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Bandits seeking interns for 2013-14 offseason

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ROSEMONT – The Chicago Bandits are seeking interns for the 2013-14 offseason with immediate openings available in several departments, including ticket sales, marketing, public relations and graphic design.

An internship with the Bandits allows both, undergraduate and graduate students, the ability to explore a career in the sports industry, while working alongside team employees. Bandits interns are usually assigned tasks with great responsibility that has a direct impact on the day-to-day operation of the team.  This responsibility has not only helped the Bandits succeed, but has also helped prepare the interns for a professional job.

Recent interns of the Bandits have accepted positions with the St. Louis Rams (NFL), Phoenix Coyotes (NHL), St. Louis Blues (NHL) and Tampa Bay Rays (MLB) and nearly the entire Bandits front office began as an intern with the team.

The Bandits internship program targets students who have demonstrated leadership in not only academics, but their work experience as well as extracurricular activities.

Internships currently available during the offseason include:

·         Ticket Sales (season and corporate outings)

·         Team Operations (tournaments, events, etc.)

·         Public Relations

·         Marketing and Partnerships

·         Community Relations (player coordination, reading program, etc.)

For a full description of the requirements to intern in each area of the Chicago Bandits organization, click here.

Each internship opportunity with the Bandits organization is unpaid, but does have the ability to turn into a paid position based on the intern’s performance and revenue generating efforts.  College credit is available for all internship positions.

All interested students, please mail a brief cover letter, resume and references to Chicago Bandits, ATTN: Internships, 27 Jennie Finch Way, Rosemont, IL 60018.  Please indicate in the cover letter what areas would be of most interest to you, estimated start and end dates as well as your availability on a weekly basis.

Application materials can also be emailed directly to Dan Meisler at dmeisler@chicagobandits.com. 

For more information about the Chicago Bandits or the internship program, visit www.chicagobandits.com or contact the front office at 877-722-6348.  

About Chicago Bandits

Since 2005, the Chicago Bandits have been members of National Pro Fastpitch.  Located in the Chicagoland area, the Bandits provide an opportunity for female fastpitch players to further their careers at a professional level.  The roster has included such names as Jennie Finch, Stacy May and Monica Abbott.  The two-time NPF Champions play at The Ballpark at Rosemont, the only stadium in the country built for a women’s professional team.

About National Pro Fastpitch

National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.  The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL).  NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball and has been since 2002.