EXPERIENTIAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW

Comcast SportsNet offers SEVEN multi-week internship programs for students preparing for a career in sports television. The seven internships are within the departments of News, Live Events, Field Operations, Marketing/PR, Digital Media, Sales and Finance. See below for the responsibilities of each. 
 
You must be enrolled in school to participate in our internship program and be able to show proof of enrollment, though you are not required to receive school credit. Students in undergraduate or graduate programs are encouraged to apply.
 
All are paid internships. While you still may receive school credit, it is important you confirm with your school they allow you to also be paid. If your school has rules against receiving credit and being paid, this is not the internship for you.  
 
Interest in Bay Area sports is a must. The internships are located in our San Francisco, CA office. No housing or transportation provided. 
 
 
TO APPLY
 
Please mail or email your resume and cover letter for consideration to:
 
Michael Landolina – News 
Sean Day – Live Events
Peter Schofield – Field Operations 
Tara Arolla – Marketing/PR/Events 
Geoff James – Digital Media
Patsy Leung – Sales 
Chris McDonald - Finance
 
Mail: c/o Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
360 Third Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 296-8900
 
 
*If you are applying to more than one department, please write a separate cover letter for each department and note in your cover letter the additional departments you have applied to. Please also indicate the term you desire. 
 
 
TIMELINES
 
Spring Internship
Applications accepted through November 5th: Applications accepted for Spring Semester 
November 10th – November 28th: Acceptance Interviews
December 1st – December 5th: Notifications 
January 12th: Spring Internship Term begins*
*Start date may vary by department
 
Summer Internship
Applications accepted through March 25th: Applications accepted for Summer Semester 
March 30th – April 10th: Acceptance Interviews
April 13th – April 19th: Notifications 
May 11th: Summer Internship Term begins*
*Start date may vary by department
 
 
Fall Internship
Applications accepted through July 22nd: Applications accepted for Fall Semester 
July 21st - August 1st: Acceptance Interviews
August 4th - August 8th: Notifications 
August 25th: Fall Internship Term begins*
*Start date may vary by department
 
*Note: If you do not hear back from us by the last day of the notification period, unfortunately you have not been selected for an interview. 
 

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW
 
QUALIFICATIONS
1) Extensive knowledge of and interest in sports:
* Hockey * Basketball   * Football   * Baseball   * Soccer
2) Willingness to work non-traditional hours, weekends and holidays
3) Positive attitude and willingness to learn! 
4) Good communication skills
5) Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressured environment
 
REQUIREMENTS
1) GPA of 3.0 or above
2) Unrestricted Authorization to work in the United States
3) Must be of 18 years or older
4) In pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree from an Accredited Institution
5) Must be a sophomore and above
 
 
INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
 
1) NEWS DUTIES – Gain experience with: 
• Logging games/tapes
• Hands-on experience with non-linear editing
• Shadowing various positions around the news room
• Observing in field shoot
• Observing rundown meetings
• Performing minimal non-specific tasks as needed
• Assisting marketing with on-site events
 
2) LIVE EVENTS DUTIES - Gain experience with:
• Logging game melts
• Transcribing player interviews
• Finding photos of players online
• Cutting players out for use in After Effects/Photoshop
• Ingesting footage into the AVID editing system
• Placing footage on timeline and selecting the best sound bytes
• Searching archival footage
• Looking up statistics for players
• Making labels for melts and DVDs
• Compiling DVDs for Talent and Production personnel
• Finding music for features within our database/library
• Supervisor schedule permitting, intern may be asked to assist on-site with live events and help to either stage manage, get stats for talent, or help maintain communication between the truck and talent
• Assisting marketing with on-site events
 
3) FIELD OPERATIONS DUTIES - Gain experience with:
• Assisting in the proper set-up for field productions at various sports venues (Levi’s Stadium, AT&T Park, SAP Center, O.Co Coliseum, Oracle Arena)
• Assisting with audio and video for pro Bay Area pregame and postgame shows (49ers, Giants, A’s, Warriors and Sharks) 
• Gaining hands-on experience by shadowing and assisting Videographers, Technical Directors and Audio Engineers 
• Contributing ideas to optimize execution of field operations 
• Assisting marketing with on-site events
 
 
4) MARKETING/PR DUTIES 
Works Across Marketing, Special Events, & PR 
Marketing/Special Events - Gain experience with:
• Participating in, helping organize and occasionally leading all promotions and events: e.g., All-Star Teacher Program, Say Hey Tuesdays (Giants), Authentic Fan Fridays (A’s & Warriors), & Sportscaster Experiences
• Creating event checklists and gathering all equipment the day of events 
• Contributing ideas to optimize execution and brand exposure for promotions
• Drafting social media copy points
• Taking photos of all events and recording all event details on event recaps 
• Researching and developing case studies about social media strategies, community events and other promotions 
• Helping manage premium inventory and fulfill requests for donations, raffles and prize packages
 
Public Relations - Gain experience with:
• Writing and editing press releases
• Identifying potential guests and story ideas for Yahoo SportsTalk Live 
• Transcribing quotes from Comcast SportsNet programming 
• Responding to requests for information from the media and team partners
• Arranging on-air talent public appearances to increase network awareness and to promote goodwill
• Creating and managing talent “community appearance” schedule – year view
• Establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with representatives of community groups
• Assisting with studio tours
 
5) DIGITAL MEDIA DUTIES - Gain experience with:
• Assisting with various publishing projects designed to give maximum experience in the day-to-day operations of CSNBayArea.com, and digital news publishing in general.
• Understanding CSNBA's content management system (CMS) 
• Achieving good headline and tease writing 
• Sourcing properly and rewriting news stories published elsewhere 
• Editing simple videos using AVID software
• Creating engaging social media posts on Twitter and Facebook 
 
6) SALES DUTIES - Gain experience with:
• Learning about the business of a sports broadcast network
• Tracking sponsorships in programming
• Executing air checks and/or proof of performance for advertisers
• Assisting with data entry in Wide Orbit system
• Assisting with various projects for account executives or the sales department
• Assisting marketing with on-site events
 
7) FINANCE DUTIES - Gain experience with:
• Assist in the monthly accounting close process 
• Assist in the financial forecast process
• Utilize SAAS based vendor payment system 
• Utilize Supplier Resource Management purchasing system
• Query SAP reports for General Ledger Analysis
• Prepare Ad-hoc financial reports as needed