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2017 NYC Triathlon Sports Management Summer Intern

Sports and Fitness

Location: New York, NY
Job Status: Internship
Posted/Updated: 01-30-2017

Job Description:

The Life Time Media and Events NYC Office is a sports marketing and event management division of Life Time Fitness. The NYC office organizes multiple events including the 17th Annual New York City Triathlon (Sunday, July 16th) - one of the world's largest Olympic distance triathlons, in addition to all of the on course entertainment for multiple New York Road
Runner (NYRR) events, including the TCS New York City Marathon.

The Life Time Media and Events office is a team of passionate professionals, creative marketers, and event gurus. We work REALLY hard, but we make it a point to have fun. We are looking for 3 rock star college students to be a part of our 2017 intern team. Our eyes are peeled for smart candidates who are hungry for a summer internship that will shape their career path in sports event management. Are you motivated and enthusiastic about events and ready to make your summer all about the New York City Triathlon? If the answer is yes, keep reading and send us your application!


Interns will work together to manage all aspects of the NYC Triathlon event, including event production, marketing and sponsorship fulfillment. Responsibilities that will be part of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Study, learn and fully understand how the NYC Triathlon operates
  • Assist in all production orders, placement and organization of staff and supplies
  • Organize all supplies needed for volunteers, staff, expo and other parts of race weekend
  • Coordinate venue logistics with host hotel, vendors and NYC Tri staff/contractors
  • Work with all major sponsors and vendors in a professional manner
  • Help create, organize and execute media events in conjunction with the Triathlon such as the NYC Tri Diaper Derby and Gildan Underwear Run
  • Manage and create content for the NYC Tri Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts
  • Assist Volunteer Director in placing, managing and directing more than 1,000 race volunteers


  • We have no walls. The office is collaborative and we enjoy working together on projects.
  • We move fast. Can you keep up?
  • Working in events means spending time in warehouses. You must be open to sorting through supplies and getting dirty.
  • Did we mention long hours & weekends? We work 9-6. But as we get closer to the event, expect some late nights and weekends in the office to make sure we are ready for event day!


  • Successful applicants should be extremely organized, confident in decision making and ready for anything.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented as well as have strong follow through, communication and note-taking skills.
  • Must be comfortable talking on the phone and providing superb customer service to our athletes.
  • Must be willing and able to participate in the physical aspect of the set-up/tear down of the race.
  • Ready to take initiative in all tasks, be proactive and feel comfortable directing staff during race week.
  • Willingness to work evenings and some weekends; be excited about seeing your hard work come to life, come event weekend.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work quickly and efficiently on several projects at one time in an organized fashion.
  • Proficient at trouble shooting issues that may arise in the moment; approaching these situations with curiosity and the desire to learn and grow.
  • Willingness to travel as needed - including site visits, required meetings and events.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and be willing to drive in New York City.


    Interested qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and answers to the questions below to Mackenzie Neel at mneel@lifetimefitness.com. Please keep answers to ten sentences or less - there is no right or wrong answer! All candidates will be interviewed by the end of March, with final employment decisions made in early April. Candidates must attend at least one interview in-person at the Life Time office in New York City, at the individual's expense. The internship will run May - August and interns will receive a paid stipend each week.

  • Why are you interested in working for the New York City Triathlon?
  • While all items in the responsibilities section are important to the ultimate success of the NYC Tri, please select the one bullet point that resonates most with you and explain why.
  • It is race day! You're up early and ready for the day to begin, when you get a call that the 25 volunteers you need to work the last aid station on the course all called and said they are no longer coming. Knowing how important the aid station is to the athlete's well-being on this hot summer day, you must find 25 people in the next three hours to come and volunteer. What would you do?
  • With the long hours we work, commuting on top of that can be tough! If you were to get this internship, what would your housing plans be (commute from home, live in Manhattan, etc.)?
  • Tell us something you are passionate about and why.


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