With squash on a growth trajectory and a high demand for talented young leaders in the sport, US Squash will offer summer 2019 leadership development internship program opportunities in partnership with Portland Community Squash, the Merion Cricket Club and MSquash Accelerator. The expansion to three locations builds on the success of the inaugural 2018 program in partnership with Portland Community Squash.
Portland Community Squash (PCS) is a leader in the community squash movement by operating one of the country’s first mixed-use squash and education facilities in Portland, ME. Its programs combine the best aspects of membership-based models, local school programs, and the squash + education alliance framework. All programs are intentionally diverse and accessible to all members of the Portland community. In the first year of operations, PCS brought on 215 members, 200 students, and generated $1M of revenue.
Merion Cricket Club (MCC) is one of the oldest full service, private racquet clubs in the country. With a rich history in the U.S. squash community, MCC continues to excel on the national and international stage. MCC provides facilities and programming that keep its professional staff busy year-round with a dynamic membership that includes singles and doubles players across all age groups.
MSquash Accelerator, located in Port Chester NY, is a brand new High-Tech, High Performance Squash Academy with 6 courts featuring the newest training technologies available. MSquash is a privately-owned facility open to the public, with an intense focus on Junior Squash Development of the highest caliber.
• Work directly with coaches, program directors and administrators to learn every aspect of the business: fundraising, accounting, program design, staff management, communication, program tracking, and database management
• Participate in US Squash coach certification program and become level I certified
• Learn about US Squash programs, event management and tournament software
• Work directly with partner facility and US Squash staff to deliver an accredited event
• Receive a stipend for coaching at summer camps while learning to work with diverse groups of students and building player development skills
• Home-stays and rentals available
Apply here: ussquash.com/internship