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Communications/Community Relations: Corporate Communications
Summary of Position: 
The USA Swimming Communications Intern is a key member of the organization’s Commercial division and plays an important role in the promotion of the National Governing Body, its National Team athletes, and the sport of swimming through a number of owned communications channels. The selected candidate will have extensive writing experience, as well as knowledge of media and public relations, digital and social media, and more. 
Internship Period: April/May – July/August 2022 (3 or 4 months)
Essential Job Functions:
  • Assist with day-to-day Communications division responsibilities.
  • Develop content for USA Swimming’s website and social media channels.
  • Assist with updating USA Swimming’s social media outlets.
  • Conduct local media outreach for key events. 
  • Compile and update event media guides and athlete bios.
  • Compile event specific and weekly media clip reports. 
  • Compile and edit various constituent e-newsletters. 
  • Assist with USA Swimming’s organizational communications efforts. 
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.
  • Effective October 1, 2021, USA Swimming is requiring all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In accordance with USA Swimming’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this requirement to safeguard the health and safety of our team members, athletes, coaches, trainers, contractors, and vendors. Any and all job offers will be contingent upon proof of vaccination or an approved exemption from the requirement due to medical or religious reasons
  • Educational Requirements: Enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program at the junior or senior level status or higher, or recent college graduate
  • Degree concentration in public relations, business, or communications preferred
  • Willing to relocate to Colorado Springs, CO
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Passion for sport and the ideals of the Olympic Movement
  • Sport experience preferred (i.e., active in competitive/intramural sports) 
  • Must be eligible to work in the USA 
  • Excellent communication and human relations skills 
Salary & Benefits:
  • Salary range for this position is $15.00 / hour
  • Benefits available include:
o   Medical

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. Are you willing to locate to Colorado Springs?