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Summer 2015 Sports Management Internships

The National Sports Center, Schwan's USA CUP soccer tournament and the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission in Blaine, Minnesota announce the following internship openings:

Registration Director for Star of the North Games
Intern will manage all aspects of registration, including processing incoming registrations and payments, communicating with coaches and athletes, keeping accurate records, managing a database, and troubleshooting.  Excellent organizational skills and commitment to first-class service are a must. Start: If available, this position can start as early as Late March-Early April 2015 on a part time basis until May when the position becomes full time.  

Webcasting Administration
Intern will manage NSC’s webcasting service of Schwan's USA CUP. The program will include producing/directing the 10-day broadcast, scheduling camera and on-air talent, promoting the product, DVD production and sales, troubleshooting issues and developing business plans. This position has elements of broadcast production and business management. Experience in using a TriCaster would be a plus. Start:  June 2015

Media Relations Coordinator
Intern(s) will write and assemble press kits, press releases, and research story ideas, write articles and handle media inquiries for events including Star of the North Games and Schwan's USA CUP. Start: May 2015

Video Producer
Intern(s) will help support the NSC’s video production team that produces a weekly video show, “NSCtv”, a daily video show during Schwan's USA CUP, and a promotional video. Candidate should have some experience with Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere software, and also some journalistic background of researching story ideas and script and article writing. Additional experience with the Adobe Creative Suite a plus.  Start: May 2015

Golf Programs Operations Coordinator
Intern will work with the day-to-day operations of the National Youth Golf Center. Duties will include developing /marketing the programs and facilities, as well as running an efficient golf facility. Strong verbal and problem solving skills are essential. Start: April-May 2015

Sports Administration & Event Management for NSC and MASC
Intern(s) will assist in the administrative organization of major amateur sporting events and projects sponsored by the NSC and MASC, including Schwan's USA CUP soccer tournament, NSC Cup, NSC All American Cup, USA Rugby, USA Ultimate and NSC Velodrome events.  Responsibilities will include registration, volunteer services, housing, transportation, officials, activities, campus operations, results/media, publications, special events, sponsorships, marketing, competition/programming, ticketing and more. Start: April-May 2015

Campus Operations Logistics
Intern will work with NSC Campus Operations staff. Duties will include but not be limited to pre-tournament set-up, execution of logistics requests, event management, post tournament tear-down and day to day facility management tasks. The candidate must be able to lift at least 40 pounds, have a flexible schedule and be able to work in fast paced, hands on working environment.  Start: May 2015

Schwan's USA CUP Dorm Advisor
During Schwan's USA CUP; dorms provide a campus living experience for some of the International and United States athletes. We are seeking responsible candidates who will bring diverse backgrounds, are multi-lingual and have outgoing personalities for these positions. As an advisor, you will serve as the immediate contact for individuals in your assigned dorm, answering questions, coordinating transportation, and enforcing policies. You must also stay in the dorm you are assigned during the tournament.  Start: July 2015

Hours -- During summer, hours are 40+ per week.  Interns should be flexible with time, as many positions require event work in evenings and weekends.  All positions are available for course credit as approved by your institution.

Compensation -- All positions are a paid stipend based on commensurate of experience.

Deadline -- Resumes and cover letters submitted prior to February 14, 2015 will be given preference.  Applicants will need to complete an in-person interview which will be conducted at the National Sports Center during the week of March 2-6, 2015. Alternate interview days may be accommodated. 


Applicants may submit one cover letter and resume, to apply for more than one position.

Send a resume and cover letter to:

Internship Program Coordinator
1700 105th Avenue NE / Blaine, MN 55449
Phone: 763-785-5600 / Fax: 763-785-5699

Email: internship@nscsports.org

Operations Manager

General Purpose

The operations manager will manage the operations of campus buildings, event planning, set up, teardown , maintain outside services, contracts, construction projects and vendor relations.  Must have core knowledge of the operations industry, products and business units.  

NSC Campus

  • Manage all daily operations including all building maintenance,  janitorial and major mechanical
  • Manage future planning for building upgrades and equipment replacements
  • Create departmental daily operating procedures
  • Oversee all event planning, work order management, set-up and tear down.
  • Manage all full-time and part-time facilities operations staff
  • Oversee all service contracts, elevator, fire protection, security
  • Involved with all building construction projects, planning, execution, contact for general contractors, etc.
  • Maintain vendor relationships, contracts and purchasing
  • Prepare, present and manage an annual department budget

Education and Experience

  • Four year degree or equivalent
  • Core knowledge of operations industry and outdoor shows
  • 5-7 years previous industry experience in a leadership role
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

Submit cover letter and resume to:

  • email:hr@nscsports.org
  • fax:763-785-5699
  • mail: National Sports Center, Attn: HR, 1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55449

Zamboni Driver

The Schwan Super Rink is currently looking to hire Zamboni drivers to resurface ice.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends
  • Must be customer-service oriented

Please apply at the front desk of the Schwan Super Rink.

For more information contact Brandon Bubany at bbubany@superrink.org or 763.248.5516.

Soccer and Field Sports Coordinator

General Purpose
The Soccer and Field Sports Coordinator will provide leadership in the area of field sports event application processes and will coordinate, develop, and manage creation of new programs.


  • Complete field sports development program and event registration tasks according to NSC registration policies, procedures and guidelines.         
  • Update event applications/participation guidelines for technology/website annual postings.         
  •  Resolve complaints within scope of information and authority; refer to other appropriate staff for further investigation as warranted.         
  • Prepare staffing/logistics plan for check-in as needed; notify appropriate staff for implementation.
  • Coordinate, develop and manage creation of new programs, leagues, and tournaments with emphasis on lacrosse.   
  • Provide operation planning and logistics support for bid events.
  • Provide support for hotel management processes.

Education and Experience
A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

  • Email: hr@nscsports.org
  • Fax: 763.785.3660
  • Mail: National Sports Center, Attn: HR, 1700 105th Avenue NE, Blaine, MN 55449

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