Ed Chynoweth Internship


Internship Term

The Ed Chynoweth Internships terms are prefferably 8 months in duration, between the months of July 2014 - June 2015. There is flexibility in the term length and start date dependent upon the schedule of the candidates and the schedules of  WHL, OHL, QMJHL and Hockey Canada offices.

Participants will be required to present either a written and verbal summary of their internship experiences during the annual general meeting of the respective organization the internship was completed with.

Eligible Applicants

• The Ed Chynoweth Internship will be awarded annually to up to five outstanding college or university students who have completed or are working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in a sports-related field.

• Successful candidates will have gained experience working in practical environments during the college or university degree program(s).

• Preference also will be given to those candidates who have earned an undergraduate degree in sports administration, sports management, kinesiology or a field related to the current years internship.

• Applicants should represent the high ideals and commitment characterized by Ed Chynoweth in both the personal and professional aspects of life, including determination, integrity and enthusiasm.

• Up to 4 applicants annually; preference will be given to graduates of the Canadian Hockey League/Hockey Canada Alumni who have gone on to pursue post secondary training in any of the aforementioned areas of study, but all applications will be considered.

• 1 applicant will be considered from the Hockey Canada National Women’s Team pool with experience playing for Canada’s National Women’s Team, National Under 22 team and/or National Under 18 Team


About the Internship

The Ed Chynoweth Internships are made possible through a generous contribution from the Daryl K. Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund. The internship was established in 2011 following the passing of Ed Chynoweth, who served as the long-time president of the Western Hockey League and Canadian Hockey League, a director of the CHL, team owner, pioneer, and one of the most influential men in junior ice hockey in Canada.

The internships are based out of the 3 CHL offices (WHL, QMJHL, OHL) and Hockey Canada’s National Office and are awarded annually to outstanding college or university students  who have completed or are working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree and are pursuing a career in sports administration, sport marketing, sport communication or program development and have previously played hockey in the Canadian Hockey League or with Hockey Canada Women’s National Teams program.

These full-time term positions call for assistance with various sports administration, program development, event promotions and other hockey related initiatives as directed by the WHL, QMJHL, OHL and Hockey Canada.

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