USA Curling Journalist Trainee Program

This program is designed to give aspiring young sports journalists, photographers and webstream/TV assistants from around the U.S. with the opportunity to gain valuable media experience at a national sporting event, typically in the host city of our national championships. For example, Philadelphia in 2014 (check out some of the work of our star student reporters here) and Kalamazoo, Mich., in 2015. 

Trainee journalists get to interview athletes and report on the competition, while photographers are tasked with capturing all of the action on the ice and behind the scenes. The webstream assistants will gain hands-on experience of a live webstream sports host broadcast production.

The work of the trainee journalists and photographers will be published on the USA Curling event website and social media and can be used for future resumes/portfolios.

This unique opportunity gives students the chance to develop journalistic, photography or TV production skills in a practical setting, providing them with vital knowledge and experience which will help them progress prospective careers within the media industry. 

These volunteer hours are flexible and can be designed by the students to get the most out of the experience. 

The program is led by USA Curling's Terry Davis, Director of Communications. To find out more, email her at

Student helpers Matthew Manzi and Sanjana Manjunath help out in the media room at the 2014 Nationals in Philadelphia at IceWorks Arena.