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Summer 2024 Corporate Partnerships Internship

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Sporting Kansas City


16d ago

ūüöÄ Summer Internship

Kansas City

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Summer Internship

Business, Operations & Strategy‚ÄĘKansas City


  • Sporting Kansas City internships allow students or recent graduates to hold a temporary position within the organization, with emphasis on training and gathering practical experience in their field of specialization by doing a variety of tasks as assigned by their Team Lead. The Corporate Partnerships intern will gain hands-on experience working in partnerships within a professional sports environment. In addition, this internship will include a wide range of career development opportunities with other departments such as marketing and game presentation while also providing networking opportunities throughout the organization. 
  • This is an unpaid, educational internship opportunity. All SKC interns must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in Sports Management or related field, or must have recently achieved their bachelor‚Äôs degree in a related field and be able to receive academic credit through their college or university degree program. 


  • Personal Attributes:
  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Independent judgment to plan, prioritize and organize a diversified workload.
  • Ability to coordinate and lead multiple tasks and projects.
  • Ability to demonstrate poise, tact and diplomacy. Strong teamwork aptitude required.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive, confidential situations and information.
  • Self-motivated and goal-driven.
  • Professional appearance and attitude, as well as ability to work with others.
  • Skills and Experience:
  • Prior internships or work experience preferred.
  • High school diploma required.
  • Prior experience with a Sports team is not required.
  • Reliable transportation required.
  • Capacity to adapt to the unique and vibrant Kansas City market.
  • Must be able to fluently speak, read, and write in the English language to engage with fans, guests, partners, and other Sporting Kansas City associates.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Physical Abilities:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
  • Required to sit, stand and walk.
  • Use hands to operate and feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk and hear consistently.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to twenty-five (25) pounds if necessary.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.
  • Associate will be required to travel between Sporting Kansas City facilities within the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours and game days, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.

Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy


  • Assist, support, and coordinate with internal teams regarding all aspects of promoting and managing all Sporting Club Franchise properties and other responsibilities, such as special projects and planning.
  • Assist the Corporate Partnerships team with any partner day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Assist with the distribution of sponsor deliverables on matchday.
  • Take ownership of designated projects and programs for both activation and sales.
  • Learn and implement the sales process from introduction to closure, including the following: prospect research, securing the meeting, conducting the pitch, follow-up strategies, finalizing terms and signed contract.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.
  • Support Sporting Kansas City‚Äôs mission, vision and purpose.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.
  • Attend all Sporting Kansas City home games, as well as non-soccer related events.
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times.
  • Match Day Responsibilities:
  • Act as representatives of Sporting Kansas City at all home matches, engaging with guests and working to create Magic Moments for all fans.
  • Assist with the distribution of sponsor deliverables on matchday.
  • Track brand awareness deliverables for Corporate Partners.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



Kansas City