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Colonial Life Arena

Colonial Life Arena 
801 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Name: Chanell Thomas
Title: Marketing Coordinator 
Phone: 803-576-9074

Type of Organization:
 Agency  Media Organization  Governmental Agency  Educational  Not-For-Profit  Manufacturer, Retailer or Service  Other

Major Recommended for Position : 
 Advertising  Public Relations  Visual Communications  Broadcast Journalism  Print Journalism  Mass Communications Concentration


Fall Spring Summer

Duties of Intern:
Graphic Design Internship OUR MISSION: To recruit and develop the finest individuals in the sports and entertainment industry. We recognize the importance of each individual and will promote his/her active role in the ultimate success of Comcast-Spectacor. We intend to achieve first-class status as an internship program through steadfast, professional commitment to integrity, character, and service. We will exemplify the principles and discipline of a first-class sports organization in approach, in product, and in the results attained. Summary: Assist with a wide variety of projects that encompass the event season at Colonial Life Arena. This is your opportunity to see how an arena and marketing department works in a professional environment. You may learn how the marketing department completes graphic related tasks and projects necessary to increase overall ticket sales of events at Colonial Life Arena. Reports to: Director of Sales & Marketing, Marketing Manager, Marketing Coordinator Internship Objectives: • Insert local show information into artwork that is provided from the shows • Assist with the creation of artwork/ecards for eblasts • Assist with the creation of ads for various publications as needed/local/regional/national • Assist with the creation of posters and flyers for various shows as needed • Learning how to meet deadlines and correspond with various publications, i.e. due date, format needed, who to send it to, etc. • Learning how to work with Marketing and Group Sales in order to complete tasks. • Assist with annual report mock ups or production • Assist with the concept, adjustment and execution of static and digital billboards • Assisting in day-of-event operations associated with all Marketing events • Assisting with email marketing initiatives for events (creating, execution, reporting) • Assisting the marketing staff at booths/tables at festivals, fairs and other events with high traffic to publicize the arena and our events **Sometimes, this may require time before home football games for Fall candidates** • Assisting Marketing staff with various Marketing projects involving research • Helping to create and deliver media drops • Assisting with brainstorming sessions • Assisting with media at events • The opportunity to interact with marketing and building staff when working on various projects • Attend weekly marketing meetings that will be beneficial in learning how the department operates • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Skills Required for Internship:
Requirements: • Open to COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY, Junior, Senior, and Graduate Students • Must receive academic credit (students are required to provide documentation of receiving academic credit for the internship experience). • NO financial compensation is available for any position. • Travel and housing arrangements are the responsibility of the students. • Some game nights and/or weekend participation may be required depending on the internship • Part-time opportunities available. Able to contribute 15-20 hours per week • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe programs. • Strong writing and communication skills. • Must be: assertive, outgoing, creative, hard-working, resourceful and an independent thinker who is highly interested in working in Sports/Entertainment industry. • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Photoshop • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of InDesign • Intermediate to advanced knowledge Illustrator • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of other related Adobe Creative Suite products • Complete tasks quickly and efficiently as assigned by the marketing department • Experience with video editing, also a plus. To Apply: Send Resume and Cover Letter to: Chanell Thomas Marketing Coordinator (p) 803-576-9074