Penn Track & Field Operations and Sport Management Internship – University of Pennsylvania

Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Location: Philadelphia, Pa.


Job Description

Intern Job Title: Penn Track & Field Operations and Sport Management Internship

University Overview
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America’s
Best Employers by State in 2021. Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities.

Quaker Internship Program Mission Statement
The Quaker Internship program offers a mutually beneficial relationship and growth opportunity for Penn Athletics and Recreation, its employees, and collegiate undergraduate and graduate students in the Philadelphia area. This program will enhance our ability to accomplish Penn’s strategic goals, recruiting top talent, and build strong relations within the community, while developing, mentoring and cross training future industry leaders. All applicants must have the ability to receive academic credit.

Internship Description
The Penn Track & Field internship will run for the entirety of the spring semester of 2023. The candidate will work out of the Penn Track & Field office 20+ hours per week, assisting with various program management and operations tasks necessary for the successful running of the Penn Track & Field program. Some weekend work will be required when Penn is hosting competition, with potential team travel also available if interested. Tasks will include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Assist in the planning and executing of travel plans for the Penn Track & Field program
  2. Roster management and meet entries for Penn Track & Field teams
  3. Coordinate meals and snacks for the program as it travels to away competitions
  4. Coordinate meals and snacks for officials, volunteers and staff for hosted competition
  5. Answer questions and provide customer service for coaches, administrators and athletes attending Penn hosted events

Internship Qualifications

  1. Ability to work well with others and in teams
  2. Think on your feet
  3. Microsoft Office
  4. Tech savvy
  5. Well organized
  6. Track & field experience is preferred, but not required

All interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Categories

NCAA Division I, Administrative, Director of Operations

How to Apply