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Washington Athletics Internship Program

Washington's Athletic Internship Program explores many facets of sports administration. Student Interns will gain a strong understanding of possibilities, challenges and rewards facing administrators in Division 1 Athletics today.  To apply, click on the contact name listed in each posting. A pre-populated email will drop down for you to attach a cover letter and resume.  For questions and or additional information, contact Nicole Marsh at nmarsh@uw.eduWE DO NOT OFFER GRADUATE AS  SISTANTSHIPS.



Assists staff with daily operations of the Sports Information/Communications Office with concentration on serving as the primary media contact for selected sports.

Requirements: Must have previous work experience (at least one year) in sports information/communications office in college, professional or semi-pro athletics. Must have strong verbal and written communications skills, knowledge and participation in social media, ability to get along with others, accept feedback, handle pressure and be flexible. Other skills preferred are Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, StatCrew and HTML . Strongly prefer a candidate enrolled in IAL program or other graduate school at the University of Washington.

Game day coverage, event management, compilation of statistics, writing press releases and feature stories, producing media information, some videography and photography, and updating the department’s web site ( The successful candidate will have responsibility as the primary media for assigned sports, and will assist in the coverage of other sports as directed.

August 1, 2014 - June 1, 2015 (are flexible). Some nights, weekends and Holidays
Pay Structure: Stipend w/occasional opportunities to work extra events for extra pay
Application Deadline: Now until filled
Contact: Brian Tom


(Communication/Marketing Major)

Assists staff in building social media, marketing, and PR by managing and connecting with the Baseball Community and play a crucial role in expanding the reach and visibility of the Diamond DAWGS online.

Requirements: Excellent writing and communication skills, outgoing personality, loves sharing ideas with others, a solid understanding of all kinds of traditional and social media. The ability to self-motivate, stay on task while carrying out routine tasks individually and as part of a team. Strong organizational skills including effective time management, ability to collect, analyze, and synthesize information from diverse sources.  

Responsibilities: Manage our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages.  Write blog posts 2x a week, as well as coordinate, shoot, and edit short videos showcasing Husky Ballpark.

Duration: Now until end of Season. Some nights, weekends and holidays
Pay Structure: Volunteer ( possible STIPEND) 
Application Deadline: Now until filled
How To Apply: Forward resume, class schedule and cover letter including one professional/faculty reference. In your cover letter please include Why you are interested, describe how this internship fits with your personal and professional goals.
Contact:  Donegal Fergus



Assist with daily operations of UW Athletics Compliance office and Staff. Perform special projects as assigned.

Requirements: An interest in compliance and participation in a Master’s degree program. 

Responsibilities: Compliance auditing, report generation, data entry, research, and filing.  Assist in creating educational resources, reporting of violations and waivers, and interpretation of NCAA and Pac-12 rules and regulations.
Duration: September to June: approximately 10-20 hours per week; potential summer 2014 internship also available.

Compensation: One Volunteer & One Stipend
Application Deadline:  Resume and cover letter accepted in April and May.
Contact: Marilou Michelena 


(Day of Game Operations)

Assists with day to day operations of UW Athletic Events and facility operations.

Requirements: Student working towards a Masters Degree. Ability to work independently. Ability to work weekends and evenings.

Responsibilities: Assist with scheduling of practices, games, meetings, special events and facility rentals. Create event and facility logistics, manage payroll database and schedule event staff for all ICA events. Act as event manager for a variety of athletic and non-athletic events.

Duration: 6-12 months; 40+ hours per week
Compensation: Hourly
Start Date: Summer, 2014
Application Deadline: 
March until filled
Contact: Dan Erickson 



Assists with day to day operations of Gymnastics, Coaches and Director of Operations.

Requirements: UW IAL Master’s Program student. Basic Microsoft Office skills, comfortable learning internal data base, Photoshop experience or other image editing programs. Ability to work some evenings and weekends

Responsibilities: Assist with day to day operations of Gymnastics events, creation of donor and alumni data base, assist in travel arrangements for team, assist in management of social media platforms, coordination of team functions, help assistant coaches with a variety of  duties .
Duration: August to June, 20hrs/week
Compensation: Stipend
Application Deadline: Now until filled 
Contact: Jimmy Bowen



(Web Development/Social Media AND Operations)

Assists with over all coordination, management of webpage and social media, day to day operations, fundraising event planning. MAY BE SPLIT INTO 2 INTERNSHIPS

Requirements: Current or incoming student, Graduate student preferred. Proficient in software applications (Photoshop, Final Cut Pro or Adobe Suite, etc), some accounting, event management and development. Ability to work evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities: Web content, creation, research and development. Outreach and conversation with staff, fans, alumni, donors, and members. Responsible for cultivation of web content best practices. Day to day business operations and travel arrangements. Special event planning and implementation of Fundraising management.
Duration: Two Internships offered. Approximately 10-30 hrs/week
Compensation: Volunteer
Application Deadline: Now until filled
Contact:  Josh Chan



Assists UW Athletic Marketing department which includes game-day production and promotions for all 22 teams within Husky Athletics.

Requirements: Current or incoming undergraduate or graduate student. Ability to work evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities: Hands-on experience in assisting with all aspects of marketing, game production and entertainment at Husky Athletic events. Actively engage fans and especially the Dawg Pack to increase awareness of events and promotions, including regular promotion at campus and community events. Embrace creativity and unique Husky traditions to enhance a game atmosphere that keeps `em coming back for more! Collaborate with Creative Team, Washington IMG Sports Marketing, New Media, and other internal departments to showcase the very best Husky game day experience for fans. 

