U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)

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Extern and Internships

At USADA, we are committed to preserving the integrity of competition, inspiring true sport, and protecting the rights of athletes. If you’re interested in working with and for clean athletes, an internship or externship with USADA might be the right fit for you, regardless of your field of study. We accept candidates with diverse skills and offer opportunities within our various teams, such as Education, Science, and Finance. During the program, participants will gain experience working in a fast-paced office environment, collaborating with teams, and contributing to department-specific projects.

What our interns have to say...



  • All internships are paid
  • Interns will be expected to work 40 hours per week
  • Internships are open to juniors and seniors in college
  • Sessions are typically May to August
  • Candidates are evaluated based on the position
  • Applications accepted yearly, January 1-February 1 


  • All externships are paid
  • Externs will be expected to work 40 hours per week
  • Sessions run from August 1-May 31
  • Candidates are evaluated based on the position
  • Candidates must have completed their degree within the past year
  • Applications accepted yearly, March 15-April 15

To apply, please email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter by the deadlines noted above, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position to: Tammy Hanson (thanson@usada.org). 

Available Opportunities


Olympic Education Manager


Under supervision of the Olympic Education Manager, this internship will provide a hands-on opportunity to assist the Olympic Education Department to include presentation coordination, development, communications and administration.


  • Assist the Education Manager in identifying potential distribution channels
  • Assist in the creation of presentations to RTP athletes, junior athletes, coaches, NGBs and those involved in the Olympic and Paralympic movement
  • Contribute to the development of Olympic Education content
  • As directed, other office support functions including compiling and formatting USADA presentation materials, prepare shipments and mailings, and tracking inventory
  • Work on special projects as assigned


  • Valuable experience working in a dynamic, diverse and creative environment
  • Close interactions with the Education Manager and opportunity to build professional network
  • Opportunity to complete a resume building project based on Interns interest and goals
  • Have an ongoing mentor after the internship program


  • Obtaining a Bachelor or Masters degree in a related field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Independent, highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Desire to work in athletics and sport after graduation


The Olympic Education Intern position is a paid internship and allows for school credit. General hours are Monday – Friday, with flexibility around athlete presentations. The internship is 40 hours per week.

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