Our intern, Isabelle meets the BryanBrothers while assisting at the USTA NorCal membership booth during the Esurance Tennis Classic in Marin.
Join USTA NorCal as a Summer Intern, Apply Now!
USTA Northern California is seeking college summer interns. Come join our fast paced team as we work to develop, promote and grow the game of tennis. You will have a front row seat to the action. Our internships are hands-on and offer the opportunity to interact with and learn from our staff.
Interns must be compensated for their efforts, plus be covered for liability purposes. Therefore we require that our interns receive college/school credit. Most schools have an internship program that will help coordinate and approve your internship. We will assist with any paperwork as needed.
If you are interested in pursuing any of these 4 internship opportunities, please submit your resume and cover letter for immediate consideration to email@example.com
. Please confirm that you can attain school credit.
1. Graphic Arts Intern:
- Help design and/or edit marketing collateral items, including but not limited to:
- Flyers, Advertisements, Brochures, Web banners, Image resizing
- Adobe Creative Suite—Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
- Writing and communication skills—communicate directly and effectively with staff on their edits
- This internship is as few as 10 hours, or as many as 30 hours per week—based on your schedule
2. Junior Team Tennis Intern
- Assist JTT coordinators for summer leagues, including team and roster verification, scoring, and making sure USTA JTT league rules are followed
- Gather data from numerous software products (MS Excel, MS Word, USTA Membership Tables, TennisLink)
- Assist with data entry, manipulation, and analysis
- Generating marketing materials (Event flyers, league brochures, coach handouts, administrative documents, banners, event branding)
- Assist with planning the 2013 JTT Sectional Championships (Player party/dinner, volunteer coordination, accommodations, event website, coach binders)
- Help run the 2013 JTT Sectional Championships in August. Paid travel to Fresno, CA.
- Help plan/run other USTA Jr. Department events as necessary
- Move and/or load JTT equipment or items from on-site warehouse to work area
- Packaging and shipping items to coaches, facilities, etc.
- Ordering/Tracking equipment from multiple vendors to ensure deadlines are met
- Previous experience/understanding of how to run a tournament preferred
- This internship is as few as 15 hours per week, or as many as 30 hours per week—based on your schedule
3. Junior/Adult Tournaments Internship
- Help with the administration of the tournament sanctioning process
- Learn the intricacies of tournaments
- Sorting and filing; work with tournament team and also work independently
- Sanctioning opens in May and will go through the entire summer
- This position is as little as 3 hours a day all week or three 5 hour days—based on your schedule
4. Field Internship
- Assist with events (such as youth play days) in the norcal neighborhood and surrounding areas where you reside
- Distribute flyers in advance of events; help promote event
- Help coordinate event items and prizes
- Help at event check-in desks
- Minimum on-court assistance
- Event on-site assistant
- This position is scheduled around events; hours will vary
Here's what NorCal Intern, Isabelle had to say:
"Being an intern at the USTA has been one of the most amazing experiences I've had. Not only do they give me relevant projects to the career field in which I'm interested, they let me explore work in other departments to see if I could potentially have an interest in different areas as well. An internship should be an opportunity for someone to see what career path would be best suited for them, and having the liberty to try my hand at new projects in the various facets of the USTA has definitely helped me shape and refine my career goals a little more. Sometimes interns can feel as if they are treated as "free labor," but interning here has never made me feel that way. I'm included and treated as an equal - almost as if I were an actual coworker - and it has helped immensely in getting me prepared for work in the "real world." Read more about her experiences on her blog
Our departments can often accommodate an intern who brings varied experience to the table. Have you played USTA junior tennis? Do you have social media experience? Do you have event coordination experience? Do you love marketing projects? At USTA, you will learn and make a difference too.
In order to intern at USTA NorCal you must be able to attain college or high school credit. Our internships are unpaid—so school credit becomes your compensation. We are able to offer our interns a priceless front row seat to the many projects and activities that we plan and facilitate year round. We can be flexible with the weekly hours, time of year and duration of an internship. A USTA NorCal internship will look great on your resume.
Please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your background, area of interest, and most importantly your availability. We look forward to hearing from you! Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org