Meyrav Levy '17 and Julia Finch '17 Land Summer Internships with Kraft Sports Group

Meyrav Levy '17 and Julia Finch '17 Land Summer Internships with Kraft Sports Group

Rice University Sport Management students Meyrav Levy ’17 and Julia Finch ’17 will be interning this upcoming summer in Foxborough, Massachusetts, with the Kraft Sports Group, the holding company of the New England Patriots.

Meyrav Levy

Levy will work in the communications department, focusing primarily on public relations for the Patriots. Finch will work in the company’s strategy department, performing data analysis and market research.

Levy spent last summer at Select Sports Group, an agency for professional athletes. She worked in the public relations department, under Director of Public Relations Melanie Wadden, where she gained industry experience. Levy corresponded with the media while safeguarding classified client information and constructing both internal and external communication reports for Select Sports Group.

“I’m really excited to be interning this summer with the Kraft Sports Group’s New England Patriots,” Levy said. “The selection process was very intense and stressful, but I was very fortunate that my current experience at Select Sports Group is directly transferable and helped me stand out as an early candidate for the position.”

Finch spent last summer with the Houston Rockets in the strategy department. In this role, she analyzed market research through the use of statistical programs and coordinated research reports for both the Rockets and the Toyota Center. She used data analysis to write reports and give recommendations to company executives.

Julia Finch

“I am super excited to work for The Kraft Sports Group,” Finch said. “I have been a fan of the Patriots my entire life, so to be able to work with this organization is pretty much a dream come true. My experience working with databases and computer programs is a skill that has prepared me well for this internship.”

Both Levy and Finch undertook extensive preparations to achieve their respective roles, as the application process requires a resume, cover letter, and multiple interviews. The Department of Sport Management met with candidates during each phase of the process, but ultimately, achievement of these coveted positions rested on the shoulders of the most talented applicants. While there remains a specific process for obtaining prestigious internships and jobs at sports agencies, it takes a coordinated effort from both applicants and departments to realize these goals.

Zachary Yablon, a junior from New York, New York, is double-majoring in Sport Management and Economics.