Venue Operations Internship - USC

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Special Olympics World Games 2015
350 S. Grand Ave, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Part-time, Unpaid (College Credit Required)
Timeframe: 09/01/14 — 01/01/15

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Description

Fall 2014: September 1, 2014 through December 12, 2014
Work Schedule: Mon – Fri (flexible shifts, with occasional weekend requirements)
Hours per week: 15-20

DELIVERABLES:

Development and management of key venue operational documents including:
- Daily run sheets
- Venue contact lists
- Venue issues trackers

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Every two years, the world transcends the boundaries of geography, nationality, political philosophy, gender, age, culture and religion, to come together for the largest sports and humanitarian event on the planet – the Special Olympics World Games. In the summer of 2015, Los Angeles will host 7,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from more than 170 countries that will compete at the Special Olympics World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA 2015). These Games will showcase the abilities of our athletes and create the awareness that leads to the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.

LA 2015, held from July 25 to August 2, 2015, will be the largest single event staged in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics, and mark the historic return of the Summer World Games to the United States. Featuring 9 days of competition in 25 sports, and supported by 3,000 coaches and 30,000 volunteers, the venues will be world-class, including Athlete Villages at USC and UCLA and a star-studded Opening Ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games. LA 2015 promises to be not only a spectacular event, but also an emotionally and socially impactful experience for all participants. For athletes and their families, the Games will open doors to unimagined possibilities. For those who volunteer, support, and sponsor the Games, it will inspire unprecedented pride and hope for a brighter future. And for Los Angeles, and throughout the region, it will transform society, creating a more just and understanding environment for us all.

The environment of the LA 2015 Games Organizing Committee (GOC) can be described as a philanthropic startup tied to a larger well-established organization - Special Olympics International (SOI). Our staff is values and mission driven, fun, hard working, results oriented, collaborative, and creative. Join us and help make a difference in Los Angeles and around the world.

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games Organizing Committee, Inc. is searching for a Venue Operations intern to join us in the USC Venue team. We are headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, California. You will be responsible for general position summary:

• Assist in overall project management via attendance at key planning meetings, minute taking and following up on action items across all functional areas.
• Assist in scoping of signage and wayfinding requirements across all venues within USC hub.
• Assist in development of venue specific training materials for staff and volunteers.

Responsibilities

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games Organizing Committee, Inc. is searching for a Venue Operations intern to join us in the USC Venue team. We are headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, California. You will be responsible for general position summary:

• Assist in overall project management via attendance at key planning meetings, minute taking and following up on action items across all functional areas.
• Assist in scoping of signage and wayfinding requirements across all venues within USC hub.
• Assist in development of venue specific training materials for staff and volunteers.
• Participate in venue site visits and planning meetings with various groups within USC i.e. Athletics, Recreation, Facilities etc.






LEARNING OUTCOMES:

By the end of the internship, the intern will learn how to:
• Plan a multi venue, multi sport event with International constituents.
• Lead venue tours with a variety of client groups.
• Identify, understand and utilize professional tools including project management and cross functional planning.
• Manage deadlines and expectations for projects through regular and ongoing communication.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Ability to work to collaborate across cross-functional teams and projects
• Computer and Technology savvy
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Upper-class undergraduate students or graduate students majoring in Physical Education, Sports Management, Event Planning or Sports Business Administration.
• Knowledge of general event principles.
• Familiarity with any drawing software for venue design (CAD preferred), Google docs and all Microsoft Office programs.
• Minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred

Requirements

GENERAL INFORMATION

Selected interns work 15-20 hours per week with the Special Olympics World Games 2015 Los Angeles over the course of 12-15 weeks during Fall 2014, Spring 2015 and Summer 2015. For-Credit Internships must be strongly related to a student’s academic discipline and must be approved by the university/academic department. Please check with your academic department head for internship requirements.

Eligible student applicants must, at a minimum:

• Be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university.
• Be a legally eligible for employment in the United States.
• Have completed a minimum of 12 credits (or equivalent block, quarter, etc.) by the time of application with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. (One-quarter credit usually equals .67 semester credits, and one block credit is usually equivalent to 4 semester credits).
• Current seniors are eligible to apply.

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