Duration: August - June minimum 10-15 hrs/week
Compensation: Volunteer
Application Deadline: May 6th 2014
Contact: Erin Allett 



Assists in the administrative support and day to day team operations of Coaches and Staff. Organizes mailing and facilitates donor and alumni events. Maintains recruiting and alumni database

Requirements: Basic Microsoft Office. Ability to work some Saturdays.

Responsibilities: Assist with planning and preparation of events, day to day operations using basic office skills.

Duration: September - June, 10-15 hrs/week
Compensation: Volunteer, possible stipend
Application Deadline: Now until filled
Contact: Sandy Erickson



Assists various members of the Office of Athletic Communications with day to day operations and digital content.

Requirements: Communications under-grad. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Interest in learning, or proven knowledge and skills with videography, photography, and the use of editing software. Social media savvy, must be detail-oriented, independent, self starter yet work as part of a team. Ability to work untraditional hours including evenings and weekends. Experience with photography and knowledge of athletics preferred yet not required.

Responsibilities: Create digital content for fan development and recruiting properties and other owned media channels. Other projects as requested.

Duration: August 5th , 2014 - May 30th , 2015
Compensation: Volunteer
Application Deadline: May 31, 2014
Contact: Brian Wagner  with letter of interest and relevant work samples



Assists with the research and development of unique ideas surrounding new media and recruiting. Contribute to the year-round creation of web content focused on outreach and conversation with fans through social media sites for increased in-game experience.

Requirements: Current or Incoming student. Photoshop proficient. Ability to work evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities: Web content, creation, research and development. Outreach and conversation with fans.

Duration: August - June, 20hrs/week
Compensation: Volunteer
Application Deadline: Now until filled
Contact: Ben Fox 



(M/W Golf, M/W Soccer, Softball, M/W Tennis, Track & Field/XCountry)

Assists Coaches and Staff  in team operations, day of game preparations and donor/alumni events. Support  Program Coordinator with day to day office management. Contributes year-round social media support. Creates and implements special projects as assigned.

Requirements: Graduate Student pursuing a career in Sports Administration. General Microsoft Office experience, Photoshop or other editing programs, videography . Comfortable learning internal database. Ability to work evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities: Assist with day to day operations of Olympic Sports events, creation of donor and alumni database, assist in travel arrangements for teams, management of social media platforms, coordination of team functions, and assist STAFF with variety of duties.

Duration: August - June, 30hrs/week
Compensation: Stipend
Application Deadline: Now until May 30th, 2014
Contact: Nicole Marsh 



Assists with the planning, organization, preparation and management of Pac-12 and NCAA events, prepare for and participate in ICA committees and meetings.

Requirements: Graduate Student. Ability to work evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities: Coordinate volunteers, hospitality functions and various administrative duties for events, develop manuals, matrices, agendas, etc, complete research projects. 

Duration: August/September to June, 20hrs/week plus events when necessary.
Compensation: Stipend
Application Deadline: Accepting applications BETWEEN May 14-June 14, 2014.
Contact: Karen Baebler after May 14th



Assists sports performance staff in the day to day physical development of athletic strength, speed and conditioning in UW Athletes. Aids in the incorporation of sport specific, scientifically grounded training methods and principles in a year-round testing cycle. MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS.

Requirements: Current card holder of CPR/First Aid/AED and CSCS or CSCCA certified. (Or in the process of becoming certified)

Responsibilities: Contact Rose Baker

Duration: Quarterly (may lead to two quarters); 12/hr day shifts, Monday-Friday
Compensation: Volunteer
Application Deadline: Now until filled
Contact: Henry Ruggiero 



Assists the Student-Athlete Academic Services staff in all facets of the DAWGS Student-Athlete Development program, including programming, career development, community outreach, events, and administrative support.

Requirements: Student working towards their Masters. Commit to a full academic year.

Responsibilities: See Attatched  

Duration: September - June some nights.
Compensation: Hourly
Application Deadline: Now until filled
Contact:  Eddie Jones 



Assists in all aspects of operating an intercollegiate athletic ticket office, including interacting with donors, students and the general public. Supports staff in preparation of hosting NCAA Events.

Requirements: Graduate student working towards their Masters degree, external relations in athletic business or development.  Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Responsibilities: Ticket office support including front line sales and customer service relations. Event box office and account management, and player guest admissions, inventory control.
Duration: January - December 30-40hrs/week
Compensation: Stipend
Application Deadline: On-Going
Contact: David Gravenkemper 



Assists staff in all facets of athletics fundraising and development: priority seating, game day hospitality, donor prospecting.

Requirements: Assists staff in all facets of athletics fundraising and development: priority seating, game day hospitality, donor prospecting.

Responsibilities: See Attatched

Duration: August - June 30-40hrs/week
Compensation: Stipend
Application Deadline: Applications accepted starting March 1st until filled
Contact: Mike Plonski 



Assists with video support for athletic team practice, games and special events.

Requirements: Current of incoming student. Video knowledge, experience.

Responsibilities: Set up equipment, video practices, general department video assistance.

Duration: Negotiable (times & days may vary)
Compensation: Volunteer
Application Deadline: Now until filled
Contact: Bill Wong 



Assists with day to day operations of Volleyball program, Coaches and Director of Operations.

Requirements: Preferred UW IAL Student. Basic Microsoft Office skills, strong writing skills, Photoshop or other image editing a plus. Ability to work evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities: Assist with recruiting efforts (internal database, mailings), creation of donor and alumni events. Day-to-day volleyball operations, oversight of team banquet and community service programs. Assistant manager of social media play forms.

Duration: September - June 20hrs/week
Compensation: Stipend
Application Deadline: Now until filled
Contact: Jimmy Bowen

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