CO-OP: National Championships & Sport Intern



U SPORTS is the national brand for University Sports in Canada. Every year, over 14,000 student-athletes and 700 coaches from 56 universities vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. U SPORTS also provides higher performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships.


The objective of the U SPORTS Internship program is to provide students currently enrolled in collegiate / university programs with concrete experience of what it is like to work in the Canadian sport industry. Students will get hands on experience working in the different sectors of U SPORTS. Opportunities to complete challenging, yet rewarding assignments will be provided. It is the goal of the National Office that once students complete their internships, they leave with a better understanding of Collegiate Sport in Canada, develop the necessary skills to work in the industry, and feel as though they have left their mark on the U SPORTS organization.


• Currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in a related field: Event
Management, Marketing, Business Administration and related undergraduate
• Able to prioritize appropriately in a fast-paced environment
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Be administratively organized and detail oriented
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Strong team player with ability to work independently
• Computer savvy, including all Microsoft Office platforms (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
• Quick study and willingness to learn
• Bilingualism is an asset
• Knowledge of the Canadian Sport System is an asset


• General administrative support to the Sport Department
• Preparing of championship memos and bulletins
• Project management for National Championships- timeline management, meeting
management and deliverable management
• Liaising with championship hosts to provide support and overall direction as
• Logistical support: such as shipping and receiving, inventory management and
travel coordination for officials and delegates
• Assisting in development of online platforms for championship evaluation and
event registration
• Assisting with U SPORTS awards process and selection
• Assisting with Sport Technical Sub-Committees in distribution of minutes, action
items and rule/ policy updating
• Development of concept plans related to National Championships
• Other responsibilities upon request

Application Details

This is a Co-op position. Please contact Student Placement Officer, Peggy Gordon ( or Megan Ringer (, for details.