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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:
Marketing Internship Summary: Coordinate, implement and work on a wide variety of projects that encompass the event season at Colonial Life Arena. Assist the Director of Sales & Marketing, Marketing Manager and Marketing Coordinator in completing tasks necessary to increase overall ticket sales of events at Colonial Life Arena. Job Responsibilities: • Assisting with and executing event marketing plans • Community grassroots efforts: o Distributing fliers o Hanging posters o Coordinating marketing table at PR events, festivals, basketball games o *This will include hours worked outside of 9-5, M-F* • Representing the arena at booths/tables at festivals, fairs and other events with high traffic to publicize the arena and our events *This requires time before home football games for Fall candidates* • Data entry for Cyber Club • Email marketing initiatives (creating, execution, reporting) • Writing press releases and media advisories • Helping to create and deliver media drops • Gathering event news clips • Updating Media lists • Brainstorming and executing PR event ideas • Project research: will require making phone calls, faxing, emailing, searching the internet, and conducting meetings with various individuals within the market • Assisting with Media at events • Work non-traditional hours as tasks warrant • Interact with marketing and building staff when working on various projects • Attend weekly marketing meetings that will be beneficial in completing tasks • Covering the front desk, when needed

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 or full-time opportunities available • 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. • This internship provides an opportunity to learn what goes into comprehensive marketing campaigns for the largest arena in South Carolina and how day to day marketing departments are run. To Apply: Send Resume and Cover Letter to: Chanell Thomas Marketing Coordinator (p) 803-576-9074