How do I apply?
To apply for an internship position, please select your area(s) of interest and follow the steps to apply electronically here.
For current internship listings: click here.
How does the selection process work?
You should apply for all posted positions in which you are interested. Once the application deadline closes, individual hiring managers will review applications and select a pool of candidates for phone interviews. Once interviews are completed, hiring managers will make tentative internship offers to their desired candidates. If you are offered a position, you must complete a standard background check before the tentative offer is finalized.
NOTE: If you apply for multiple positions there is a chance that you will receive an internship offer from more than one hiring manager. If this occurs, please make every effort to choose a position in a timely manner so that another intern can be chosen for the position that you decline.
Is the internship paid?
Yes. Compensation is $9.00 per hour, with a deduction every two weeks for room and meals. $379 will be deducted for all interns whether they work on or off complex. Box lunches will be available for pickup in the dining facility for those who work off campus and are unable to commute to the dininig facility during lunch hours. Interns will be paid time and one-half for any hours worked over 40 in a one-week pay period.
Can interns take vacation days?
Interns are not eligible for paid vacation. However, interns can take unpaid vacation days during their internship provided that they receive prior approval from their supervisor.
What do I need to bring?
For a comprehensive list of what to bring and what not to bring, please read the USOC Internship Handbook, which can be downloaded HERE.
What is the housing like?
OTC rooms are double occupancy in Colorado Springs and Lake Placid, but can hold up to four people in Chula Vista. Basic dorm items are provided including bed, TV w/DVD and cable, refrigerator, dresser, closet, desk, chair, and sink. Linens and towels are also provided and changed regularly by housekeeping. There are two bathrooms on each floor (one male and one female) containing showers, sinks, and toilets in Colorado Springs. Chula Vista and Lake Placid have bathrooms in the dorm room for roommates to share. Several washers and dryers are available free-of-charge (you must provide your own detergent or purchase it from a coin-operated vending machine). Interns are housed in the same buildings as athletes and coaches.
Do I have to live in the housing provided at the Olympic Training Center?
A general expectation of the program is that interns live at the Olympic Training Center. Any intern requesting not to live at the OTC will need to ask their supervisor and intern program manager. Interns choosing (after approval) not to live at the OTC will be responsible for their own housing arrangements and meals.
Is there a campus curfew?
No, but quiet hrs begin at 10:00pm and overnight guests are not tolerated.
What is life like as an intern?
Life as an intern can vary greatly depending on which division or NGB you work for, what major events and projects you become involved with, and how you choose to spend your free nights and weekends. For e general description of life at the OTC, please see the “Life as an Intern” section of the USOC Internship Handbook.
What do interns wear to work?
Work attire will depend on your division/NGB and may vary based on the activities with which you are involved. Typically, interns wear business casual to work and occasionally events call for athletic attire.
Do I need a car?
A car is by no means necessary but is useful for shopping and for exploring outside the OTC. Most internship positions will be located outside the OTC campus, so that is important to remember when deciding whether or not to bring a car. Public transportation options near the training centers are limited. Typically, approximately half of the interns bring a car and the rest take advantage of carpooling to get where they need to go. Internships run from January-May, June-August and September-December.
How much flexibility do I have in start/end and arrival/departure dates?
You should contact your supervisor to arrange a start date, but it must fall during the week of the scheduled Intern Assimilation. You can move into the dorm anytime during the week or the weekend prior. Similarly, you should work with your supervisor to arrange an end date and then inform the intern manager of this date. You should normally be moved out of the dorm within 72 hours of your end date, although the intern manager may grant extensions under special circumstances.
Can I extend my internship longer than a semester?
Internships may be extended on a case by case basis. Interns who are interested in an extension should discuss this with their supervisor.