Burns Entertainment & Sports Marketing: Seeking Remote Entertainment & Sports Marketing Intern (Fall 2021)

With Who:  Burns Entertainment & Sports Marketing

Location:  Remote (company based in Chicago, IL)

Dates:  Fall 2021

Position Summary:  We are looking for enthusiastic and driven marketing interns to the join the Burns Entertainment team for Fall 2021!

Check with your Internship Coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this internship for credit.

As an intern, you will receive hands-on training in all aspects of the sports and entertainment marketing business. In addition to supporting our executives in social marketing, public relations, advertising, business development and agency relations, you will also participate in the creative development of the business. This includes brainstorming sessions, researching celebrities, athletes and influencers for possible events and campaigns, and creating detailed proposals for clients.

Throughout the internship, you will receive a hands-on, one-of-a-kind experience with vast exposure to the entertainment and sports industry to prepare you for your future career. Some of our past interns have gone on to work for top-ranked, leading organizations, such as Edelman, THG Sports, Epic Sports & Entertainment, ICF Next, Buzz Weekly Magazine and MSG.

Current Opportunities: Although your experience at Burns Entertainment and Sports Marketing will encompass all aspects of the industry, internship assignments are separated into two company divisions.

  • Endorsements/Advertising/Public Relations/Social Media
  • Business Development


  • Researching celebrity, athlete and influencer names for client campaigns
  • Build client proposals
  • Comfortable with media outreach
  • Participating on client calls
  • Creating travel itineraries and travel logistics for clients
  • Producing and editing contracts from company templates

Interns will receive hands-on training in all aspects of the sports & entertainment marketing business. Intern assignments include working in one of our three company divisions: PR/Gifting, Advertising/Celebrity Speaking Engagements or Business Development. Training will cover contracts, research methods, use of the database, as well as general office skills. In addition, you will be provided with periodic informal seminars by Burns staff members on their areas of the business.

Under our supervision, you will assist Burns executives with all aspects of PR campaigns, endorsement campaigns, speaking engagements, personal appearance and other events. You will participate in the creative side of the business by involvement in brainstorming sessions, researching celebrities, influencers and athletes for possible events and campaigns, and compiling full bios for client proposals. Also, you may assist with event/campaign logistics and some customer service tasks.

Application Deadline:  Applications due by July 31, 2021 at 12:55 AM.

Apply (or request more information):  See more internship information at the CofC Handshake Portal site. If you want to be a part of this amazing opportunity and earn academic credit and gain work force experience, please send your cover letter with what term you are seeking and resume directly to: Janell Santiago – Operations Manager janell.santiago@burnsent.com

**Due to COVID-19, at this time all internships will be remote but could be subject to change.

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