US Biathlon is excited to announce the hiring of two interns for the summer and fall seasons. Tim Burke, Director of Athlete Development, headed up the search for this year’s interns. “We received many qualified candidates for our intern positions this year and are thrilled to accept Annika and Donovan” Burke said. “Both Annika and Donovan will experience the full scope of jobs at US Biathlon. Both will assist in the office with logistics and special projects, such as coach's education, and they will also help provide quality training sessions for our athletes by timing, video, lactates, scoping shots, etc.” Burke also noted, “Many of our past interns have gone on to have a big impact in the US Biathlon community. We are excited to see what the future brings for these two fantastic candidates!”
Welcome, Annika and Donovan!
Annika Martell is from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and will be graduating from Colby College in May with a double major in Economics and Environmental Science and a Cinema Studies minor. At Colby, Annika was on the Nordic ski team, where she was captain her Junior and Senior years. In addition to skiing, she was the president of Colby’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee, a research assistant in the Economics department, a mentor to students at the local elementary school and a first year orientation trip leader. In High School, aside from skiing, Annika also played soccer, lacrosse and ran track. When not studying or training, she loves camping, hiking, road and mountain biking. If it’s outdoors, count her in! Annika couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to intern with USBA!
Donovan Robinson is a skier of mountains, a runner of trails, kayaker of wild rivers, and a haver of good times. He has finished his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Outdoor Education. Donovan grew up in Cody, Wyoming, then spent his first year of college in Bozeman, Montana. He then transferred to Idaho State University to finish his undergraduate degree. He has worked in the Human Performance Lab conducting exercise physiology tests and researching how wildland firefighters cope with their environment. He is currently working as the Sports Medicine Intern at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York.