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Central Coast Mariners FC will offer a Communication Internship & Matchday Media Operations Internship throughout the 2014/15 Hyundai A-League pre-season and season proper.

The Internships will provide two ambitious people with the opportunity to gain a wide range of practical experience in the media, public relations, marketing, and operations spaces with the Central Coast-s only professional sporting franchise.

The Internships are both designed to assist determined individuals to extend their theoretical media, public relations and marketing base via practical experience in a fast-paced, diverse, motivated and fun work environment.

Ideally the Internships are suited to students currently undertaking study in the field of communication, marketing, business and/or events.

An interest in and knowledge of football - as well as Central Coast Mariners FC, the Hyundai A-League, the Westfield FFA Cup, and the AFC Champions League - is desirable.

In 2014/15, Central Coast Mariners FC will celebrate its tenth season in the Hyundai A-League. The Club currently has 5,900 registered members, an average home gate of 9,500 fans, and one of the most consistently successful teams in the competition.

COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP • 1 day per week from September 2014 through to April 2015. • Applicants should be familiar with Microsoft Office and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES • Generate copy and content for, as well as the Club-s expanding matchday handout, The Loose Cannon. • Retrieve and/or archive media clips about the team and/or Club. • Assist with the development of press releases, media and match notes. • Prepare and distribute social media posts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). • Interview players, technical staff, and key management personnel as required. • Assist with club events and promotions from a communication perspective.

MATCHDAY MEDIA OPERATIONS INTERNSHIP • Central Coast Mariners home matchdays (Hyundai A-League, Westfield FFA Cup, AFC Champions League (if applicable)) from September 2014 through to April 2015. • Applicants should be familiar with Microsoft Office and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES • Assist with the set-up & pack-down of media facilities (press box, press conference room, mixed zone, field of play). • Distribute official team-sheets & match information to journalists/photographers/broadcasters. • Monitor the press box before, during and after the match & assist journalists/photographers with queries/problems. • Assist with the distribution and retrieval of official media bibs (photographers/broadcasters). • Depending on availability, assist with media operations at the Club-s home Foxtel National Youth League matches.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • The Communication Intern may be asked to work some nights and weekends. • The Matchday Media Operations Intern will be required to work on nights and weekends. • Both the Communication Intern and Matchday Media Operations Intern are responsible for their own transportation to/from Mariners HQ (Tuggerah) or home matches. • For their efforts each Intern will receive: - A 2014/15 Central Coast Mariners tracksuit & polo shirt. - Complimentary tickets to Central Coast Mariners home Hyundai A-League, Westfield FFA Cup, and AFC Champions League matches. - An invitation to the Club-s 2015 Mariners Medal Dinner and other events throughout the Internship period. - A written reference at the completion of the Internship period. - Consistent feedback throughout the Internship period. - The unique opportunity to gain experience at a leading Hyundai A-League franchise. - The opportunity for extended/paid work at the completion of the Internship period. - The opportunity to access further training opportunities via the Club-s well-established network of professionals and organisations.

If you are interested in one of the above Internship positions, please e-mail a cover letter and CV to with the name of the Intership(s) in the subject line before 5:00pm on Thursday 31 July 2014. Interviews for the positions will occur in August 2014.