Memphis Grizzlies

Intern, Community Engagement

Job Locations US-TN-Memphis
Intern Full-Time

The Opportunity

The Memphis Grizzlies organization is actively committed to helping strengthen communities across the mid-south region.  Through the work of our Community Engagement team, we leverage the power of sports to address important social issues in education, youth development, and health and fitness.   The Community Engagement Intern will promote and support the mission and needs of the organization by assisting with program planning, implementation, and departmental needs. This position reports to Manager, Community Engagement and is part of the collaborative partnership between the Community Engagement team and Grizzlies Foundation. 

In This Role You Will

  • Assist with the preparation and execution for all Grizzlies community initiatives, including but not limited to our core areas of focus Education, Service and Health and Fitness;
  • Provide administrative support for department which includes event tracking, calendar updates that are reported to NBA league office, creating templates and outlines for events;
  • Manage in-kind donations program: track, process, and fulfill requests on a monthly basis. Provide monthly/yearly summaries for all donations;
  • Assist with the distribution of Grizz Ticket Assist to nonprofit organizations and local schools;
  • Assist with courtside experiences, in arena programs and special events;
  • Research and document best practices among professional sports teams as it relates to programs and issues relevant to our community platform;
  • All other duties as assigned.

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proficient in computer programs including MSWord, Office, and Excel;
  • Organized and detail oriented with impeccable time management skills;
  • Team player with strong customer service focus;
  • Flexible schedule to include working game nights and weekends;
  • Must have the flexibility to work events both virtual and in person. 
  • Able to work a full-time schedule for a commitment of one year. 

   Nice to Have:

  • Knowledge and passion of NBA Basketball.
  • Demonstrated interest and experience volunteering within the community, including but not limited to, youth programs, sports programs, non-profit organizations, schools, etc.



What We Offer


At the Memphis Grizzlies our internships provide an opportunity for you to put your education into practice, develop your leadership skills and gives you a competitive advantage of working in professional sports at the end of your internship.   In addition to offering a competitive hourly wage and paid holidays, we have a host of other tangible benefits.


Keeping You Healthy

  • Industry leading health coverage
  • Wellness programs through EAP and Headspace


Discounts and Perks

  • Team Store Discounts
  • Happy Hours and other fun activities
  • Free parking and game night meals
  • NBA Sponsored Discount Programs
  • Employee Referral Bonuses
  • Employee Recognition Programs


Taking Time Off

  • Generous paid holidays, including but not limited to, MLK Day, Juneteenth, July 4th, Labor Day and more


Professional Growth & Development

  • Gain coveted work experience
  • Develop and refine skills applicable to future careers
  • Establish and foster critical networking connections
  • Gain confidence and master professional soft skills


Memphis Basketball LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to treating all applicants and team members fairly based on their abilities, achievements and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by law.



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