LeBron James Is a Boss, Launches Internship Program for Lucky College Students
I will go ahead and assume LeBron James will have more than enough resumes and creative cover letters to sort through for his internship program.
The Miami Heat superstar's official website, LeBronJames.com, is looking for interns for the spring, summer and fall semesters. Yes, you can work for the best basketball player in the world—barring stiff competition that comes with the millions of fans who have spotted the posting.
As with anything of this magnitude, there are some important caveats to those would-be interns wanting additional experience in "online content development and digital sports marketing."
For one, you have to be a current student in college who is also available for 10 hours a week. Candidates must also live in Ohio, South Florida or New York, which Sean Highkin from USA Today cleverly notes might draw a fair amount of speculation from Internet denizens.
James' interns will be expected to take care of the following:
- Maintaining basketball and technology industry dossiers
- Researching trends and advancements in the technology and sports space
- Assisting the content development team with updating LeBronJames.com
- Communicating and interacting with LeBron fans around the world
If you think you have what it takes, you need to hurry. The post states applications will be considered until June 4, at which time James and Co. will pick a lucky few out of the pack.
All of the necessary qualifications are obvious: works well with others, motivated, team player and a firm grasp of basketball.
As for things that will get you over the top, "experience in journalism, marketing or communications" and "Spanish fluency" are also listed.
ABC News notes there is no mention of financial recompense, but they do well to mention a Sports Illustrated report that reminds of the marketing reach an icon of his stature holds.
Meanwhile, the power forward of the Miami Heat is the second-highest paid U.S. athlete. He earned $56.5 million in the last year, $17.5 million of which was his salary and $39 million of which came from endorsements, according to Sports Illustrated. Included in his endorsement contracts are deals with Nike, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Samsung.
I certainly hope James and his staff are prepared for the avalanche of emails and Word documents headed their way, as a basketball-loving nation just heard there are a few openings for perhaps the sweetest gig in internship history.
A few college students are about to work for the greatest in the game, which will look pretty fancy on a future resume.
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