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Sport Management Internship Opportunities

Experience is vital to your success as a young professional in sport management. Taking advantage of opportunities is also what will set you apart as you seek jobs and apply for graduate school. As part of your education at Manchester, you will complete at least two courses focused on gaining experience in sport management.

The first course would be completed usually in the second year. This course (ESS 275 Practicum in Sport Management) is designed to give students supervised work in varsity or intramural sports, recreation settings or sport management settings. The course focuses on administrative aspects of chosen placement and participation suitable to the student's expertise. Sport management students must complete a 2-hour block of practicum under the direction of a faculty advisor and can take this course multiple times for varied experiences.

The capstone experience is a senior internship (ESS 478). This course requires on-site supervised hand-on experience in the sport management field. In addition to the hours, students will be responsible for close contact with faculty supervisor, proposal development and writing, and reflecting on the experience. Students will take 9-12 credits of internship during their senior year and could explore regional and national internships and locations as an option for this course.

Recent Sport Management Internships

Joe Peters ’12 completed an event & facility management internship at Sports Authority Field at Mile High (formerly INVESCO Field, Denver, CO). Joe was the point of reference for all events taking place at the facility and provided information to various departments regarding events.

Chelsie Stout ’12 completed a marketing internship with North Manchester Parks & Recreation. Chelsie was vital in the organization’s promotion of a new aquatic and community center. Chelsie also had numerous business plan and marketing projects throughout her internship.

Amy Hommema ’12 completed an event management internship at the Midwest Sports and Social Complex (Indianapolis, IN). Amy organized team information for and provided event management for the complex’s first open sanctioned fastpitch world series.

Corey Brueggeman ’12 completed a practicum experience working as a Kick It Out Coach (Gloucestershire, England). The Kick It! program educates children and adults about the effects of racism using soccer as the teaching tool.

Lynette Griffin ’13 completed a sponsorship internship with Live Nation at the Indiana State Fair (Indianapolis, IN). She worked directly with 60 sponsorship accounts throughout the event, providing logistical and promotional support.

 

 






 

 


 
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