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Jobs & Internships

To give you a little background

We live what we do. The Sports Backers staff is a passionate bunch, and we want our new team members to be passionate also. If you’re into the active lifestyle and want to help us spread the love of physical activity to the rest of Richmond, you’ve come to the right place. But just to warn you, we can’t take everyone… So dazzle us!


There are currently no open positions.



The Sports Backers have three internship positions available per term, working with Event Operations, Marketing and Communications, and Community Active Living Programs. Internships terms run from September 7, 2021 to May 22, 2022 and can be flexible based on an individual’s academic requirements and availability. Sports Backers has embraced a flexible work environment including both in-person and virtual work, however, some in-person office time and events will be required.

Currently, internship positions are unpaid but can be eligible for course credit. In accordance with Sports Backers’ organizational COVID-19 guidelines, candidates must have received a COVID-19 vaccine to be considered for a position.

Each internship position listed below requires an outgoing, self-motivated individual who possesses effective communication skills, both verbal and written. Each position will require weekend and evening work surrounding our event schedule. To apply, click on the link to any position and fill out the form.


PR & Communications Intern

• Assist the Public Relations & Marketing department with day-to-day promotion of Sports Backers events and active living programs.
• Assist with the management of the Sports Backers’ social media outlets. This includes increasing frequency of interaction, brainstorming contest ideas, and keeping the content fresh.
• Assist with graphic design, branding, and creative concepts, as well as video and podcast production.
• Research relevant stories and articles to feature in our blog and email newsletters.
• Write articles and press releases related to Sports Backers events and people participating in them.
• Assist in monitoring the performance of digital advertisements.

Applicants are asked to submit a relevant article, feature story, blog post, or social media campaign as a writing sample along with a cover letter and resume.

Applications will be accepted through July 31.



Event Management Intern

• Assist full-time staff with day-to-day operations and event planning.
• Answer incoming calls and assist in answering inquiries about the Sports Backers and our events.
• Assist with distribution of promotional materials in the community.
• Assist with mail-in registration input for all events.
• Manage projects for events and serve on event committees.
• Assist with the set-up and breakdown of events both on-site and in the warehouse.
• Assist other departments with projects as needed.

Applications will be accepted through July 31.


Community Active Living Programs

Applications closed July 15.