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Event Management Internship - Summer 2015 - USA Taekwondo (Colorado Springs, CO)


USA Taekwondo is a 501(c)3 non-profit and the National Governing Body of Taekwondo for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC); as such, it is the official Member National Association of the World Taekwondo Federation in the USA USA Taekwondo has complete authority over all decisions regarding US National Junior and Senior team selections for World Taekwondo Federation events, including the Summer Olympic Games Taekwondo competition.

A primary function of the NGB is to host/conduct national and international events in its sport. USAT hosts a variety of events each year, such as the US Open Taekwondo Championships, USA Taekwondo National Qualifiers, National Championships and Junior and Senior level Team Trials.

The primary focus of this internship will be to assist staff with all areas of preparation and execution of the 2015 National Championships in July. An intern with USA Taekwondo must be a responsible self-starter, capable of handling multiple tasks at the same time yet taking each to completion. The intern must have basic computer skills, strong interpersonal skills and be able to work well in a team environment.

The internship will feature numerous hands-on projects including background/planning information for each event as well as after-action analysis. The greater the effort put into this internship, the greater and more valuable your experience will become. This position will offer interns the opportunity to refine skills and talents necessary for future roles in sport and event management.

This is an unpaid position that will include credit hours as determined by the internship program guidelines.

The deadline to apply for this internship is April 17, 2015.


  • Students majoring in Sports Management, Marketing, Management or Communications programs are preferred but not required.
  • Strong initiative, positive attitude and the ability to work well with a variety of personalities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and creative ability.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects.
  • Adequate clerical skills to function efficiently in an office environment. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel and Outlook) is helpful.
  • Strong desire to learn and gain experience by working on a variety of projects in a professional work environment.
  • Available to work a minimum of 40 hours per week during regular business hours (8:00am - 5.00pm, Monday-Friday) during the summer (beginning approx. May 27th) and be able to travel if necessary.

Primary Responsibilities & Projects

An intern may work on any or all of the following projects. The projects below are representative, but not exhaustive, of the most important tasks. The staff and the intern will plan projects based on their timing and significance.

  • Assist Director of Events and other staff in all aspects of event management including operational planning, event communication, volunteer training & management, preparatory meetings, marketing, etc.
  • Become familiar with all procedures and communications concerning event management.
  • Assist in identifying and communication with taekwondo clubs/schools with the purpose of establishing relationships and promoting USAT events.
  • Organize, recruit and manage volunteers for USA Taekwondo events. Develop a volunteer database that can be used when USA Taekwondo returns to a particular city.
  • Manage, process and organize proper event registration material and storage.
  • Provide post-event feedback and evaluations of USA Taekwondo events.
  • Utilize data collected from participant surveys, after-action meetings, and the previous year’s final report in order to evaluate and implement recommendations.
  • Will be an ambassador of USA Taekwondo inside and outside the office.


  • Complete assigned tasks in a professional and timely manner.
  • Complete a written report at the end of the internship that meets the approval of the Director and the appropriate Internship Co-ordinator at his/her college.

Credit Hours

The USA Taekwondo event management internship will include credit hours as determined by the internship program guidelines of the appropriate college.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you able to receive college credit for this internship? YES/NO

2. Please provide a list of references in the space below.

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