The Brian Fishman Internship was established in 1999 following the tragic death of Brian Fishman, 28, who served as the Manager of Communications and Marketing for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program.
The internship, which is based in the media and public relations department at USA Hockey's National Office, is awarded annually to an outstanding college graduate who is pursuing a career in athletic media relations.
The full-time position calls for assistance with various media and public relations projects, event promotions and publishing initiatives including work with USA Hockey Magazine.
Brian's parents, Barry and Ruth, and sister, Susan, were integral in establishing the internship, one of the nation's most prestigious to help perpetuate Brian's memory.
The recipient of The Brian Fishman Internship will be chosen by a committee that includes representatives of the print and broadcast media, the USA hockey National Team Development Program, the United States Olympic Committee and several collegiate athletic departments.
• The Brian Fishman Internship will be awarded to a recent college graduate who is pursuing a career in athletic media relations/sports publicity.
• 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 characterized by Brian in both the personal and professional aspects of life, including determination, integrity and enthusiasm.
Based in the Media and Public Relations Department at USA Hockey's National Office in Colorado Springs, Colo., the position calls for assistance with various media and public relations projects, event promotions and publishing initiatives including USA Hockey Magazine.
The Brian Fishman Internship term is 24 months, beginning in late June each year. A monthly stipend will be provided.
Participants will be required to present both a written and verbal summary of their internship experiences during the USA Hockey Annual Congress, held each June in Colorado Springs, Colo.