Infostrada looking for sports minded interns

8 March 2013

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Infostrada Sports Group is a global provider of sports data services, whose clients include major international media outlets, international and national sports federations, and organising committees of major sporting events.

Infostrada has provided biographies to the Organising Committees of the Athens, Turin, Beijing, Vancouver, and London Olympic and Paralympic Games, in addition to many Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cups, and European championship events. The biographies are used by accredited media such as reporters, TV broadcasters, and commentators at these events in order to improve the overall media coverage. In early 2013, Infostrada signed a deal with the International Olympic Committee to provide bios and other media services to every summer and winter Olympic Games until 2020. As a result the major bio projects for this year will the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.

Infostrada are currently looking for a number of sports journalism students interested in unpaid internships. Successful applicants will be working on Infostrada’s Biography Research Project which aims to include detailed biographies of competing athletes from around the world. These bios contain much more than facts and figures, they aim to get a much more real look at the person, often including anecdotal and personal historical information.

Successful applicants will be able to work from the comfort of their own computers, and will be in regular contact with senior researchers via Skype and social media.Infostrada

For further information please visit the BRP blog for a full introduction to the project and contact BRP Intern Co-ordinator Andrew Hendry to apply: