, mail distribution, filing, distributing supplies, assembling jobs, generating daily reports, and other assignments to ensure daily operations in the basketball facility run smoothly.)
  • Assist with executive needs (i.e. escorting guests, transporting of players, travel arrangements, restocking cabinets, etc.)
  • Assist the scouting department with schedule planning, draft preparation, and gathering background intel.
  • Help maintain the integrity of the basketball division’s data including daily and periodic cleaning, maintenance, updating, and management of scouting databases.
  • Assist other departments as needed - Training, Player Relations, Coaching, Video, etc.
  • May be required to operate a company vehicle in order to complete miscellaneous internship tasks (a valid driver’s license is required) such as picking up lunch orders, dropping off projects, transporting players to and from doctors’ appointments, etc.
  • Nurture internal & external reporting procedures to back up the Basketball Operations Department.
  • Foster strong communication techniques and relationships primarily with the Basketball Division staff in all positions.
  • Periodically assist department staff on game day duties as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Work type

Full time

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