Help Make Bee Week An Unforgettable Experience

The Bee’s College Crew works in various capacities to contribute to a memorable and successful Bee Week. They answer questions, unpack and pack boxes, perform clerical tasks, set and reset event venues, attend meetings and rehearsals, serve as ushers and more.


Along the way, they form valuable networking connections and, in some crew roles, gain important experience in event management, media relations and communications.

Applications for the 2020 College Crew are now closed.
The deadline to submit an application was January 24, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements

Crew members are not required to have experience participating in or assisting with spelling bees. Exceptional spelling skill is not required, but excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills are a must.

An applicant must:

  • be a full-time student finishing their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year of college in the spring of 2020;
  • provide at least two work or volunteer references;
  • commit to arrive at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, on Saturday, May 23, 2020, and depart on Saturday, May 30, 2020;
  • not be a first-, second- or third-degree relative of an E.W. Scripps Company employee, 2020 national finalist, Bee official or Bee Week contributor not a part of the College Crew; and
  • not have served in any paid or volunteer instructional, coaching or advisory capacity to any 2020 national finalist.

Download more information about the application process for College Crew