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Intern, Hockey Operations (May 2017-August 2017)

02/16/2017, 9:30am MST
By USA Hockey

Support day-to-day operations and general responsibilities of the Women’s Hockey Department

BASIC FUNCTION: Support day-to-day operations and general responsibilities of the Women’s Hockey Department.

The Women’s Hockey Department within USA Hockey oversees the following areas:

  • U.S. Women’s National Team Program and events (all associated tournaments and camps including IIHF Women’s World Championships, training camps, and evaluation camps)
  • U.S. Women’s Under-18 National Team (all associated tournaments and camps)
  • Scouting and evaluation of the Women’s National Team and Under-18 Women’s Programs
  • Plans and executes USA Hockey’s Girls Player Development Camps (15, U18, and U18 Select)
  • Supports USAH Girls/Women’s Section initiatives to promote and grow the sport. Assists with planning tryouts and camps at the district and affiliate levels
  • Supports membership development opportunities specific to getting more girls in the sport (Examples – Try Hockey For Free Day and World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend)
  • Connects with USA Hockey Women’s National Team Alumni (former National Team and Olympic Players)
  • Supports initiatives within the Coaching Education Program (Coaching Symposiums around NCAA Women’s Frozen Four, World Championships, etc.)
  • Collaborates with IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) to help grow the skill level of our game on an international front (High Performance Camps, Mentor Programs, etc.)
  • Special projects associated with promoting, growing, and advancing the game for female athletes and generating greater exposure and awareness about USAH programs
  • Partners with USOC to leverage resources and programs that support Women’s National Team efforts


The summer intern will be asked to assist with projects and assignments associated with the areas of responsibility listed above. Some specific assignments that fall within the Summer Internship are:

  • Provide administrative support on projects related to the Women’s National Team Program and events that take place between May 2017-August 2017, including the Women’s National Team Selection Camp, Women’s National Festival, and Women’s Under-18 Series
  • Support the Women’s Hockey Department with all programming related to the 2017 Girls Player Development Camps (15, U18, U18 Select) and Goalie Development Camp
  • Assist with logistics for all summer programs and events within the Women’s Hockey Department and Women’s National Team Program
  • Support initiatives related to current and former Olympians and National Team members
  • Provide support with research and statistical projects as directed by the Women’s Hockey Department Staff
  • Communicate effectively with USA Hockey members and volunteers
  • Assist with compiling content for USA Hockey’s Annual Congress (June 2017)
  • Responsible for creating and updating the apparel inventory for the Women’s Hockey Department


  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude
  • Strong work ethic
  • Results oriented
  • Experience and understanding of non-profit, volunteer organizations preferred
  • Playing and/or coaching experience in the sport of hockey preferred
  • Must be comfortable working in a demanding, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work with volunteers and senior staff
  • Strong computer skills essential with knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, JotForms, and XOS ThunderCloud preferred
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

COMPENSATION: This is a paid internship and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

LOCATION: This internship is based out of USA Hockey’s National Office in Colorado Springs, CO with potential for travel and on-site responsibilities at summer camps and events as determined by the Women’s Hockey Department Staff.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, current resume, and list of references by March 15th, 2017 via email to

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