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Ted Corbitt Historian Internship (Part-Time)

About NYRR
New York Road Runners (NYRR) was founded in 1958 when a small group of passionate runners vowed to bring running to the people and has grown from a local running club into the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire through running, aiming to empower people of all ages and abilities to improve their health and well-being through the power of running and fitness. 
NYRR’s year-round offerings of races, community events, programs, and training resources provide hundreds of thousands of people with the motivation, know-how, and opportunities to start running and keep running for life. NYRR’s premier event, the famed TCS New York City Marathon, attracts the world’s top professional runners and committed amateurs alike, while also raising millions of dollars annually for charity and driving economic impact for New York City. NYRR is equally committed to the runners of tomorrow, passionately providing youth fitness programs that educate and inspire children in underserved communities in New York City, nationwide, and around the world. 
Headquartered in New York City, NYRR is a 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more, please visit 
New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
About The Program
The New York Road Runners Internship Program is a paid, year-long experience spanning from Tuesday, June 20, 2023 to Friday, June 21, 2024, in which interns will learn from the best in the non-profit business. 
Interns will work collaboratively with professionals in their field of study and have opportunities to network across the organization. The selected candidate will engage in professional development events and will be behind the scenes making a direct impact on our communities in New York City by working during select events, including the New York City Marathon.
Interns will receive onboarding and training to learn about NYRR and gain the knowledge needed to best perform in their role. 
The Ted Corbitt Historian Internship

This internship, ceremonially named in honor of Ted Corbitt, former distance running pioneer and the co-founder and first president of NYRR, seeks to inspire others to pursue careers in public service and ensure inclusive telling of running history.

This intern will work closely with the Marketing and Communications and the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability (DEIS) departments throughout their internship.
  • The Marketing and Communications Department set our brand tone. They construct and magnify stories and messages to help and inspire people through running, across advertising, media, brand strategy, creative materials, video, photography, race broadcasts, editorial, brand presentations, and multiple web and digital platforms. They connect with the world's best athletes and ambassadors to deepen NYRR's mission.
  • The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Sustainability (DEIS) Department advances the org-wide commitment to a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and socially responsible NYRR.
This position will help to establish a systematic process for preserving running history in New York and for New York Road Runners. The intern will assist with researching, fact-checking, and ensuring overall accuracy for a wide range of historical projects including short form video, oral history library, newsletter, articles and more.
Internship Schedule
Interns are expected to work 25 hours weekly, Monday to Friday, in a hybrid work setting. This role will also have weekend work (Saturdays or Sundays) to support NYRR events. Dates will be determined at the start of the internship and availability will be taken into account.
The NYRR events calendar can be viewed at

Intern Responsibilities
  • Help to gather historical data from various sources, including archives, books, articles, and interviews
  • Assist with sorting and organizing historical records
  • Meet regularly with the DEIS and Marketing team leadership to establish and maintain the NYRR Historical Database
  • Assist with design of historic asset process for outreach to key business units and identify materials of significant value
  • Responsible for fact-checking and accuracy checks for a wide-range of historical content
  • Sophomore or junior in college, working towards a degree in History, Education, Non-Profit Management, or a similar field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in preserving historical data and telling a story that is culturally confident and relevant
Applications for this internship will be accepted until March 22, 2023.
Salary: $22/hour

At New York Road Runners, we are committed to building an inclusive, diverse workplace by finding the best candidate for the job. We understand that skills come from a variety of different backgrounds. Checking off every single requirement on our job description is not necessary to apply. If you think you are a good fit and have a passion for the work we do, please submit your application. We are eager to learn about your experience and skills! You may be the right candidate for this or other open positions.