Spring 2013 Communications Internship

January - May, 2013

Job Title:   Communications Spring Internship

Location:   Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts

Level:   Internship for recent college graduate or graduate school student

Reports directly to:   Communications Manager

Begins:   Immediately, or when a qualified job candidate is available.

Experience:   1+ year of relevant experience

Overall objectives:   Work with the Director of Marketing and Communications, and the Communications Manager to help with communications plan for the 2013 Boston Marathon.

This position will report to the Communications Manager and will be responsible for assuring the communications planning timelines, as well as the execution of said activations on and around April 15, 2013. Event management and road race experience a plus, strong organizational skills, multi-tasking ability, and team-first attitude a must.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Assistance with communications
  • Writing press release, story lines, and preparing documents for event
  • Prepare post-event summaries and reports to management
  • Assist in the implementation of communications efforts across printed, electronic, and social media

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong worker with project completion and event management experience.
  • Technical and logistical experience with established, large scale public events; experience in athletics and entertainment desirable but not essential.
  • Strong personal and communicative skills.
  • Ability to think quickly, analytically and decisively both in the office and in the field.
  • Possess a challenging mindset and ability to thoroughly track meetings, discussions, and objectives.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent influencing and relationship building skills.
  • Work as a team player.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with fellow employees and key consultants.
  • Bachelors Degree required.
  • 1+ year(s of relevant experience.
Please send resume to mdavis@baa.org by January 30 for consideration.
B.A.A. Moment 4

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.