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.

 

Positions

Communications & Sports Information internship.

Up to three individuals selected. Preferred positions:

  • Sports information intern
  • Social media intern
  • Videography intern
 
Term

Summer 2024.

Full-time positions, run up to 12 weeks. Target start date of May 13, end date of August 2.

Expected 30-35 hours per week in IHSAA’s Boone office. More hours expected during state tournament events: Track & Field, Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Baseball.

 

Duties

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:

  • Sports information: Data entry, publications, archives.
  • Social media: Content creation, strategy, planning, account management.
  • Videography: Shoot and edit highlights and content, organize archives.
  • State tournament event management.
  • Publication design.
  • Website update, administration.
  • 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, Premiere) suites for assigned tasks.

Must be detail-oriented, self-starter, knowledgeable about Iowa high school sports. Qualified candidates will show ability to work independently and communicate effectively to all IHSAA stakeholders. 

 

Compensation

$15 per hour. All work-related expenses covered.

 

To Apply

Applications must include:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (one page)
  • Portfolio or sample links
  • Two letters of recommendation

Please indicate interest in preferred intern positions (sports information, social media, videography).

Send completed applications and inquiries to Chris Cuellar via email: ccuellar@iahsaa.org. Deadline for application is Friday, March 15, 2024.

 

Timeline

March 15: Deadline for applications.

March 20-27: Interviews and selections.

May 13: Start date.

August 2: 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. 

About the Student Advisory Committee

Apply to the Student Advisory Committee (Word)

 

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.

 

Please contact a respective sport administrator for any event-specific staffing opportunities in 2023-24.

IHSAA STAFF OPPORTUNITIES

There are no current available employment opportunities with the IHSAA.

FOR INQUIRIES ON OPPORTUNITIES, CONTACT THE IHSAA