OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE IOWA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
FACILITATE & MAINTAIN THE HIGH CALIBER OF IOWA HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Working with the Iowa High School Athletic Association in any capacity means working for the benefit of high school student-athletes across the state.
IHSAA employees, committees and boards, event staff, and interns can play a critical part in Iowa athletics, allowing the tradition of excellence to continue among all IHSAA-sanctioned activities.
INTERNSHIPS WITH THE IHSAA
The IHSAA accepts college interns annually. If interested in a job shadow opportunity during the school year, please contact our staff.
The IHSAA’s Communications & Sports Information internship program is presented by the Mary A. Herman Memorial Fund.
Communications & Sports Information Interns
Full-time position, runs up to 12 weeks. Target start date of May 15, end date of August 4.
Expected 30-35 hours per week. More hours available and on-site required during state tournament events: Track & Field, Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Baseball.
Provide administrative support for IHSAA communications and sports information.
Reports directly to communications director, works with all staff members.
Depending on capabilities, interns may assist with:
- Data entry for sports information and archives.
- Social media.
- Video editing.
- Publication design.
- Website update, management.
- State tournament events.
- Other duties as assigned.
Requirements & Skills
Intended for current undergraduate students.
Majors preferred: Journalism, communications, public relations, sports and recreation management, or technical communication. Background in sports information beneficial.
Ability to utilize Office (Word, Excel) and Adobe (InDesign, PhotoShop) suites. Must be detail-oriented, independent, self-starter, strong communicator, knowledgeable about Iowa high school sports.
$15 per hour. All work-related expenses covered.
Send resume, one page cover letter, portfolio or web-based sample links, and two brief letters of recommendation to Chris Cuellar via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for application is Friday, March 24, 2023.
March 24: Deadline for applications.
April 3-7: Interviews and selections.
May 15: Start date.
August 4: End date.
IHSAA COMMITTEE OPENINGS
Student Advisory Committee
In 2021, the IHSAA launched a student advisory committee to assist the organization in its efforts to promote leadership, sportsmanship and integrity. This group will also provide the IHSAA with an important direct link to the “student voice” as it pertains to programs of the IHSAA. Twelve students – six juniors and six seniors – will be selected to this committee from nominations submitted by member schools. The application is open to all juniors and senior, regardless of gender or sport participation.
Please encourage junior and senior students at your school to serve on this committee. Applications are currently closed for 2021-22.
EVENT STAFF OPPORTUNITIES
Play a part on the integral team that makes each IHSAA event a success. Most opportunities are state tournament-based and located at the host site.
There are no current available employment opportunities with the IHSAA.