Internship – Hoop Group

School: Hoop Group
Position: Intern
Position Type: Internship

About Hoop Group

Hoop Group is a comprehensive basketball company dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of basketball players around the globe by providing the best instruction, competition, and exposure. Hoop Group originated in 1963 as an overnight summer camp for boys and girls in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Since then, the company has expanded to include tournaments, instructional programs, event management consulting, collegiate recruiting, and numerous other services, cementing itself as one of the powers of the basketball industry. Today, Hoop Group is the leader in grassroots basketball with over 320 annual events and over 100,000 participants.

2021 Internship Description

Individuals looking to be a part of Hoop Group have the option to participate either completely in-person at our Headquarters in Neptune, NJ (HGHQ) or in a hybrid fashion, splitting time between working remotely and in-person after completing an in-person onboarding process.

Our internship opportunities are unpaid and designed to be for college credit. However, we encourage students who do not need credits to still apply as paid opportunities become available throughout the year.

Interns will be involved in the following facets of Hoop Group:


  • Prepare and execute event logistics (facility booking, ticketing, team relations, etc)
  • Research and communicate with facilities in potential host cities
  • Assist with the NCAA Event Certification process
  • Track income and expenses for maintaining budgets
  • Coordinate the event and coaching staff hiring process
  • Travel to event locations and assist with operational tasks
  • Facility and instructional program management at Hoop Group Headquarters


  • Recruit new customers and participants for individual and team events
  • Manage incoming correspondence with customers via email and telephone
  • Communicate and work effectively with college and club basketball coaches
  • Perform cold calls and update customer database with pertinent information

Marketing and Digital Media

  • Graphic design
  • Photography and videography editing
  • Social media content creation and analytics

Professional Qualifications

  • Outgoing and personable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to focus and work in fast paced environment
  • Able to anticipate needs and determine priorities
  • Maintain decorum and confidentiality when interacting with high profile clients
  • Able to work a non-traditional schedule and travel to assigned locations

Covid-19 Prevention Plan

In accordance with the standards and regulations set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), Hoop Group has enacted certain procedures to ensure the health of all staff and facility visitors. The policies outlined below will apply to all Hoop Group interns as well as full- and part- time staff members.

Personnel Requirements

Every intern will need to be tested for Covid-19 3-5 days before their first scheduled day at Headquarters and show a negative result from said test. Interns will not be allowed to begin the program until their test results are on file.

Interns, as well as all full- and part- time staff members, are required to disclose any travel out of the state of New Jersey to determine their need to test and self-quarantine.

All full time employees are required to get tested for Covid-19 at a minimum of once every 14 days.

Daily Health Screenings

All Hoop Group staff and interns are expected to use their best judgement and survey their health each morning before coming to HGHQ. A person experiencing any symptoms of any illness, including but not limited to Covid-19, should communicate with their direct supervisor and not come in to work that day. If symptoms still persist 24 hours later, the individual must consult with their medical doctor for further evaluation before returning to HGHQ.

Upon arrival at HGHQ, every individual checks their temperature using a no-touch infrared thermometer. Anyone with a temperature of 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit or higher is not permitted to stay at HGHQ and must consult with their medical doctor for further evaluation before returning to HGHQ. 

Work Stations

All personnel work at assigned desks that are configured at least 6 feet apart in accordance with CDC social distancing recommendations. Individuals are responsible for maintaining a clean workspace to reduce the possibility of virus and/or bacteria transmission.

Hand Hygiene

Per CDC recommendations, Hoop Group has installed additional hand sanitizing stations utilizing products containing at least 70% isopropanol alcohol that all staff, interns, and visitors are encouraged to use frequently.

Face Coverings

All Hoop Group personnel must wear a cloth or medical-grade mask over their nose and mouth while not at their assigned desk and moving throughout the facility. Facility visitors and participants are required to wear a mask or when they are not participating in active basketball-related activities.

Notice of Alterations

These policies and practices are subject to change as the state of New Jersey Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control issue new guidelines. All updates will be communicated with staff and interns as they become available.

Applicant Information:

To Apply

Current undergraduate and graduate students should email their resume and the contact information of two references to Ashley Biddle at [email protected]. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.


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