2017 Internships

DC Breeze 2016-2017 Internship Program

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Interested in a 2016-2017 internship? See below, and email us at internships@thedcbreeze.com.

The door is open for our 2017 internship program!

  • We are looking for a few high level, management level contributors to fill the roles described below from now through the 2016-2017 school year and the 2017 Breeze season.
  • If you’d like to contribute at a lower commitment level, we are also looking for support for many activities from social media and web support to youth clinics, to community outreach, to simply growing awareness on a grass roots level… And of course game day support when the season gets rolling.

Our internship roles are unpaid, but they do include free entrance to our home games, Breeze gear, great sports management experience with a professional team in marketing/operations/etc., future career references, get-togethers with Breeze staff and players, and the immense gratitude of those same staff and players for helping make the Breeze a viable and increasingly successful organization.

We hope to hear from you!

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UPDATE 12/2/2016: ONE OF THESE 2 POSITIONS HAS BEEN FILLED

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DC Breeze Professional Ultimate Frisbee Team
Sponsorships and Sales Intern (2 positions available)

Minimum commitment: 10-15 hrs/wk
Location: Washington, DC and Vienna, VA

Company: The DC Breeze (http://thedcbreeze.com) is a professional ultimate frisbee team representing the DC metro area in the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL, http://theaudl.com).  The fledgling league has expanded across the U.S. and Canada to 26 teams in 2016.  The DC Breeze season runs from April to July each year, and includes home and away games against New York, Toronto, Montreal, and others.  Home games take place at Hotchkiss Field, Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.  The league is majority owned by Rob Lloyd, recent Development and Sales President of Cisco Systems, Inc., and the DC Breeze is majority-owned by Don Grage, a long-time DC metro area business and IT professional.  Mr. Grage also serves on the league’s Executive Council, and is an alumnus of the Georgetown McDonough MBA Program.

Sponsorships: Work directly with senior team management to prepare annual reports for 2016 sponsors and research, identify, prepare for, present, and help close sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 DC Breeze season. The role includes both self-guided and management-guided market research and analysis leading to targets and recommendations, and also reaching out directly to potential sponsors to gauge interest and secure follow-up actions.

Group Sales: Identify target corporations, organizations and other groups, build relationships and sell 2017 ticket packages. The role includes both self-guided and management-guided market research and analysis leading to targets and recommendations.

Requirements: Knowledge of and passion for sponsorship and sales activities in a professional sports environment; comfort with professional presentations as well as the hands-on details of selection and preparation for these opportunities; and a passion for the entrepreneurial environment of a growing professional sports franchise in its 5th year of operations.

Specific activities include the following:
– Research the sponsorship markets across the pro sports spectrum in the DC metro area to identify trends and targets.
– Gather, analyze and assess all available sponsorship and sales information from the league and other AUDL teams.
– Recommend, discuss and finalize 2017 sponsorship plans and associated marketing materials.
– Work with team management to identify and seek specific sponsorship and sales targets.
– Contact potential sponsors to generate interest and establish next steps.
– Contact potential group ticket purchasers to generate interest and close sales.

Info and Video Highlights:

For consideration, please send cover note and resume to internships@thedcbreeze.com.  Thank you for your interest in the DC Breeze!
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UPDATE 12/16/2016: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED

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DC Breeze Professional Ultimate Frisbee Team
Social Media and Marketing Intern

Minimum commitment: 10-15 hrs/wk
Location: Washington, DC and Vienna, VA

Company: The DC Breeze (http://thedcbreeze.com) is a professional ultimate frisbee team representing the DC metro area in the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL, http://theaudl.com).  The fledgling league has expanded across the U.S. and Canada to 26 teams in 2016.  The DC Breeze season runs from April to July each year, and includes home and away games against New York, Toronto, Montreal, and others.  Home games take place at Hotchkiss Field, Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.  The league is majority owned by Rob Lloyd, recent Development and Sales President of Cisco Systems, Inc., and the DC Breeze is majority-owned by Don Grage, a long-time DC metro area business and IT professional.  Mr. Grage also serves on the league’s Executive Council, and is an alumnus of the Georgetown McDonough MBA Program.

Description: Generate more awareness, interest and excitement about the DC Breeze and the sport of Ultimate in the DC metro area during the offseason and into the 2017 season with the effective use of social media/web tactics and interaction with local radio, television, print and internet organizations.Requirements: Practicing knowledge of and passion for social media; strong interest in sports marketing; knowledge of various marketing techniques for purposes of generating interest and fan engagement; comfort with traditional media communications; and a passion for the entrepreneurial environment of a growing professional sports franchise in its 5th year of operations.

Specific activities include the following:
– Contribute directly to social media campaign strategies and implementations.
– Analyze and assess the DC area sports marketing landscape and DC Breeze marketing activities to date.
– Contribute to the overall marketing strategy and plan with emphasis on social media, web/blog, and local media outlets.
– Finalize the annual marketing plan with team management.
– Implement the marketing plan with support of team management and other interns.
– Enhance team awareness and exposure in local media outlets including TV, radio, print and web.
– Seek out relationships with NoMa / H Street Corridor companies, restaurants, bars, and community associations.

Info and Video Highlights:

For consideration, please send cover note and resume to internships@thedcbreeze.com. Thank you for your interest in the DC Breeze!
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UPDATE 9/20/2016: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED

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DC Breeze Professional Ultimate Frisbee Team
Youth and Charity Outreach Intern

Minimum commitment: 10-15 hrs/wk
Location: Washington, DC and Vienna, VA

Company: The DC Breeze (http://thedcbreeze.com) is a professional ultimate frisbee team representing the DC metro area in the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL, http://theaudl.com).  The fledgling league has expanded across the U.S. and Canada to 26 teams in 2016.  The DC Breeze season runs from April to July each year, and includes home and away games against New York, Toronto, Montreal, and others.  Home games take place at Hotchkiss Field, Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.  The league is majority owned by Rob Lloyd, recent Development and Sales President of Cisco Systems, Inc., and the DC Breeze is majority-owned by Don Grage, a long-time DC metro area business and IT professional.  Mr. Grage also serves on the league’s Executive Council, and is an alumnus of the Georgetown McDonough MBA Program.

Description: Establish relationships with youth and charitable organizations to generate more awareness, interest and excitement about the DC Breeze and the sport of Ultimate, and organize youth clinics and charitable events with these organizations.Requirements: Knowledge of and passion for organizational outreach and promotion; strong interest in youth organizations, sports clinics, charities, and charitable events; comfort with direct communications in establishing relationships with youth and other organizations; and a passion for the entrepreneurial environment of a growing professional sports franchise in its 5th year of operations.

Specific activities include the following:
– Analyze and assess the DC metro landscape of youth and charitable organizations and opportunities for charitable events.
– Work with management to develop an updated outreach strategy for these organizations.
– Seek out relationships with regional non-profit and youth-related organizations such as Boy/Girl Scouts, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the YMCA, sports leagues, schools, religious organizations, local college/HS/club ultimate teams, etc.
– Organize and coordinate clinics and other events as identified and determined, with the assistance of Breeze players and other interns.

Info and Video Highlights:

For consideration, please send cover note and resume to internships@thedcbreeze.com. Thank you for your interest in the DC Breeze!
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