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Flyers Create Internship In Honor Of Aspiring Broadcaster Killed In Colorado Shooting

LITTLETON, CO - JULY 28: Kevin Goff signs a condolence card during a fundraising memorial for Jessica Ghawi at the Penalty Box bar within the Edge Ice Arena on July 28, 2012 in Littleton, Colorado. Jessica Ghawi was best known as Jessica Redfield, a young sports journalist and blogger. Ghawi had escaped another shooting rampage at a mall over a month ago in Toronto, Canada. Twenty-four-year-old James Holmes is suspected of killing 12 and injuring 58 others July 20 during a shooting rampage at a screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises' in Aurora, Colorado. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

LITTLETON, CO – JULY 28: Kevin Goff signs a condolence card during a fundraising memorial for Jessica Ghawi at the Penalty Box bar within the Edge Ice Arena on July 28, 2012 in Littleton, Colorado. Jessica Ghawi was best known as Jessica Redfield, a young sports journalist and blogger. Ghawi had escaped another shooting rampage at a mall over a month ago in Toronto, Canada. Twenty-four-year-old James Holmes is suspected of killing 12 and injuring 58 others July 20 during a shooting rampage at a screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in Aurora, Colorado. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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By Tim Jimenez

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – One of the four professional sports teams in the city is now accepting applications for an internship named after one of the 12 victims of July’s Aurora, Colorado mass shooting.

Jessica Redfield, 24, was an aspiring sports broadcaster and blogger. Hockey was her favorite sport and because of that the Philadelphia Flyers recently established a journalism/PR internship in Jessica’s name.

“To give a female college student, with similar career aspirations such as Jessica’s, the opportunity to gain career experience in the hockey world,” explains Ike Richman, Comcast-Spectacor spokesman.

The young woman selected will work in the team’s public relations office, on team broadcasts, social media and more.

“I’m ecstatic as would be my sister,” said Jordan Ghawi, Jessica’s brother who also established a scholarship in honor of his fallen sister. “This is a great opportunity for those who would like to follow in my sister’s footsteps and chase their dreams. The opportunity that the Philadelphia Flyers is providing here is immense.”

You can get more information or apply for the internship at http://comcast-spectacor.teamworkonline.com/. The Flyers say this will be a recurring internship position, so those not selected for the fall semester can apply again in the future.