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2018 Summer Internship USA Track & Field

USA Track & Field
Indianapolis, IN
Internship: Internship
USA Track and Field’s national office, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, has multiple internship opportunities for the summer of 2018. USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. Mission statement: USA Track & Field drives competitive excellence and popular engagement in our sport.USATF’s internship program stresses flexibility – the start and end dates for each intern is between May and August, but may be tailored to individual schedules. All internships are a minimum of 10 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks, unless other arrangements are made. The candidates will need to relocate to the Indianapolis area during this time frame. Please submit all applications through our online process only. The deadline for all applications is Wednesday, March 15, 2018.
Please attach your current resume; this should include recent job experience (work, internships, or volunteer), campus activities, and athletic achievements (if applicable). Please also include a cover letter.
Listed below are the openings for each department along with their roles and responsibilities. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide the corresponding number of the department, in preference order, in which you desire to work. Interns are assigned to one department/area for the duration of their internship. We encourage you to select departments based on your academic background and or current professional interests.

1. Business Affairs (1 position)
• Assist athletes with eligibility requests
• Assist legal department with department duties
• Prepare educational materials for Athlete Representatives
• Organization of legal/business affairs department
• Attend meetings with internal departments at USATF
• Update webpages as necessary

2. Communications (2 positions)
• Compile and send daily clips to office
• Assist with social media content
• Update athlete bios and create new bios
• Assist youth media opportunities for summer events and hometown media outreach
• Write at least 5 feature stories
• Manage Athlete of the Week (nomination and voting process, interview, write, publish and send story)
• Provide event coverage as assigned; game stories, previews, interviews, features
• Assist Marketing projects as assigned.

3. Entertainment Properties (1 position)
• Looking for responsible individual who has a serious interest in video production and broadcasting. (This position is focused on behind-the-scenes productions, with little to no on-camera time.)
• Must have previous experience working with studio equipment including DSLR cameras, audio equipment and lighting
• Must have previous experience in video editing and the ability to produce quality work in Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and Photoshop
• Assist in execution of event needs; including, but not limited to, setting up athlete interviews, filming B-roll and providing necessary help with live webcasts and broadcasts. (travel may be required)
• Ability to think creatively and brainstorm concepts for USATF.TV and USATF social media platforms

4. Events (2 positions)
• Attend teleconferences with local organizing committees (LOC) of the Championships to prepare for events
• Assist with Championship webpage updates/build-out
• Monitor Championship registrations (quality standards, memberships, affiliations)
• Assist with design approvals/ordering/shipping of Championships needs (bibs, medals, plaques, registration t-shirts, implements, etc.)
• Create spreadsheets for various needs (budget, hotels, signage, medals, credentials, prize money)
• On-site set-up prior to Championships: (signage, awards stage, tents, tables, etc.)
• Possible on-site roles during Championships: assist with award presentations, packet pick-up, monitor/adjust setups and flow of operations as necessary

5.  High Performance/Coaching Education (1 position)
• Assist the HP Department in tracking and monitoring elite and emerging elite performances including current times, eligibility status and personal bests
• Work with various members of the HP Department in event, development, sport science and sports medicine programs
• Assist with packet pick-up, coaches' hospitality and meet management at USATF Outdoor and/or Junior National Championships
• Assist in management of the USATF Level 2 Coaching Education School
• Assist Coaching Education Coordinator with the management of Coaching Education Level 1 schools

6. International Teams (1 positon)
• Provide support in maintaining and organizing national team uniforms and equipment
• Assist with packing and shipping uniforms for national teams
• Assist with uniform exchanges
• Assist with team sign-up, either online or onsite, for national teams
• Assist with the maintenance of national team communications and USATF paperwork, as well as the elite athlete database via Teamworks

7. Legal (1 position)
• Contractual drafting and review
• Assist with governance inquiries
• Work with committees that the legal department liaises with (e.g. Law and Legislation, NABR, Ethics Committee), and participate on conference calls when necessary
• Monitor and track intellectual property issues
• Prepare contract execution forms for CEO to sign
• Update webpages, policies (e.g. ADA), and contract management system
• Prepare contract summaries
• Assist with Athlete Representative program
• Attend meetings with all departments internally at USATF and monitor legal issues and needs

8. Marketing (1 position)
• Ad hoc projects
• Assist in the development of detailed marketing plans for USATF championships & programs: collateral production, social media, grassroots promotions
• Assist in building databases
• Coordinate with internal departments to respond quickly to sponsor needs, requests and problems
• Assist with the execution of sponsor promotions
• Coordinate team efforts with other departments to implement marketing ideas/tasks

