Student Employment Opportunities
If you are a student at the University of Southern Miss and looking to make a career in the sports industry, you can easily get started by gaining valuable experience in the Southern Miss Athletics Department. Please note that internships are unpaid; however, through these opportunites, students can earn college credit.
Student Media Relations Assistants
The University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Media Relations Department is accepting highly motivated, creative and aggressive individuals to serve the 2012-13 school year serve as student assistants, and become members of the Golden Eagles Media Relations staff for the 2012-13 school year.
The University of Southern Mississippi's Media Relations Department promotes and publicizes USM's 14 intercollegiate sports programs to raise awareness, increase attendance and ticket sales to each athletic event. The media relations office is the liaison between the coaches and student-athletes and the outside public, including the media. The office runs the in-game statistical software and all post-event media needs, in addition to managing all editorial content on SouthernMiss.com. The department also is responsible for being the historical archives of the athletic department.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Assisting with writing of press releases and organizing press coverage of USM's 14 sport teams
- Generating and maintaining content on SouthernMiss.com, the official athletics site of the University of Southern Mississippi
- Serving as secondary contacts for USM's 14 sport teams
- Attending office hours and home sporting events for assigned teams
- Performing other duties as assigned
Must be a current USM undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor degree in sports administration, journalism, public relations or related field. Must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. Candidates must be team-oriented. Must be able to work 10 hours a week, including assigned office hours and events. Must be available on the weekends - including every home football game in the fall.
As a member of the Media Relations Department, one will establish a foundation for a career in public relations, increase his/her knowledge of the of different collegiate sports, and gain hands on experience in the sports industry. You will also gain valuable writing, design, and public relations experience and how it relates to the sports industry. (Opportunities may also be available to attain college credit).
For more information contact Kyle Neaves at 601-266-4503 or email resumes to Kyle.Neaves@usm.edu.