Event Services Internship

  USA Triathlon
  West Region
  Sports Internship
  Posted/Updated: 09/12/19

Job Summary

At USA Triathlon, we believe that life is better when you swim, bike and run. USA Triathlon is the largest multisport organization in the world and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of triathlon and other multisport disciplines. We spend every day thinking about ways to grow and support the sport. We’re building the most innovative service organization in sports and transforming lives by inspiring participation to help communities become healthier. We also represent our country at the highest levels of international competition, striving to win medals with class and integrity.
  We are re-defining the modern-day NGB by listening, collaborating and adapting our existing model. Service leadership, performance excellence, collaboration, and diversity and inclusion are central to our core values. 

  We are all about going above and beyond to serve the triathlon community, and we work equally hard at serving our teammates. We are committed to be the best place to work in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement by focusing on hiring, training, retaining and promoting talented, dedicated, passionate individuals who want to get better every day. 
Come to Colorado Springs, rated as the “most desirable place to live in the U.S. In 2018” by a U.S. News & world report survey! Hone your skills and expertise while creating opportunities for triathletes to live their best lives.
The USA Triathlon (USAT) Event Services internship is a unique and exciting opportunity to experience the behind the scenes action of a National Governing Body (NGB). The Event Services intern works directly with race directors, USAT’s insurance provider, and USAT sponsors.  During the semester, the USAT intern will be afforded the opportunity to develop and apply skills in various areas including but not limited to customer service, project development, administrative support, writing and editing, data management and inventory management. This opportunity provides a well-rounded internship for any career-driven individual that focuses on an expanding and innovative department.
Essential Job Functions:
1.       Learn the daily functions of the Event Services Department.
2.       Update web and social media content for race directors as needed.
3.       Analyze sanction applications and provide customer service for the race directors.
4.       Support Coaching Education and Race Director Education programs in preparation for certifications and webinars.
5.       Support Event Services, Rankings, and Accounting with pre and post-race materials.
6.       Program research and analysis for the Race Director Committee, Sport Development, and Membership Teams.
7.       Inventory management and shipping logistics for race directors and officials. 
8.       Coordinate with our insurance companies to provide support to our sanctioning race directors
9.       Communicate and manage sponsorship programs to increase race director’s satisfaction

  • Educational Requirements:  Enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at the junior or senior level status or enrolled in a master’s degree program

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills. 

  • Detail oriented

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point & Outlook.

  • Passion for sport and the Ideals of the Olympic Movement

  • Familiarity with Triathlon preferred but not required. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work in fast paced multidisciplinary team environment.

  • Ability to travel, occasionally work long hours and handle some light physical activity

  • Must be eligible to work in the USA.

  • Unpaid/College Credit.
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. 
Internship Schedule: This internship will be 20-25 hour per week.
Duration: The duration of the internship is flexible. At least a fall internship.

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