9. Merchandise (2 positions)
• Travel to select events throughout the summer, including but not limited to; USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships, USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships and USATF Hershey Youth Outdoor Championships 
• Assist with the planning and implementation of Merchandise Marketing plans, both at events and online (design and layout of the on-site Team USATF Store, creating email blasts and social media content, launching new product and executing various promotions)
• Contribute to the merchandise buying and forecasting process by analyzing sales numbers, historical consumer purchasing habits at retail and e-commerce and current trends in sportswear
•Provide excellent customer service through direct interactions at events, online store order fulfillment and managing issues as they arise quickly and effectively
• Support the department in various daily and weekly tasks at our warehouse location (fulfilling online store orders, inventorying and tagging product, packing/unpacking from events, etc.) 
• Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

10. Information Technology (1 positions)
• Support staff with desktop/printer issues and setup (PC's and Mac environment)
• Assist in the administrative and updating of Active Directory
• Assist in the setup and tracking of an asset management system
• Assist in the documentation of policies and procedures
• Must have a can do attitude and a technical aptitude• Must have excellent technical troubleshooting skills

11. Sanction Program (Insurance) (1 position)
• Assist in coordinating the implementation of the USATF sanction program, which sanctions approximately 8,000 events per year
• Work closely with the Sanction Coordinator to prepare, review and approve the daily upload of USATF sanctioned events
• Communicate and provide customer service to USATF members and event organizers
• Contact various USATF Associations and provide sanctions assistance where necessary
• Assist in the marketing and distribution of sanction program updates and benefits to various constituents
• Develop educational tools for both USATF Associations and event organizers 
• Identify and target key running markets for sanctions program
• Review and update online documentation in connection with sanctions program
• Review events calendar on the USATF website and make edits where necessary

12. Graphic Design (1 position)
• Support the Brand Manager in the daily duties of managing creative brief requests
• Individual willing to work closely with multiple departments to understand creative needs for a variety of projects
• Knowledge of preparing files for print and saving files for the web
• Photo editing
• Assist with maintaining & monitoring the brand of USATF internally and externally
• Candidate must be proficient with Adobe Creative Suite; Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
• Posses good time management and multi-tasking skills
• Organizational skills including the ability to rearrange daily schedule for unexpected projects that may be presented
• Visual communications majors preferred
• Ability to produce logos, print promotional material, design email blast graphics, and develop layouts for merchandise and social media campaigns

13.  Outreach and Grass Roots (4 positions)
Outreach and Grass Roots Programs will have 4 openings for interns.  All interns will be cross-trained in all areas that include, but are not limited to:

Run, Jump, Throw
  • Assist in execution of local/ national community events
  • Assist in administrative work and research surrounding community eventsIdentify new opportunities for USATF Elite Athletes and USATF Alumni Association to give back to communities
  • Reach out to local organizations to encourage support in USATF Community Outreach events
  • Setup and teardown of various events
  • Must be a self-starter, have good time management and follow through skills
Constituent Services
  • Work on strategic programs geared to build membership
  • Raise awareness of USATF by assisting at events across the country
  • Assist in planning the Association Workshop and 2018 USATF Annual Meeting
Conduct a special project geared toward interns’ interest. Past projects have included producing webinar tutorials, conducting NGB benefits research, restructuring Association Grants program, planning USATF Association Rookie Workshop and launching the USATF Honor Roll program
Customer Service
  • The Customer Service intern must be outgoing in nature and enthusiastic to assist our various constituents who range from Individual Members, Club Members, Parents, Fans, Event Organizers, Coaches, Officials, local USATF Associations, and internal departments.  The work environment is fast-paced, high-energy, and deadline-driven.  
  • Answer daily USATF constituent telephone inquiries on various topics such as Individual Membership, Club Membership, Sanctions, benefits, merchandise orders and upcoming events.  
  • Respond to daily constituent emails on the topics described above. 
  • Assist with daily Sanctioned Event Approval process by conducting research on event websites, social media, and utilizing internal system resources. 
  • Perform various membership tasks within USATF system as they relate to date-of-birth verifications, membership association transfers, member password requests, and SafeSport course completion updates. 
  • Process USATF merchandise returns on a daily basis.
  • Assist with special projects on an as-needed basis.
  • Youth Programs
  • Help management prepare and execute Youth national championships
  • Utilize Youth membership databases to assist with youth related inquiries
  • Facilitate date of birth verification
  • Assist with administrative organization within the department
  • Coordinate shipping operations for Youth Department
  • Help promote and execute USATF Future Stars initiatives
  • Coordinate signage at the warehouse
  • Work directly with USATF Youth Camps Program
  • Responsibilities may require travel
  • All candidates must pass the mandatory USATF Background Screening
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Please list the number of the department of your first preference

  3. Please list the number of the department of your second preference

  4. Please list the number of the department of your third preference

  5. Yes/No; Is an internship require for your degree attainment?

  6. Please paste your link of your online portfolio for the Graphic Design department or type N/A

  7. Please provide your cumulative GPA (i.e. 2.75)

  8. What is one of your career goals (short or long term) and how would this internship experience help you to achieve it? (This question may serve as a writing sample, please answer succinctly