Women’s National Team : Internship Opportunity

Women’s National Team : Internship Opportunity


The Women’s National Team is soliciting communications interns for the 2017 World Cup in Surrey, Guilford, UK. Below you will find the overview of the internship.

Dates:   1 December 2016 –  1 August 2017

Location: Primarily working from home, on-going coordination with colleagues in the USA, Ireland and UK; opportunities for travel to Ireland and the UK.

Internship Objectives and Anticipated Outcomes
The objectives for this Communications Internship are as follows:

  • To implement and enhance Ireland Lacrosse’s communications and media strategies, including through its website and all social media channels;
  • To consolidate and enhance the system for ongoing management of Ireland Lacrosse membership, including expansion of membership numbers and enhancement of membership benefits;
  • To market, promote, and fundraise for Ireland Lacrosse, build a database of key contacts and develop strategic relationships with key individuals and external agencies;
  • To engage, in particular, with the Irish Senior Women’s National Team as it prepares to compete in the 2017 World Cup in Surrey, England from 12-22 July 2017, and to attend that tournament with the team (and receive all team uniform/apparel/equipment items) pending achievement of specific targets in relation to the internship objectives (specifically fundraising).

Skill Sets: This list is a general collection of ideas, not a checklist; above all else, we want enthusiastic and dedicated interns. Clear written & verbal communication – the ability to write press releases, answer media requests, live tweet games, et al. Social media prowess – engage followers & increase audience. Ability to network and fundraise – targeted-giving & corporate donors. Familiarity with Word Press. Knowledge of the women’s game.

Key Dates:

1 December 2016 – commencement of internship / planning meeting / orientation
20-22 January 2017, Baltimore, MD, USA – US Lacrosse Convention
12-22 July 2017, Surrey, Guilford, UK – 2017 Women’s World Cup

Work Planning and Check-in Meetings:  All Ireland Lacrosse WWC2017 business shared via Google Drive; periodic Skype/Google Hangout/other video calls, further meetings to be determined.

Applications from interested candidates should be sent to Catherine Conway (cconway@irelandlacrosse.ie) by 20 November 2016 1 December 2016.  This should include:

  • Resume/CV & cover letter
  • 3 references
  • €10 application fee sent via PayPal to Ireland Lacrosse (pay@irelandlacrosse.ie)




Assistant Coach, Women's National Team

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