Announcing the Redfield Internship Program
The Goalie Guild is proud to announce they are now offering an annual internship for aspiring female hockey journalists and writers. The Redfield Internship Program is dedicated to remembering the dreams and aspirations of our fallen friend, Jessica Ghawi (Redfield).
A young and passionate sports journalist, Ghawi moved to Colorado one year ago to pursue her dreams. Learn about her story on the Jessica Redfield Foundation website.
The Goalie Guild’s annual Redfield Internship Program is dedicated to honoring the life and dream of Jessica Ghawi, who tragically passed away on July 20, 2012 in Aurora, CO. The program is hosted and maintained in support of the Jessica Redfield Foundation, which was established by her immediate family and closest friends.
“Jessica was a friend of mine, and her passing is an unfathomable tragedy for her family,” said Goldman. “Right away, I knew I had to do something to help keep her memory alive. Along with dedicating my annual charity hockey tournament in Denver to her foundation, I’m committed to remembering her life’s story by supporting other ambitious female sports and hockey journalists through our new annual internship program.”
The mission of the Redfield Internship Program is to provide one aspiring female sports or hockey writer with a chance to gain valuable hockey journalism experience by working alongside The Goalie Guild’s staff for one season. They will also benefit from the guidance and mentoring of an established female journalist already working in the same field.
The Redfield Internship Program is centered around a mission of personal and professional growth. The intern will learn a variety of industry-related lessons through unique “hands-on” projects within The Goalie Guild. In today’s world, the successful hockey journalist is so much more than just a solid writer. They also have the ability to handle and manage content, display strong communication skills, and understand the culture of pro, college, and junior hockey. The intern will improve their knowledge in all these areas, as well as the goaltending position.
The Redfield Internship Program also includes a number of educational and inspirational benefits. First of all, the intern will earn tremendous exposure as a contributor on The Goalie Guild’s growing network of websites. Secondly, the intern will also learn about the ins and outs of professional hockey journalism from an NHL.com writer and a successful independent pro scout. Thirdly, the intern will benefit by being immersed in the real-life experience of gaining valuable contacts and friends in the fast-paced and passionate hockey journalism world.
The intern will also gain valuable experience through the guidance of internship director Amy Gist. A young and successful female hockey writer for GongShow Hockey, Amy is also a freelancer and a weekly contributor for The Goalie Guild. She has first-hand experience as a female writer in the pro hockey industry, and she also actively serves in the U.S. Navy as a first-class petty officer. Her ability to add structure and discipline to her own growing journalism career makes her a perfect guide and mentor for the Redfield Internship Program.
“It is nothing short of a great honor to have been asked to become the intern director for the Redfield Internship Program,” Gist said. “As a mentor to the intern chosen, I will act as a sort of sounding board for ideas, articles, and final products. I will also assist in helping her navigate the world of hockey – primarily a male driven community- as a strong, independent female. It is my goal to assist in honing her writing talent and teaching her the hockey writing world from a female perspective.”
Through the annual Redfield Internship Program, The Goalie Guild is dedicated to promoting positive growth by empowering the intern to create her own unique voice and identity in the hockey community. By supporting her dreams, just as we did for Jessica, we continue to act as a catalyst for more successful female pro sports and hockey writers.
The Goalie Guild would like to sincerely thank Jordan Ghawi, Peter Burns, the Jessica Redfield Foundation, and the entire Ghawi family for the opportunity to be involved in honoring Jessica in such a fulfilling way. To apply for the first-annual internship program, click here.