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