Download The Application HERE
December 29, 2012
Dear Athletic Trainer,
The Athletic Trainer Internship Program at the Volleyball Festival provides an excellent opportunity for student and certified athletic trainers to get hands-on experience in the field of athletic training. With over 700 teams from throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico the tournament provides a multitude of educational experiences. A staff of 50 student and certified athletic trainers are supervised by an outstanding group of certified athletic trainers. There are opportunities to learn from these professionals with their wide range of experience in the field. In addition we have an outstanding group of physicians, on site, who provide both medical care to the athletes and education to our staff.
The Festival will be held June 23-28, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Convention Center.
Saturday June 22
- Set up 9am - 1pm for a small group of staff (by selection).
- Practice coverage in PM (by selection)
- Educational seminar TBD (optional)
Sunday June 23
- Mandatory meeting 10am - 1pm
- Practice coverage in AM (by selection)
- Mandatory opening ceremonies in PM
Monday June 24 - Wednesday June 26
- Tournament competition 8am - 11pm
- Work 6am to 4pm OR 2pm to 11pm (approximately)
- Local applicants with other commitments may be able to work
- THESE ARE MANDATORY WORK DAYS
Thursday June 27
- Competition 8am - 4pm
- Championship Finals Noon - 10pm
- Work 6am - 11am or 11am - 4pm or cover specifc championship
- THIS IS AN OPTIONAL DAY
Friday, June 28
- Work shifts of 6am to NOON OR Noon to 6pm
- Packing 6pm - 9pm
- THIS IS AN OPTIONAL DAY
Student interns must be enrolled in a CAATE Accredited Program and be current in CPR at the time of the Festival. There are a limited number of positions available for Certified Athletic Trainers and those individuals will be expected to provide mentoring to the student interns.
Student interns are paid $10/hour and Certified Athletic Trainers are paid $15/hour in their first year as an ATC at the Festival. In their second year as an ATC at the Festival the pay is $18/hour and after that $20/hour. Meals are provided while working. If needed, Housing, is provided at no cost, double occupancy, in hotels adjacent to the Convention Center. Housing will begin Saturday, June 22 and can be provided until the morning of June 29. If you are selected to work the practices and/or set up on June 22, your housing can start Friday, June 21. Please note that athletic trainers are responsible for their transportation costs to Phoenix.
Athletic training interns can expect to work approximately 50 hours in 9-10 hour daily shifts and are paid for the staff meeting and helping with opening ceremonies. Friday, June 28 is the last day and play is over by 6 pm. On that day we are usually finished packing by 9 pm. We have flexibility in scheduling for the last day so it is no problem for people to depart any time on this day but also are welcome to work a later shift and check out the next day, Sunday, June 29.
As an added bonus each year we try to do an optional education seminar before or during the tournament. This year we are looking at doing a session on Saturday, June 22, most likely from 5-7 pm. More information will be available by the time selections are made so that individuals can make travel arrangements to correspond to the schedule. Housing can be made available on Friday, June 21, with permission from Carol Rogers, for those who sign up for this seminar.
Applications are due March 18 and you will be hearing from me by April 15. Once accepted athletic trainers will be sent a form in which staff will request their housing needs, including room mate requests and will also be asked for work availability/preferences and other necessary information.
To apply, download the application and email, fax, or mail it to me using the contact information below.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need additional information.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Carol Rogers, MA, ATC, CSCS
Volleyball Festival Director of Sports Medicine
3233 Brookwood Drive
Lafayette, CA 94549