Marketing & Fan Development Intern - Fall 2019

  Sporting Kansas City
  Central Region
  Sports Internship
  Posted/Updated: 07/16/19

Job Summary

The Sporting Kansas City Marketing & Fan Development Intern promotes Sporting Kansas City to ensure a memorable fan experience.  The intern assists the Marketing Team with fan development, event planning, marketing and advertising; acting as the “face” of Sporting Kansas City and strengthening the brand with a natural connection to the community.


  • Represent Sporting Kansas City, Children’s Mercy Park and other affiliates and partners at events in the community year-round.

  • Set up, take down and transport the various elements of related to activation.

  • Engage fans by developing a rapport in a short time through natural dialogue.

  • Market Sporting Kansas City during events throughout Kansas City and its surrounding communities.

  • Create and update the database for all leads collected during events.

  • Responsible for executing grassroots marketing promotions throughout the Kansas City area at community events, festivals, parades, concerts, away game viewing parties at No Other Pub, etc.

  • Partake in game day duties including, but not limited to, assisting the Marketing Team in pre-game and halftime activities.

  • Responsible for the club’s lead capture efforts including collection, distribution and database maintenance.

  • Attend and participate in monthly meetings.

  • Perform essential functions with confidence.

  • Responsible for managing crowds, as necessary.

  • Represent Sporting Kansas City and its related affiliates in a professional manner at all times.

  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.


  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.

  • Able to work both in teams and independently

  • Charismatic, outgoing and vibrant personality.

  • Knowledgeable and innovative with strong problem-solving skills.

  • Team oriented.

  • Ability to perform multifaceted projects in conjunction with daily activities.

  • Professional appearance, demeanor and approach.

  • Strong passion for Sporting Kansas City, the MLS, International Soccer and the Kansas City market.

  • Motivated self-starter.

  • Ability to work well under pressure.


  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Marketing, Communications, Fashion, Merchandising, Public Relations, Event Planning, or other related field required, with the ability to receive college credit.

  • Prior experience with event production, promotions and/or game presentation preferred.

  • Highly involved with college campus organizations and events.

  • Proven leadership abilities and skills.

  • Strong knowledge of the Kansas City market.

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.

  • Bilingual speaking abilities preferred.

  • Web or HTML experience preferred.

  • Strong cloud-based document sharing skills.

  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.

  • Must have personal computer and access to the Internet.


  • Required to stand and walk for long periods of time.

  • Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls.

  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.

  • Reach with hands and arms.

  • Required to talk and hear consistently.

  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to fifty (50) pounds if necessary.

  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.

  • Will be working in various outdoor weather conditions, including frequent exposure to the sun and heat.

  • Will be required to do light traveling around the Kansas City area.

  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.

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