PG Valor is seeking persons to fill the following commissioned based positions:
The PG Valor Basketball Team Has Internship & Volunteer Opportunities Available Now!
All Interns and Volunteers MUST HAVE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS and ID
Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall Opportunities
An Internship with the PG Valor Basketball Team aims to:
Enhances students’ work experience by bridging the gap between the academic environment and a future work environment.
Provide meaningful work experiences for students which increases their marketability when looking for a permanent position
Help students determine if this is the right career path
Provide the opportunity for students to network with established business leaders in their field
Help build a resume that sets the student apart from others when looking for a position
Allow students to practice what they learned in the classroom
Familiarize students with a working environment
Help students apply academic knowledge, develop competencies for careers and community service, explore career options and gain field experience, and earn credit towards graduation.
Opportunities could (not guaranteed) turn into compensated positions with the team upon successful completion of your internship period as outlined in your initial agreement.
The Intern Program includes a robust curriculum of professional development activities, including a seven-day orientation that acclimates Interns to their work environment. Interns participate in multiple training programs, events, and activities designed to broaden their knowledge of the industry. Their exposure to the business of basketball includes attendance at a variety of ABA events and participation in discussion forums with executives from a variety of departments, including the Owner’s office.
Interns will also have an opportunity to work in groups in assigned areas of PG County, MD.
Assignment areas may include:
- Basketball Operations
- Digital Media & Broadcasting
- Global Marketing Partnerships
- Global Media Distribution
- Global Merchandising (Operations)
- Global Strategy & Finance
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Social Responsibility & Player Programs
- Team Marketing & Business Operations
About the Company:
League: American Basketball Association (ABA)
Location: games will be played at a gym in the PG County Area However, this team is a competitive team and a travels to play other teams in other cities and states. Interns are not required to travel.
Availability: Immediate positions available
Opportunities: Sales, Marketing, Journalism, Media, Physical Education, Accounting, Business, Business Management, Communications, Economics, Hospitality, Computer,
Various Intern positions (See Below)
Duration: Year Round opportunities are available
Hours: 15-30 hours per week, and possibly more on Game Days
Pay: Commission when available
This ABA team is looking for hardworking, dedicated, students to intern for the 2015 – 2016 and 2016-2017 Season. Interns will gain valuable hands on experience which will benefit them in future endeavors.
Please e-mail all resumes to: with the position(s) you are looking to apply for in the subject. We will not accept resumes that do not have position specified. We will not assume or guess.
Must be either (a) enrolled in an accredited undergraduate college or university and be between their junior or senior year OR (b) graduate students (typically MBA) between their first and second years, or Law students between years one and two, or years two and three.
HS Students may volunteer and may be partnered with a PG Valor staff member or college level mentor
Must be in good academic standing
Good communication and organizational skills
Proficient in Microsoft applications and the Internet
Able to work in a team environment
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite a plus
Must be mature and professional
Must be able to speak and understand English is necessary
Go Getters and Self motivated
Must be able to work independently in a team environment
Able to maintain accurate accounting records
Executive Assistant: (Reports to the Owner). Assist the team owner in coordinating both on and off season day to day and long term operations of the team. Coordinating travel and lodging for away games; provides compiled weekly report of all other departments to owner; planning and scheduling meetings and appointments; managing projects and conducting research; preparing and editing correspondence, reports, and presentations. (1 maybe 2 positions to fill)
Marketing Assistant: (Reports to VP of Marketing) Develop relationships with local small and large businesses, churches and organizations to find out what their marketing and sales needs are, in order to put together a Sponsorship package for them. The position requires inside/outside cold calling, to develop leads. Follow-up is a major piece to this position, along with being able to close the deal. You must be comfortable with speaking professionally with business owners, and decision makers. This position also requires you to continue to have the PG VALOR SPORTS involved in Community based events, and activities. You will be asked to research local community events for the PG VALOR SPORTS to appear at for continuous visibility. This position is a Commission based internship. (2 positions to fill)
