You’re probably reading this because you want to #GrowTheGame! Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. Hundreds, if not thousands, of lacrosse enthusiasts pack their bags, leave their comfort zone, and go share the gift of lacrosse around the world, each and every summer. For most of us, we don’t even know where to start, but we know we want to make a global impact on the sport that has given so much to us.
Well, that’s what we are here for! We want to make the process of growing lacrosse outside of North America as painless and productive as possible. With the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championship on the horizon for July, many nations are full speed ahead when preparing for the big event. Most of these teams need more help than they have available locally, which is where YOU can come in.
We are helping to place interns for a variety of programs, in turn providing a once in a lifetime experience for the intern, as well as providing invaluable help for growing National Programs.
- World Games Staff
- More COMING SOON!
So what does that look like? Well, here’s an example of how 2-3 weeks serving a program for the World Games can shake out…
What the Intern Gets
Everything listed below is just an example. Each program has slightly different needs and goals. For example, some programs will have you meet in their country first, before heading to Israel. Others will just have you meet at the event. You will be presented with the needs and goals of the country best suited for you once reviewed for an interview.
(Again, these are all examples.)
- Flights (US>YOUR COUNTRY>Israel>US)
- Ground Transportation
- Work uniform
- All team issued gear (including padding, uniform, sweats, etc.)
- Full event pass (includes access to all games at 2018 World Championship)
- Sideline access to all events
- Letters of recommendation
- Interns also have the opportunity to compete with the National Team during pre-event scrimmages, practices, and friendlies.
This is a multi-level interview process. Once approved by LaxAllStars.com, you will meet via online conference with members of the country’s board for final approval.
All internship are unpaid, as the World Games are a major undertaking for every nation. Most programs are spending upwards of $90,000 to participate, which is why you are required to cover your own way. Once approved for an interview, you will be provided with a detailed lists of costs to understand where your money is going. Funds cover every aspect of your trip, plus a small donation to help grow lacrosse in the nation you’re working with.
General duties of National Team Lacrosse interns
- Warm up goalies
- Assist with face-off practice
- Distribute/collect practice balls
- Fill water bottles
- Align extra player gear on sideline
- Assist with any gear maintenance
- Help with eye-black/uniforms/stick taping/etc.
- Join team for all national anthems
- Keep statistics
- Manage social media profile with updates and commentary
- Collect photos/video of sidelines and behind the scenes perspectives
- Fill water bottles, provide water in breaks
- Help with any gear issues
- Serve as a runner for any needs in game
- Clean up sideline
- Organize and manage team gear
- Transport team gear from field to team area
- Provide statistics to coaching staff
- Post on social media (results, awards, pics/video)
- Scout upcoming games
All media from interns will be shared between the National Teams and Lacrosse All Stars. We will post blogs, photos, and video on an agreed upon schedule via LaxAllStars.com and our social media channels before, during, and after the event as produced by the interns. Again, each internship is unique and so are the responsibilities.
The Event Staff for the games are also looking for interns to spend anywhere from 1-3 weeks in Israel, assisting with the production. Interns will also have the option to compete in the 2018 Israel Premier League season. These positions will be a bit different from the National Team roles, as they are focused on the event as a whole and not completely immersing you in a specific program’s culture. Roles include working with: Social media, Sponsorship fulfillment, Venue management, Community development, Merchandising, VIP experience, Ticket sales, Broadcast, Team liaison, and MUCH more!
What Makes a Good Intern?
First, a willingness to selflessly give back and grow the game. This isn’t a program that is all about giving you the ultimate lax vacation! You are traveling with a purpose and we can guarantee that if you put forth your best effort, this will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life.
This can lead to future playing and coaching opportunities, along with opening countless doors you may have never been aware of. Plus, wouldn’t this look great on a resume? You will graduate one day and need a job, it’s time to build up your experience!
Roles will be directly applicable to anyone studying event management, sports management, electronic media, journalism, and so on. Current (and those interested in) equipment managers, training staff, coaches, or those involved with team operations can also find this a rewarding and applicable experience.
Not in school yet? Never went? How about already graduated? No sweat! Anyone can grow the game and we aren’t closed minded! Prove to us why you are valuable to the international lacrosse community and we’ll listen!
Have any questions? Drop me a line or just apply and include them below!