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INTERNSHIP PICK OF THE WEEK: Madison Square Garden Internships

MSG Offers Great Internship Opportunities in Sports & Entertainment

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About Madison Square Garden:

Madison Square Garden (MSG) is often touted as “The World’s Most Famous Arena” and is known to many in the New York City area simply as “The Garden” due to its’ preeminent position as a sports and concert venue. It is located in the heart of Manhattan, at 4 Pennsylvania Avenue on 8th Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets and directly over Penn Station. The new Garden was opened in 1968, replacing the previous Garden which was situated on 8th Avenue as well, between 49th and 50th Streets and operated from 1925 t0 1968.

The current Garden is the longest active major sporting facility in the Metropolitan New York area. Madison Square garden is the home to the New York Knicks basketball team, the New York Rangers hockey team, and a wide variety of other sports venues including the N.I.T. college basketball tournament finals. In addition, it also hosts major concerts, the Ringling Brothers Circus, and a variety of other major New York City events. It also houses The Theater at Madison Square which has been the venue for the NFL and NBA Drafts, CBS Television's Fall Premiere and many other family and theatrical productions. In addition, they also operate the MSG Network, which televises many sporting events as well as other programming.

Internships:

Madison Square Garden has an extensive Internship Program designed to give participants experience across a broad range of disciplines. The MSG Philosophy regarding internships states, “We believe in developing talent. One way we do this is through our extensive internship program. Over many years Madison Square Garden has developed the program to create real, valuable opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to learn, grow and explore The Madison Square Garden Company.”

MSG Internships are designed to be very “hands on” and must be done for credit. The internships are offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters. Upon completion of an MSG internships, candidates may want to look into a future career with MSG.

Benefits:

Internships at Madison Square Garden can prepare students for a career in a wide range of disciplines; including Communications, Finance, Human Resources, Entertainment Marketing, Television Sales & Marketing, Operations, Production, Website Development, Content Management, and IT Support and Troubleshooting. In addition, all MSG internships are paid and students are able to receive a number of discounts for programs and events.

Students may receive college credit by working through their college or university but college credit is not a requirement of the program.

Location:

Internships are located in New York City with additional opportunities available in New Jersey, Chicago, and California. Interns may be assigned to work in the following divisions of MSG:

  • New York Knicks
  • New York Rangers
  • New York Liberty
  • Radio City Entertainment
  • MSG Network
  • MSG Communications
  • MSG Facilities
  • MSG Corporate
  • fuse

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in college, working towards a two year, four year or graduate degree and candidates must provide a letter from their school verifying enrollment.
  • Candidates must possess solid communication, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Candidates must maintain professionalism on the job.
  • Strong organizational skills are required with an ability to multitask.
  • Candidates must be proficient in basic computer programs including, but not limited to Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer.
  • Candidates should be available to work a minimum of 21 hours and up to 35 hours per week.

Deadlines to Apply:

Fall semester (September through December) - First week of August
Spring semester (January through May) – First week of December
Summer (June through August) – First week of April

To Apply:

To apply for a Madison Square Garden Internship, interested applicants can send their resume to:

Internship Coordinator
Human Resource Department

Madison Square Garden
2 Penn Plaza, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10121

Email: msghr@thegarden.com
Fax: (212) 465-6373 Attn.: Human Resources

To learn more about MSG and their internship program, check out some of the LinkedIn Profiles online.

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