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Brendan Burke Internship with USA Hockey in Plymouth · MI

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About USA Hockey:
USA Hockey provides the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; helps young people become leaders, even Olympic or Paralympic heroes; and connects the game at every level while promoting a lifelong love of the sport.  
USA Hockey’s primary emphasis is on the support and development of grassroots hockey programs. Its cutting-edge American Development Model provides associations nationwide with a blueprint for age appropriate athlete development. Always a leader in safety, USA Hockey has been at the forefront in advancing efforts to ensure the best possible environment for all engaged in the sport, both on and off the ice.
As the National Governing Body for the sport of ice hockey in the United States, USA Hockey is the official representative to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation.
About the role:
The Brendan Burke Internship was established and is intended for a recent college graduate interested in pursuing hockey operations as a career.  The internship was founded in memory of the late Brendan Burke, who served as a student assistant for Miami University men’s ice hockey team and is the son of Brian Burke, director of player personnel for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team. 

The Brendan Burke Internship provides a professional growth opportunity for a recent college graduate who is pursuing a career in hockey operations.  Internship is 10 months in length, beginning in August 2021 and ending June 2022. 
Based in the Hockey Operations Department at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program (NTDP) in Plymouth, Michigan, the position calls for assistance in all aspects of hockey operations with the U.S. National Under-17 and U.S. National Under-18 Teams. In addition, the selected candidate will gain experience with international events, the American Development Model and Coaching Education Program.
Candidate requirements:
  • Successful candidates will have gained substantial experience in hockey during their collegiate career. 
  • Applicants should represent the high ideals characterized by Brendan in both the personal and professional aspects of life.
  • Recent college graduate pursuing a career in hockey operations.
  • Experience or related, transferable skills in sports operations department, specifically in logistics and event management.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be comfortable interacting with members of USA Hockey staff , fans and the general public.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
Required Application Process and Documents:
  • Candidates must submit all required application documents listed below in one (1) pdf file to be considered (i.e. 1 document should contain resume, cover letter, references and essay.)
  • Resume, Cover letter, list of references and essay.
  • A brief essay (400-500 words) detailing your interest in The Brendan Burke Internship and relate your personal and professional characteristics to those that were reflective of Brendan, including being dedicated, ambitious and passionate about hockey.
  • All application documents must be received by USA Hockey no later than Friday, May 7, 2021. 

The recipient of the Brendan Burke Internship will be chosen by a committee that that includes representatives from the many divisions within the hockey operations department at USA Hockey. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be notified in June 2021. 

Please email all application materials to

Work Conditions:
  • Standard office equipment. 
  • Office in a multi-level building.  Ascending or descending stairs and the like.  Elevator on premises. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk. 
  • Evening/weekend work required: all game nights and occasional domestic and international travel.
  • Physical demands: Exerting up to 25 lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Compensation and Benefits:
  • This position will receive a monthly stipend.

 USA Hockey is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Questions:

  1. Describe your Outside/Personal Interests

  2. Describe your Future Professional Goals

  3. Describe your Work Experience during college or other related experience

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