This is a 10-month position expected to begin mid to late August. Full-tuition for graduate classes to be completed in a two-year window following acceptance to a Wilmington University master’s program. There will also be a $1,000 monthly stipend to the incumbent.
4 Year Degree
Wilmington University’s Athletics Department is currently seeking a Graduate Intern in the field of Sports Information. Wilmington is an NCAA Division II university that competes in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) and its main campus is located in New Castle, Delaware, with the WU Athletics Complex located six miles away in Newark. The athletics department sponsors 16 varsity sports.
Responsibilities: The candidate must be a reliable worker who has in interest in a wide variety of sports:
Assist the Coordinator of Sports Information with the promotion and publicity of all 16 intercollegiate sports, including cheerleading and esports
Write and edit press releases, game stories, and student-athlete features
Produce athlete publications such as game programs and graphics
Assist with the updating of the athletics website, wildcats.athletics.wilmu.edu, using the PrestoSports web client
Assist with video game day streaming with knowledge of Production Truck
Be the official scorer and inputter for multiple sports using NCAA Live Stats or PrestoStats
Maintain WilmU Athletics social media sites
Operate computer programs including Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office programs
Broadcasting or photography skills are a much desired plus
Knowledge and experience capturing and editing video are a much desired plus
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in communications, sport management, or a related field is preferred. Strong communication is required. A working knowledge of public relations and college sports is also expected.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience in a collegiate sports information office, website management, and a working knowledge of stats software (PrestoStats, and/or NCAA Live Stats).
The job requires working nights and weekends, both from the office and at home. Some travel may be included (postseason, Spring Break trips).
Wilmington University is a private, non-sectarian university, which offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of career areas. The University began with a charter class of 194 students in 1968 and now enrolls a diverse student body numbering more than 19,000 annually. The University offers flexible course scheduling with six ways to take a class over a 15-week semester: semester, block, modular, online, hybrid, and fusion courses.