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Grass Roots

IT STARTS HERE! (Motto of Grass Roots Programs). An intern will learn how our 57 Associations, 15 Regions, 90,000 plus members, and country-wide youth committee volunteers join forces to make track and field the #1 junior high school and high school participatory sport. If you want to positively impact youth, the Grass Roots internship is a where you START!

An Intern in the Grass Roots department is responsible for the following:

  • Assist in the administration of youth championship events, including the USA Youth Outdoors, Junior Olympic Championships, and any related local or regional competitions
  • Research and analyze grant opportunities to benefit USATF youth programs
  • Produce statistical reports for the Junior Olympic (including Indoor Zonal meets) strategic planning process
  • Provide customer service to USATF club and individual members
  • Assist in preparation for USATF Association Workshop, taking place late summer
  • Participate in early-stage planning of USATF Annual Meeting
  • Enter membership and USATF Annual Meeting data

Requirements for the position include:

  • Computer skills, especially MS Excel and Word; Access would be beneficial
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs (to help package medals, ribbons, and other boxes)
  • Interest in sports preferred (team manager, athlete, or volunteer)
  • Energetic, detail-oriented, self-starter, with strong organizational skills

Note: All interns with USA Track & Field are eligible to receive a stipend.  School credit and parking assistance can also be arranged.

  • Download the application here!


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