Public Relations Assistants: (Reports to the VP of Marketing) This position requires you to work directly with the Director of Marketing, in order to continue to brand the PG VALOR SPORTS. You will assist in Cold call ALL local businesses, in order to sell them Season, Group, and Individual tickets. This position requires both Inside/Outside marketing, with the need to speak with the decision maker. Programs for Nonprofits and for Profit Company’s group ticket sales. Student/Senior ticket sales, also, corporate group sales, along with individual game-by-game sales. Also contacting community leaders, and organizers, to introduce the PG VALOR SPORTS to communities in the PG County and surrounding areas. Your role will be to help identify newspaper/TV direct contacts for interviews and information. You will assist in making the PG VALOR SPORTS a household name in the State of MD. This position is a Commission based internship. (10 positions to fill. May be willing to accommodate up to 25)
Team Assistant: Assistant to the Coaching Staff: (Reports to Head Coach) This position will work with the Coaching staff, Spokesman, and Director of Community Affairs. You will assist the coaches in tryouts, practices, game day preparation for home/away teams, and uniform preparation and issuance. Responsibilities include recording statistics for every home and away game, collaborating with other departments to update website, and creating press releases. Individual must have knowledge of the game of basketball and also be creative. During community events, and interview/appearances, you will work with the staff on basketball related issues, such as; fan interaction, and promotion. (3 positions to fill-2 Assistant Coaches- 1 Stats Person)
Talent and Scouting Reps: (Reports to VP of Scouting) Evaluate the competition! Visits college campuses; neighborhood courts; recreation centers; games; surrounding league events etc to find athletes at postsecondary sports organizations. More specific duties and details to be assigned by Director of Scouting. (3-4 positions to fill)
Fan Interaction: Entertainment Coordinator: (Reports to VP of Marketing) This position requires an innovative individual that loves working with people in a fun, and exciting manner. You must be able to develop and run in-game activities with fans. You must have an energetic, outgoing personality, with the ability to get fans, both adults and kids involved in game-day activities, and games. You will coordinate National Anthem presentation; pre-game; and halftime shows. (3 positions to fill-1 Coordinator, 1 Assistant Coordinator and 1 Mascot)
Videographer/Photographer: Team Videographer/Photographer (Reports to VP of Broadcasting) Video and Photograph ALL PG VALOR SPORTS team events and home games, for use on the PG VALOR SPORTS website, social media pages, and marketing material, including and not limited to newspaper/TV, etc…. Preference will be given to individual with existing equipment for use and/or editing experience. You will also assist the VP of Broadcasting with finding outlets to broadcast PG Valor Basketball Team radio and tv broadcast. Will also travel to away games and film (3 positions to fill 1 Videographer and 2 Photographers)
Game Day Operations: Game Day Intern(s): (Reports to Owner) Game day set-up; from assisting game day staff with tickets, home/away teams, concessions, PG VALOR SPORTS store, fan participation, fan control, and end of game breakdown. (15 positions to fill)
Webmaster/Social Media Coordinator: (Reports to VP of Marketing) Maintains official website of PG VALOR SPORTS, PG VALOR SPORTS Dance/Cheer and PG VALOR SPORTS Band. Also maintains a strong social media presence and conducts extensive viral marketing campaigns. (1 position to fill)
Band Director: (Reports to Entertainment Coordinator) Coordinate all music and organization of the band. Plan, rehearses and directs musical experiences for the team and community during pregame, game and any other performances made by the band. Seeks, initiates and implements participation of the band and band member in out of gym experiences. Maintains a music log and library for team. Promotes awareness of the band through communications and relevant audiences. MUST BE PRESENT AT ALL HOME GAMES. (2 positions to fill 1 Director and 1 Assistant)
Cheer and Dance Coach: responsible for the supervision, operations and development of the PG VALOR SPORTS Cheer and Dance program (Velocity Cheerleaders). Provide instruction to the team by developing and clearly communicating program policies and prioritizing safety. Manage scheduling for all games, practices, community appearances, camps and competitions. Must be present at all home games. Lead all fundraising efforts for the Cheer and Dance team. Research strategy and collaborate with PG VALOR SPORTS marketing staff on in game performances; and out of gym appearances (minimum 3 per season). (2 positions to fill-1 Director and 1 assistant)