Intern, Commercial Affairs
Be a part of building and servicing a national brand. The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence. We are the largest private supporter of high performance sport in Canada and we are responsible for all aspects of Canada’s involvement in the Olympic Movement, including participation in the Olympic and Pan American Games.
The purpose of this position is to provide administrative assistance to the COC’s Commercial Affairs function with the primary objectives being to ensure consistent brand application across all stakeholders, protect the investments of our marketing partners and preserve the long-term viability of the Olympic brand in Canada. This position will largely assist with overseeing requests for use of the Olympic brand and related approvals from internal and external stakeholders and support COC’s Games-time brand protection and case management function.
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND PRIORITIES
The primary focus of this position is to provide support for the Commercial Affairs function as it relates to managing and administering the Olympic brand in Canada. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Monitoring the market across various platforms (out of home, digital, social media) for brand infringement activity
- Case filing and tracking with the objective of staying on topic of time sensitive cases
- Coordinating the competition uniform approvals process and providing additional support to the COC’s National Sport Organization partners
- Assisting with the execution of the COC’s Rule 40 policy and framework in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
- Overseeing the Commercial Affairs’ brand use request system and tracking such requests
- Assisting with various marketing & strategic partner initiatives and Business Development projects on an as needed basis
QUALIFICATIONS AND CRITICAL SKILLS
- Must be working toward a university degree in business or sport administration and have a general interest and buy-in to the COC’s perspective on brand protection
- Excellent communication skills, with a particular emphasis on formal writing
- Ability to articulate ideas in a clear, concise manner
- Good organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects
- Possess a keen eye and attention to detail, with the ability to maintain consistency across all projects
- Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset
The term of this internship would be from the beginning of May until the end of August 2020. The specific start and end dates are flexible. Flexible working hours are also available throughout the internship for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please indicate your availability on your application.
Please send all cover letters and resumes by February 24, 2020 to email@example.com citing the position title in the subject line. No telephone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.