INTERNSHIP

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE THE CAYMAN ISLANDS FENCING FEDERATION INTERNSHIP PROGRAM!

OVERVIEW

In this global society passion and dreams are not enough for you to stay ahead of the game. That’s why at The Cayman Islands Fencing Federation (CIFF) we seek the fearless, the proactive, the exceptional, the motivated and the innovative. Many students spend countless classroom hours learning, only to graduate with very little if any practical applicable experience. Completing an internship with an internationally recognized organization can give you the experience you need to pursue your chosen career field. An international internship stands out on your resume, builds your social network, gives you an advantage in a tough job market, and redefines your global perspective by building your socio-cultural intelligence and skill sets.

Our highly competitive internship program provides candidates with the opportunity to get to know the exciting and diversified world of the CIFF, but also the chance to learn more about yourself, your fields of interest and various career opportunities. Regardless of your educational background, the CIFF offers real world opportunities ranging from coaching, social media development,  program development, relationship management, sports marketing and human resources. As a CIFF intern, you’ll help us to shape and to fortify the Cayman Fencing brand and to leave a legacy in the Sporting world.

The CIFF internship program seeks to provide interns with an experiential learning opportunity within our organization. Our internships typically require that you are approved by your high school or university to earn academic credit for your work with the CIFF.

AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES

CIFF is currently seeking interns for the following opportunities:

SPORTS MARKETING

This Intern will be exposed to the day to day workings of the overall marketing department and have the opportunity to work cross functionally with various divisions within the marketing department (creative, public relations, account marketing). With an internship in sports marketing, you will learn about how to develop a grass roots campaign that drives community and city nationwide support for the Cayman Islands Fencing Federation (CIFF). Primary Responsibilities will be assisting in the overall sports marketing plan for the CIFF. This includes working with professional athletes, grassroots initiatives, sponsorships and more! Develop and create CIFF marketing appearances. Assist with the roll out of new product/campaign initiatives.

CIFF AMBASSADOR INTERN (REMOTE)

These interns will be assigned to different regions of the world and asked to communicate with members in the fencing community in their respective community. Interns will be expected to assist us in raising awareness for the work Cayman Islands Fencing Federation is doing to harness the passion of the fencing community into positive social impact. This internship will provide students an opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a real life sales environment. Students will gain hands-on experience working on various projects in the sales and marketing area, working on promoting ideas. This intern will work closely on assisting CIFF in the rollout of our CIFF Branding Program. This is an initiative that will seek to empower individuals around the interns respective region to support our mission. CIFF Ambassadors will be equipped and empowered to sell CIFF paraphernalia such as t-shirts, hats, bumper stickers and more in support of The Cayman Islands Fencing Federation. Interns in this position will be involved in communications and marketing efforts aimed at college and high school students.(Multiple positions available.)

SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN (REMOTE)

This intern will come up with a weekly strategy to create interest and excitement for Cayman Islands Fencing Federation on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and Flickr.

COACH / PROGRAM DEVELOPER (CAYMAN)

In partnership with UCCI this internship will involve practical hands-on and classroom experience by observing and participating in day-to-day operations of CIFF youth and adult fencing programs. The Intern will help with efforts to promote physical fitness, general health, and teamwork through after-school and community-based fencing programs. Emphasis is placed on developing competence in basic professional methods such as analysis, fiscal management, planning, record keeping, promotion, programming, teaching and member services.

As an intern coaching fencing, you can be a positive role model for children and teenagers while developing your own leadership skills. No coaching experience is needed to volunteer on a community sports project, as long as you are energetic and eager to share your love for sports and fitness abroad. If you have little or no coaching experience, local staff and teachers are always happy to help enthusiastic volunteers in any way they can.

GRANT WRITERS (REMOTE)

CIFF needs an intern capable of researching funding opportunities within guidelines and writing compelling grants for eligible funding. This would require an intern with strong research, writing and analytical skills. The intern will gain tangible skills in grant writing relevant to non-profit organizations.

GRAPHIC ARTIST

As a graphic designer for the CIFF you will work with the Social Media manager to create digital banners for events, profile photo frames for community members, and expressive graphics for sponsors. 
Working with the other Interns your eye for design and aesthetic will bring a sense of solidarity to our Federation. 
Will you design a shirt for Tournaments? Create the next logo for a season? Or even bring together a full Cinema Ad to be seen in the Camana Bay Cinema by thousands of viewers. 
This position will build your portfolio and provide you international recognition as an artist and designer. 

 

HOW TO APPLY

To intern with the CIFF, you don’t need to be a Fencer, but you need to think like one. If the words passionate, competitive and innovative are part of your regular vocabulary, then you’re in the right place. Still interested? We encourage you to apply directly to the link below by sending:

  • a resume/CV

  • a cover letter

  • and 2 professional references

By applying for an internship, you will be aligned to the best available opportunity that meets your interests, skill sets, and experiences based off of your resume and application.

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