2019 TCM Internship Program

The Twin Cities In Motion (TCM) Internships serve as part of a high caliber team, which has planned and executed the region’s premier running events since 1982. Our mission is simple - ignite everyone’s inner athlete. 

TCM is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit that organizes 9 races with 27 distances throughout the year, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, to provide opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, and experiences to live an active, healthy lifestyle. Collectively, TCM and its charity partners that fundraise at TCM events give back more than $1.4 million annually to a variety of causes.

We have multiple 2019 internships across a broad spectrum of disciplines including Race Operations, Design and Communications, Social Media and Marketing, Corporate Partnerships, Volunteer and Community Outreach and Registration.  If more than one of these openings aligns with your skills, we encourage you to identify all positions of interest and share that information with us.

  • Seeking creative, energized and motivated individuals to add value to TCM
  • Commit to being trained as a knowledgeable and approachable TCM Ambassador at events, in the community and through requested outreach
  • Must be a self-starter who can work independently
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Must display high attention to detail and be conscientious
  • Excellent customer service skills (phone/email/in person)
  • Able to prioritize and work in a busy, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to regularly lift weights for events up to 25 lbs. and occasionally weights up to 40 lbs.
  • Desire to be a team player – working with staff, volunteers, and event participants
  • Must be available to attend and work at 2019 TCM events including:
    • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend (Oct 4-6) 
    • TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run (Feb 2)
    • Valentine's Day TC 5K (Feb 9)
    • Hot Dash 5K & 10 Mile (March 23)
    • Medtronic TC 1 Mile (May 9)
    • TC Kids Cross Country Fun Run (May 18)
    • Women Run the Cities (May 19)
    • Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon, Relay & 5K (July 4)
Job Descriptions

    Race Operations  

    • Assist in the planning and execution of certified/sanctioned TCM races as assigned
    • Research vendor options and coordinate equipment orders for events
    • Assist in the permit application process with the city and state agencies
    • Support office staff and race committee volunteers with inventory management and organization of materials and supplies before, during and after events
    • Assist with development of the environmental services plan
    • Support the Race Operations Coordinator with warehouse operations
    • Assist in road closure postings and event notifications to businesses and residents along race routes
    • Provide customer service to participants, sponsors and volunteers
    • Support office staff and volunteers with various office projects and other administrative functions as required
    • Commit to being trained as a knowledgeable and approachable TCM Ambassador at events, in the community and through requested outreach
    • Additional intern responsibilities include:
      • Attending association meetings and event walk through meetings as requested
      • Lead designated area on race day
      • Other duties as assigned

    Position Duration

    January – December 2019

    Work Schedule

    Monday – Friday office hours
    TCM events and other community outreach requests (to be mutually agreed upon)

    Hours Per Week

    Typically 15 hours per week; increase in hours available for certain event weeks


    Minimum wage

    Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and a resume to jobsearch1@tcmevents.org by Friday, February 15, 2019.