Sports 1 Marketing (S1M) has announced its newest partnership with Internships.com. S1M’s CEO David Meltzer explained that the collaboration is a simple concept, “recognize[ing] that interning and career training are a crucial element for success in the sports industry.”
The partnership makes a lot of sense. S1M has over 35 years of experience working with elite and legendary athletes, promoting and marketing those athletes’ individual brands. Further, S1M has its own internship program that invests a lot of time educating and training individuals who are passionate about carving out a path in the sports field. Internships.com is the world’s largest internship marketplace bringing students, employers and higher education institutions together in one centralized location and it has been recognized as a Forbes Top 10 Career Website.
This site’s centralized concept fills a major void in the marketplace. It can be an exhausting process for many students and job seekers pursuing internships in the sports industry because of the limited number of internship openings, time-consuming process of finding internships, and competitive nature of the sports market. This microsite hopes to bridge that gap. “One of the keys to success in the sports industry is establishing meaningful relationships and interning is one of the best ways to begin those life long relationships that will lead to success in business and ultimately in life,” Meltzer said.
Currently posted on the SM1 and Internships.com site, http://www.internships.com/sports, are opportunities with the ATP World Tennis Tour, MLS Real Salt Lake, MLB Seattle Mariners, NBA Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Brooklyn Nets, as well as internships with professional and collegiate athletic associations. Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback and Sports 1 Marketing Founder, Warren Moon stated, “[w]e are excited about our launch today but this is just the beginning. Many more professional sports teams and leagues will be posting opportunities throughout the year and we look forward to helping these sports businesses connect with the next generation of talent in America.”
The site does not only post sports internships, but it also provides resources for future sports leaders. For instance, the site currently has a section that offers “Warren Moon’s Tips,” and other useful tools that provide advice on how to excel in a sports career. These tips will ensure that students and job seekers have the knowledge to be successful at their internship. When describing the partnership Robin D. Richards, the CEO of Internships.com said, “[t]hrough our partnership with Sports 1 Marketing we’ll afford our millions of student users the opportunity to discover new sports internships and break into the highly competitive sports industry.” Based on each company’s individual success, there is no doubt that this partnership will meet its core mission and create opportunities that were not previously available in the marketplace.