Applications are now being accepted for the 17th annual Brian Fishman Internship. The 2015-16 Brian Fishman Intern will work in the communications department at USA Hockey's national office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for a 12-month period beginning in June followed by a second 12-month period in Ann Arbor, Michigan, home of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program.
The Brian Fishman Internship is awarded annually to an outstanding college graduate pursuing a career in athletic communications. It was established in 1999 in honor of the late Brian Fishman, who served as the manager of communications and marketing for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. He died unexpectedly on Jan. 7, 1999, at age 28.
The Brian Fishman Intern will assist with various media and public relations projects, event promotions/operations and publishing initiatives, including work with USA Hockey Magazine, the official publication of USA Hockey and the world's most widely circulated hockey magazine.
Applications must be received by USA Hockey no later than Friday, March 20. Those interested should forward a completed application form, current resume, list of references and samples of work produced. Applicants must also submit a brief essay (400-500 words) in which they detail their interest in The Brian Fishman Internship and relate their personal and professional characteristics to those that were reflective of Brian, including determination, integrity and a love of hockey.
Application forms are available at BrianFishmanInternship.com.
Successful candidates will have gained substantial experience working in their college or university sports information office. Preference also will be given to those candidates who have earned an undergraduate degree in journalism, English, communications, sports management or a related field. Applicants should represent the high ideals character by Brian in both the personal and professional aspects of his life, including determination, integrity and enthusiasm.
The recipient of The Brian Fishman Internship will be chosen by a committee that includes representatives of print and broadcast media, the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and collegiate athletic departments.
NOTES: To make a contribution to help perpetuate the internship through The USA Hockey Foundation, please call 719-538-1162 or visit USAHockeyFoundation.com ... Previous Brian Fishman Interns include (most recent listed first): Jasmine Grotto (Alpena, Mich./Wayne State University), Zack Friedli (Rochester, Minn./University of Minnesota Duluth), Brian Smith (Woburn, Mass./Boston College), Alex DiFilippo (East Tawas, Mich./Michigan State University), Caryn Switaj (Farmington Hills, Mich./Boston College), Matt Caracappa (Randolph, N.J./Penn State University), Carly Peters (Bloomington, Minn./Syracuse University), Chris Peters (Chicago, Ill./Iowa State University), Craig Stancher (Calumet, Mich./Michigan Tech University), Alex Clark (Glenview, Ill./Colgate University), Christy Jeffries (White Lake, Mich./Boston University), Caitlin Lazaro (Effingham, N.H./University of New Hampshire), Seth Cole (Blue Hill, Maine/St. Michael's College),Yariv Amir (Plainsboro, N.J./Colgate University), Cassy Maxton (Vandalia, Ohio/Miami University) and Jennifer Dame (St. Louis Park, Minn./St. Cloud State University).