Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx are accepting applications for their newly developed fellowship program, available exclusively to female college graduates.
“The sports industry has historically under-represented women and our goal is to create a more inclusive and diverse workplace,” said Timberwolves & Lynx CEO Ethan Casson. “We’re committed to closing the gender gap and growing future leaders within our organization. We want this fellowship to give a holistic view of working for a professional sports organization and help the fellow gain the experiences necessary to be prepared for a career in any area of the business.”
The fellow will participate in eight, six-week business rotations. The business units will include marketing, public relations, ticket sales, membership services, corporate partnership sales, corporate partnership activation, business intelligence and live programming and entertainment. The experience will also include one-on-one mentoring, executive-level coaching and a glimpse into basketball operations.
Candidates will need to submit a resume, video essay and two letters of recommendation to be considered. To be eligible, candidates must currently be in their fourth year of college or a recent graduate of a four-year program in Minnesota. Applications will be accepted until January 13, 2017 and are available at http://nbateamjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=105826.
The term of the fellowship will run from May 31, 2017 through April 30, 2018. Along with an hourly pay rate, fellows will have access to company benefits.
The Timberwolves & Lynx are implementing additional efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive work environment, including a new hiring guideline that requires all hiring managers to interview a minority and female candidate for any open positions in the company and a mandatory conscious inclusion training for every employee.