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Careers at SPIRE

Working at SPIRE isn't a normal 9-5. We're a high energy and fast-paced team, and we work hard to improve lives through sport. Our people are our greatest asset - we hire individuals who are professional, collaborative and creative thinkers with a passion for our mission. In exchange, our team receives great benefits, a comfortable working environment, and unique and exciting experiences which help bring about important change. SPIRE employees are committed to the development and education of athletes at all levels and capabilities. This includes developing athletic and educational programing, coaching, training, marketing, event planning and facilities management. If you have the commitment and drive to be part of the team, we want to hear from you.

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Internships at SPIRE

Thank you for your interest in the SPIRE Internship Program!

Students seeking internships in sports performance, sport psychology, sports management, events and facilities management, communications, marketing and operations will be hard-pressed to find a better training ground than SPIRE.

SPIRE runs one of the world’s first multi-sports training academies in basketball, track & field, and swimming. SPIRE also hosts a number of high profile regional/national tournaments/events camps and clinics each year.

The internships are offered on site at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio and follow the traditional college semester schedule. Internships are unpaid and start at a minimum of 10 hours per week and are offered up to 40 hours per week. Interns will gain invaluable experience in all facets of SPIRE’s operations and be actively engaged in departmental work. During the summer term, preference will be given to interns who are available to intern full-time at SPIRE. Students will receive academic credit consistent with their college/university guidelines.

SPIRE’s internship program does not currently provide housing and/or transportation.

Internship Term Periods:

Term Application Deadline Dates of Internship
Fall March 15th September through Early December
Spring November 1st Mid January through May
Summer February 1st June through Mid August

To be eligible for the internship program, students must have completed at least two years of college before the start of the internship and be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college or university. Internships are competitive.

If you are interested in applying for an internship with SPIRE, you must submit a resume and a cover letter indicating the internship you are applying for. Letters of reference are optional; however, any letters must be submitted at the time of the resume submission.


Marketing and Communications:

Interns will work with our marketing team on projects and initiatives that involve multiple sports, events and camps. The emphasis is on public relations, sponsorships/partnerships, media outreach and social media. They assist in event marketing/management and develop promotional materials, media guides, social media, community outreach projects, database creation as well as developing their own project.

Sports Management, Events and Operations:

Interns assist with a variety of activities including: administrative tasks necessary to prepare for all major events, including planning, scheduling & coordination. Operations include event logistics, supervision and a wide range of responsibilities on the day of the event.

Sport Performance:

Interns work closely with our Performance team; supervising athlete warm-ups, training programs, athlete performance testing and general data entry. Sport Physiology interns may also become involved with SPIRE Fit health club, which is a community based membership program offering strength and cardiovascular training, group fitness and wellness programming.

Sports Law:

Interns work with our executive office on research projects and initiatives that could involve contracts, risk management, liability and compliance. Interns may work directly with members of SPIRE’s executive team including the CEO/COO.

Sports Specific Coaching:

Any intern candidates with an interest in the coaching aspect of one of our basketball, football, swimming, track and field or volleyball, may also apply.

Student Services-Sports Camps:

Work closely with the Student Services department in the coordination and supervision of all sports camps at SPIRE Institute. Duties may include but are not limited to: data entry, daily scheduling, assisting in the daily management and preventative maintenance of athlete population. Housing for the summer is provided.

More about SPIRE Institute:

SPIRE is one of the largest indoor, multi-sport, training and competition complexes in the world. With more than 750,000 sq. ft. under roof and acres of outdoor facilities, it has the unique capacity to simultaneously host clubs, leagues, tournaments and championship events no matter the weather or the season. Every consideration has been taken to create an unparalleled experience for the athlete, the coach and the spectator.