Corporate Communications Intern

San Francisco 49ers
Santa Clara

Position Overview:

The five-time Super Bowl Champion San Francisco 49ers are seeking a Corporate Communications intern to assist the Communications department in the development and execution of communications initiatives for the team and Levi’s® Stadium. The ideal candidate is an outgoing and innovative communications professional, with experience in project management and proactive media pitching. A thorough understanding of the live sports and entertainment industry is beneficial. Experience managing multiple clients – specifically consumer brands, education, corporate social responsibility initiatives or cause-based marketing – for a public relations agency is desired.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Corporate Communications department with operational oversight of all 49ers and Levi's® Stadium corporate communications responsibilities
  • Manage media monitoring and internal reporting for key 49ers and Levi’s® Stadium corporate communications initiatives as directed
  • Develop and maintain local and national media lists for key media contacts in core functional competencies: technology, sustainability, education, community relations, marketing and sports business
  • Assist in the development and execution of strategic communications planning for all 49ers and stadium-related story ideas to media, including pitching 49ers EDU, 49ers PREP, 49ers - Community Relations, 49ers Foundation, along with other assigned media initiatives and press functions
  • Assist in preparing and editing internal communications materials used to brief employees
  • Write feature articles for 49ers publications and as well as press releases on topics related to core competencies
  • Support publicity efforts for non-NFL events scheduled at the stadium when deemed necessary
  • College Football, Professional/International Soccer, Concerts etc.
  • Work closely with the marketing and digital media departments to execute strategic communications plans and promote brand development

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Motivated self-starter with proven problem-solving abilities
  • Strong teamwork and relationship management skills
  • Works effectively with all personalities and skill levels
  • Creative, outside-the-box thinker
  • Efficiently meets internal and external deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly organized and attentive to details and process
  • Ability to use sound judgment and discretion while maintaining confidentiality
  • Ability to be flexible and resourceful in response to changing priorities and duties
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to continuously acquire new competencies and accept new challenges


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years of experience managing business and event communications for a public relations agency, a major brand and/or sports/entertainment organization
  • Unpaid Internship 
Thursday, February 7, 2019