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13 Sept 2023

Social Media Intern

🇺🇸 Tempe, AZ, USA
0+ years exp.

Position: Social Media Intern

Reports To: Manager of Digital Content

Location: Arizona Cardinals (Tempe, AZ)

Duration: September 2023 - June 2024

Cardinals Organizational Summary:

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is a professional football team within the National Football League (NFL). The Cardinals compete in the National Football Conference (NFC) West division and call State Farm Stadium in Glendale their home stadium.

As one of the oldest pro football franchises in the U.S., the Cardinals Club has established itself as a sport and cultural hallmark within Arizona, developing a family-oriented culture that strives to be a championship team on the field, in the community, and as an organization. Over the years, the organization not only continues to grow its fanbase and reach within the local community but also prides itself in maintaining a diverse and dedicated workforce.

If you want to join an organization that values safety, courtesy, efficiency, experience, diversity, and longevity, we would love for you to join our team. Learn more about the Arizona Cardinals and see what’s happening here.

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Digital Content and Social Media Specialist, the Social Media Intern is responsible for maintaining and upholding the Arizona Cardinals social media standards through engaging content curation, timely coverage, and thoughtful storytelling that help achieve organizational goals.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Assist the Social Media team with various tasks such as capturing content during practice sessions, providing game-day coverage, and managing the @AZCardinals presence on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Linkedin, and potential future platforms
  • Utilize social media reporting tools such as hookit and emplifi to track organic metrics and create weekly analytics reports based on key findings
  • Attend, cover, and facilitate day-to-day publishing across Cardinals ancillary accounts including @AZCardsCheer, @AZCardsInTheCommunity, and @AZCardsYouthFB
  • Monitor UGC and lead on community management of all accounts under the Cardinals umbrella
  • Ideate 1-2 innovative social concepts per week and present them for consideration
  • Update player information into database, adding new players and removing those who have left the team
  • Actively engage in social media and marketing meetings, providing insights and taking notes to distribute to the broader department
  • Monitor digital trends and best practices providing suggestions for improvement
  • Other duties as assigned by the social media team


  • Bachelor’s degree or currently pursuing a degree with a focus in communications, marketing, social media, photography, or a related field (or equivalent experience)
  • Availability to work up to 32 hours per week throughout the duration of the internship
  • Proven success creating engaging content and achieving audience growth
  • Baseline understanding of photography and videography as it pertains to social media platforms
  • Strong knowledge of football and the NFL
  • Strong knowledge of social media best practices
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite is a required
  • Flexible to work nights, holidays and weekends

Summary: The person best suited for this role is a proactive problem solver, possessing a strong work ethic, and a keen attention to detail. The ideal candidate must have the ability to work all Arizona Cardinals games, as well as work irregular schedules such as weekends, early mornings, late nights, and holiday work assignments. This person must also have a strong grasp on the nuances of various digital communities and be able to contribute to online conversations in a way that feels authentic to the brand.

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.