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Intern, High Performance & Education (Spring 2018) / Sports Management

USA Football

Summary: USA Football is looking for an intern to assist the Director of High Performance & Education in the areas of long-term athlete development, coach education, and health & safety.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Search, read and synthesize research related to athlete development, coach education, strength & conditioning, sports science, and sports medicine.
  • Translate research into practice for educational materials.
  • Write blogs and other content
  • Review best practices in youth sports and athlete development

    Education: Recent graduate (within past 6 months) or current student pursuing a degree in Kinesiology, Exercise or Sports Science

    Preferred Skills:

  • Strong background in sports science and athletic development
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to critically read scientific papers
  • Previous research experience desirable
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Preferred playing experience in football or at least good understanding of the demands of the game


  • Internship begins January 8, 2018 and ends April 27, 2018
  • Internship is full-time (40 hours/week)
  • Internships are unpaid, with a $775 nominal monthly stipend, plus parking allowance
  • Reports to Director, High Performance & Education
  • Position will be located at USA Football’s headquarters based in Indianapolis, IN
  • Must secure housing and transportation in Indianapolis
  • USA Football supports interns seeking academic credit
  • Interns must identify learning goals and work with supervisor to achieve goals◦Examine the organization and its industry/environment
    ◦Analyze and interpret functions and responsibilities
    ◦Observe professionals in various roles and participate with them where appropriate
    ◦Apply academic learning to practical and professional work experiences
    ◦Learn how to perform specific tasks


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