Intern - KemperLesnik, Sports Marketing & Events (January-April 2022)

  • 10 S Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

KemperLesnik is a leading public relations, events and sports marketing agency serving Fortune 500 clients. Ranked by Crain's Chicago Business among Chicago's top PR agencies, KemperLesnik produces award-winning communications programs for B2B firms, global consumer products companies and leading sports brands in addition to constructing acclaimed sports marketing sponsorship platforms and activations. KemperLesnik manages major national and international events, including the Maui Invitational, and numerous PGA TOUR affiliated events, for more than 30 years. For more information, visit; Follow us on Twitter: @KemperLesnik and LinkedIn.

Job Description

KemperLesnik is currently accepting applications for the position of Intern on the Sports Marketing and Events Team. This position will introduce a highly motivated individual to all aspects of athletic event management and brand activation. The Intern is responsible for supporting the KemperLesnik event team in all areas including hospitality, sponsorship coordination, participant communication and event operations.

The position is based in KemperLesnik’s Downtown office (10 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1844). Hours are typically 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday but do involve some travel and extended hours based on event schedules. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in day-to-day contact with event participants
  • ​​​​​​​Assist in all aspects of planning, setup, execution and post-event operations
  • Assist with fulfillment of sponsor contracts as well as assist with post-event wrap up reports


  • Must be a college student in marketing, event management, or a similar industry 
  • Previous internships or positions in the sporting events industry preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency and interest in events
  • Exceptional communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Must be detail oriented
  • A strong work ethic
  • Strong customer service skills over the telephone, in person, and through written communication
  • Must be fluent with Office programs including Word and Excel
  • Desktop publishing/design skills (i.e. Photoshop, PageMaker, Illustrator) a plus
  • Ability to work irregular hours including nights, weekends, and some holidays
  • Read and write (English)
  • Communicate verbally with staff members and/or customers
  • Give and/or follow verbal and written instructions
  • Retrieve, read and interpret information from technical sources
  • Stand, sit, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, bend and kneel for up to 10 hours at a time
  • Lift up to 30 lbs occasionally, 20 lbs frequently, and 10 lbs constantly


Additional Information

KemperLesnik Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer