Division of Sport Management Internship Information

Undergraduate Students

In order to enhance their job and career prospects, undergraduate sport management majors are required to complete a minimum of 3 credits of an academic internship which is equivalent to 135 contact hours with a sport organization. An academic internship is a credit-based work experience through which a student receives training and gains valuable experience in a specific career area under the supervision of a specialist in that particular field.

The Division of Sport Management does not provide internship placement for students, however, faculty members, Career Services, our Division’s advisory board, alumni, and other entities within the university can all assist students with identifying internship opportunities. In recent years, Division of Sport Management students have interned at hundreds of sport, recreation, health and wellness, fitness and related types of organizations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, in addition to a multitude other local, national and international organizations. Alumni from the Division of Sport Management are employed at various sport organizations worldwide.

After a student receives an offer from an internship site, they then apply to register for the academic credit portion of the internship. Students cannot self-register for internships, they must be manually enrolled by the Division of Sport Management administration. Prior to being enrolled, the Undergraduate Program Director must approve the internship based on the student's completion of an online application, essential pre-requisite courses in their major, and achievement of a qualifying GPA. The individual expected to oversee the internship (site supervisor) at the organization will also be contacted to confirm the details of the internship.

  • Students eligible for internships should have completed 60 credits overall.
  • Students should have completed at least 12 credits within their majors, with a major GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Students may not carry internship coursework as part of an excess credit load (e.g., more than 18 credits in one semester).

For more information about undergraduate academic internships, contact:

Undergraduate Program Director
Simon Pack, Ph.D.
[email protected]
 



Graduate Students

In order to enhance their job and career prospects, graduate students have the opportunity to complete for-credit academic internships. An academic internship is a credit-based work experience through which a student receives training and gains valuable experience in a specific career area under the supervision of a specialist in that particular field.

The Division of Sport Management does not provide internships to students, however, faculty members, Career Services, and other entities within the university can all assist students with identifying internship opportunities. In recent years, Division of Sport Management students have interned at hundreds of sport, recreation, health and wellness, fitness and related types of organizations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, in addition to a multitude other local, national and international organizations. Alumni from the Division of Sport Management are employed at thousands of organizations worldwide.

For more information about graduate academic internships, contact:

Graduate Program Director
David P. Hedlund, Ph.D.
[email protected]