TBT 2019 Internship Opportunities


By: TBT Staff | @thetournament

TBT is looking for interns for 2019!

Company Description

The Basketball Tournament (TBT) is a 64-team, single elimination, winner-take-all, nationwide event for $2 million that airs live on ESPN each summer. Games take place in July/August and 2019 will mark its sixth year. TBT has experienced exponential growth in its first five years – growing from a $500,000 to $2 million prize; 2 hours streaming online to 44 hours on TV; and attracting first-class partners like Puma. Teams are comprised of former notable NBA players, current overseas professionals, and college alumni teams. In addition to experiencing professional basketball in the middle of the summer, by having alumni reunite for a meaningful event (some back in their home city/court) it’s a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity for both players and fans alike.


Job Description

We are in search of interns to help out with all areas related to event planning, marketing, and writing including (but not limited to):

- In-game entertainment - Merchandise planning and fulfillment - Partnership development - Ticketing and promotions - Collateral design and distribution - Signage inventory and maintenance - Team travel logistics - Content creation (team summaries, player interviews, etc.) - Writing (for the website and social) - Audio and/or video production - General research

- The ideal candidate will have an interest in sports/basketball, be willing to pitch in wherever needed in our start-up environment, and exhibit the following traits:

- Extremely detail-oriented - Highly organized - Quick learner - Excellent writing and computer skills - Good communicator - Superb time management skills - Team oriented but can also work independently


Time Commitment

10 hours per week, can be more or less depending on skill-set and schedule. The hands-on position may also include opportunities to develop your skills onsite during the live events next summer. The internship period will commence in January 2019 and conclude in August 2019.


School Credit / Next Steps

If you are a Business / Management major specializing in Event Management / Marketing or a Journalism major, TBT may be able to offer school credit.

To apply, please email Jennette Puzzo at jpuzzo@thetournament.com with your resume and cover letter.



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