Summer Plans? Apply for Georgia State Games Internship

The Georgia State Games is one of the largest Amateur Olympic-Style Sports Festivals in the country. This organization is now accepting applications for its 2016 summer internship program. It isn’t too early to start thinking about your summer plans – be sure to apply soon for these positions as they go fast. The executive director writes, “We look favorably on those students who applied early.”

The Georgia State Games is seeking top quality interns to operate many of the sporting events projects and programs. Read below (and this: PR Internship Description) for more information —

1) Summer: 18-20 interns (heavy event operations & marketing oriented) Housing available!

A. We need the following experiences for the Summer Term: Event Administration and Implementation, Graphic Design, Website, Public Relations, Marketing and Volunteer Soliciting.
B. We HIGHLY encourage students that participate or really like Olympic sports to apply.
C. We are looking for a wide range of students with diverse sporting interests, BUT definitely want a few students with the below sports expertise (club sport athletes are HIGHLY encouraged to apply too) and other areas indicated:

· Graphic Design
· Website
· Public Relations
· And More!!!

To Apply: Submit the following:

1) Application
2) Sports Questionnaire
3) Resume
4) Cover letter
5) If Graphics/Website/PR: ALSO submit samples or previous work.


1) Must be organized, team oriented, self starting, aggressive, outgoing and innovative.
2) Must be willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done especially including whatever “dirty” job that may take
3) Must have strong writing skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and PC (not Apple) computers.

Internship opportunities are offered depending on intern’s experience & skills, time commitment availability, academic credit ability and semester sought.

Housing is also available.  VERY FEW small financial stipends are available to those that have their own housing for the summer.

This internship is NOT for the student just looking to get credit or be a social butterfly or to party for the semester.

* Priority will be given to those students completing the internship for academic credit and/or for a graduation requirement.

To Apply: Go to under internships and complete and submit the FOUR items in ONE email as attachments.

These internship positions will provide someone with substantial experience in nonprofit development and management, event and sports managements in addition to gaining valuable office experience working in a non-profit.

DEADLINE:  Begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis and will continue until slots are filled.

For questions, please email Eric Pfeifer (, executive director for teh Georgia State Games Commission.


The Georgia State Games was created in 1989 as part of the effort to win the bid to host the 1996 Olympic Games. The largest program administered by the Georgia State Games is the Georgia Games Championships. The Championships is an Olympic style multi-sports festival that holds events and tournaments in about 50 different sports events, each held at a different venue. Known as the “people’s games” the Championships are open to Georgians of all ages and skill levels. The purpose of the Georgia State Games Championships is to provide Georgians with a program of physical activity, by encouraging involvement in amateur sports.
In addition to the Championships, the Georgia State Games administers other programs, such as the District Sports Festival, Sports Demonstrations, Sports Clinics and the Mascot Public Appearance program.
The Georgia Games belongs to a national membership association called the National Congress of State Games (NCSG.) State Games programs exist in forty states and involve a total of 500,000 participants, 1.2 million spectators and 100,000 volunteers each year. State Games competitions are held in over 536 communities with participants coming from over 6,000 cities and towns.

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