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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.

Internship Sites

Our internships are very personalized based on your career goals. Here are some of our recent internship placements:

Get Real Sport Sales (Indianapolis)
Detroit Tigers
Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Fort Wayne Tin Caps (retail)
Live Nation (Sponsorship)

Facility/Event Management
Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Denver, CO)
NCAA Baseball World Series
USA Football
Iditarod Dog Sled Race
Multiple YMCA's/Fieldhouses

Game Operations
Columbus Crew (Major League Soccer)
Fort Wayne Komets (ECL Hockey)
Gary Railcats (Minor League Baseball)
Green Bay BUllfrogs (College Wooden Bat League)

Intercollegiate Athletics
NCAA (Sports Information/Statistics)
IPFW (Sports Information)
University of Indianapolis (General)
University of Toledo (Marketing and Sales)

USA Track & Field (Public Relations)
WISH TV (Production and Event Management)
Kalamazoo Growlers (Radio Broadcasting)
Various colleges and universities (Sports Information)





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