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Summer Intern-Marketing - U. S. Masters Swimming, Inc. (Sarasota, FL)

U.S. Masters Swimming encourages adults to enjoy the health, fitness, and social benefits of swimming by providing more than 2,000 adult swimming programs and events across the country, including open water and pool competitions. USMS is a nonprofit organization that supports nearly 70,000 members range in age from 18 to 99 and includes swimmers of all ability levels, trains and certifies coaches and provides online workouts, a bimonthly member magazine, monthly eNewsletters, and technique articles and videos at usms.org.

POSITION SUMMARY:  The USMS Summer Intern (full time paid position from May/June to August)- Marketing will gain a wide range of experience in the USMS Marketing, Business Development and Communications Departments.  Responsibilities will vary based on need but will include support for sponsorship deliverables and activation, social media coordination, web content updates and data analysis and facilitation of electronic communication content.  This position will report to the Director of Marketing but will have assignments from all members of the Marketing and Communications Departments.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist the Marketing Department (which consists of Marketing, Business Development, Communications and Publications) with day-to-day activities.
  • Help with research on social media, digital marketing and content trends and development of new initiatives.
  • Support for the Marketing Department’s various logistical needs.
  • Coordinate review of web content to scrub for outdated information.
  • Facilitate the sponsorship deliverables for USMS Summer National Championships.
  • Assist in the creation and distribution of organizational reporting and data analysis projects.
  • Assist with management and curation of the photo and video library
  • Provide support in marketing initiatives related to College Club Swimming
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Prior experience in sports marketing, advertising or athletic department preferred.  
  • Desire to gain experience with a National Governing Body or in the fitness industry a National Governing Body.
  • Swimming experience or knowledge a plus.   
  • Ability to work on multiple projects congruently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of all corporate, personnel and research matters.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.  The ability to interact effectively and in a professional, diplomatic, and mature manner with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter.
  • Must have housing in the Sarasota area. Housing is not provided.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have swimming experience or knowledge? If yes, please describe.
2. Do you have housing available within commuting distance of Sarasota, FL?
3. Did you include a cover letter with your application?

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