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Shelby Goff

Major: Kinesiology and Health



Company/Organization: Kansas City Chiefs Football Club
Company/Organization website: http://www.chiefs.com
Title: Sports Lab Intern
Destination: Kansas City, Missouri
Timeframe: Spring 2017

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
As the Kansas City Chiefs Sports Lab Intern, I was responsible for the planning and execution of Sports Lab tours for school in the Kansas City area. Additionally, I partnered with the NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative where I visited local schools and conducted assemblies with the Sports Lab team. While the majority of my time was spent on focusing on the youth population in the Kansas City area, I also assisted the Community Outreach Department in community events such as visiting hospitals, schools, and military bases, participating in draft days and game day events, and so much more.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment was being able to work with the Community Outreach Department and assist in a Make-A-Wish request, school and hospital visits, and player appearances. I have created so many relationships with community members and Chief's personnel and I truly value all of the experience I have gained here with the Chief's. Being my first professional sports internship, I look forward to learning as much as I can before I continue my career in sports.

I learned...
The greatest lesson I have learned from my experience is that professional organizations, specifically sports organizations, have so much power to do good in the community. These teams are able to reach out to a wide range of people who look up to members of the organization and it is a duty to do their part and give back to the fans. Having the opportunity to give back is the most rewarding experience and I have learned so much about how little it takes to help in the community.

Advice for others...
My advice to anyone looking for a career specifically working with a professional sports organization is to find as many opportunities and internships as possible. It is a highly competitive field and in order to find a position with any team, multiple internships or field experiences are almost required.

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