Based at the United States Olympic Committee’s headquarters in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, the USOC communications assistantship offers a year-long professional development opportunity for recent college graduates (within three years). The two divisional assistants – one Olympic-focused and one Paralympic-focused – support the organization’s communications operations, initiatives and publications. 

The post-graduate assistantships are paid $30,000 (annualized based on 40 hours per week) and offer full benefits. The year-long term requires a 12-month commitment and will typically run from approximately Oct. 1 through Sept. 30 of the following year. 

The application window for the 2018-19 assistantship is now closed. The application for the 2019-20 year will open again in the spring of 2019.


In addition to applying via the USOC Career Portal, all interested candidates must submit the following materials combined in one .pdf document to communications@usoc.org with the subject line: USOC Communications Assistant

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing samples
  • List of three references
  • Applicants who wish to apply for the Olympic- or Paralympic-focused position (or both), should indicate their preference in their cover letter. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Produce content for internal and external publications and TeamUSA.org/USParalympics.org
  2. Draft articles, press releases, media alerts and response letters
  3. Manage the creation and distribution of weekly Team USA Sports Scene digital newsletter
  4. Assist with research projects, editing and media outreach
  5. Monitor national and international media for relevant news, and compile daily organizational clip reports
  6. Support Team USA Awards nomination and voting processes, and announcements
  7. Assist with the coordination of Olympic Training Center media requests, including scheduling and on-site facilitation
  8. Assist with media operations at local events for both the USOC and National Governing Bodies

For questions, contact a member of the USOC Communications division:
(719) 866-4529