Careers in Sports Public Relations: The Value of Different Types of Internships, Presented by JobsInSports.com

While it is widely known that internships are a necessary part of landing your first job in the sports industry, many new graduates are at a loss as to how to get an internship. Depending on your aspirations and talents, there are some niches in the industry that will help propel your career more efficiently than others.

If you aspire to work in hockey or baseball, the best place to find an internship is with local minor leagues. Any local team fits into this category. Since local teams tend to be smaller, you are likely to gain more hands-on experience and have more responsibilities than you would interning for the big leagues.

If you are interested in a sports media career, the best place to intern is with sports magazines or radio stations. A public relations internship with either of these will provide you with a good foundation in the media industry.

*If you possess a talent for networking, you can try to land an internship with a professional teams or league. In this case, your most powerful asset will be the fact that you are surrounded by sports industry leaders on a regular basis.

About JobsInSports.com: Offering free memberships to job seekers and employers alike, JobsInSports.com stands as one of the most trusted job search engines catering to the sports industry.

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About jobsinsportscom

With an A+ rating and accreditation from the Better Business Bureau, JobsInSports.com connects talented job seekers to some of the most desirable roles in the worlds of sports and entertainment. Founded in 1998, JobsInSports.com was among the first websites specifically created for individuals who are chasing internships, contracts, and full-time positions in the sports industry. The service, indeed, covers all the bases in the field of sports, from front-office opportunities to positions at major broadcast networks and sports agencies. In addition, JobsInSports.com frequently lists jobs such as positions at equipment manufacturers, local stadiums, and retail outlets, which ensures an even greater breadth of offerings for members. With one of the largest databases of sports positions available online and a widespread reputation for having the most up-to-date listings, JobsInSports.com holds pride of place among other sports classifieds websites. Typically, JobsInSports.com lists in excess of 4,000 jobs and 1,000 internships from more than 5,000 employers, a strong testament to the company’s enduring value to job seekers. JobsInSports.com also offers services such as direct recommendation to prospective employers. In a national study of sports employers, 93 percent of those surveyed noted that they would be "likely" or "far more likely" to hire members of JobsInSports.com, with an additional 89 percent seeing internally recommended members as “prequalified” for a given position. Additional information on the numerous membership benefits of JobsInSports.com is available through the company website.
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