Internships / Jobs Available

The Office of Field Experience is actively engaged in recruiting experiential learning partners. As positions become known, links to information about available opportunities will be posted here. They could be volunteer positions, part-time, seasonal or full-time positions. Please read closely and apply to positions based on your mix of needs regarding credit, experience and compensation. Check back often as updates and new positions are added regularly. If you are applying for these positions, let us know! We can maybe help move your application further up the pile!

It is important to remember that semester hour credit is not automatically granted for experiential learning. You must register for SRM:4197:0006, :0012 or :0EXW (Sport and Recreation Field Experience) and fulfill the requirements for the course and credits. Contact Anna Jensen, Director, Office of Field Experience, with any questions. 

Positions available, most recently received are listed first.

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RipRoar Events is the largest endurance event production company in Iowa with events like the Women's Half Marathon, 5K + Team Relay, a youth triathlon series, DAM to DSM and many more. Their Event Production Internship is open for applications for spring semester running 2/25 - 5/6, 2019. Deadline to apply is December 2nd. Watch for future postings about summer opportunities with this Des Moines-based event management company! 

The Pittsburgh Pirates are building out their next team of inside sales representatives to begin in January 2019. If you are interested in applying, please reach out to Clint Huntrods, Packy Moran or Anna Jensen for additional information. This is not an internship but rather full-time position. Pirates Sales Associate.

The Chicago Sports Commission (CSC) Internship Program provides students or recent graduates with an opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the sports tourism industry. Learn more about the program and opportunities here: Application Process. Deadlines for semesters are: Spring - Ocober 15; Summer - February 15; Fall - July 15. 

Virginia State Golf Association (VSGA) is accepting applications for the USGA P.J. Boatwright, Jr. Intern Program through Friday, January 18, 2019. This is an entry-level, paid internship program with potential for both 3-month summer internships and long-range internships lasting either 9 or 12 months.  

Cedar Rapids Kernels are now accepting applications for Summer 2019 internships. Positions fill quickly so apply today! 

Applications are being accepted now to join the new USL League Two expansion team in Green Bay (watch for their name unveiling this week on twitter!) The new team is under the umbrella of Big Top Events . There are positions as both a Seasonal Account Executive and as a Ticket Sales/Marketing Intern.

The Bismarck Larks have hosted at least one UISRM intern every year since joining the Northwoods League. Follow this link for Summer 2019 Internships. Here is a note from our friends in Bismarck: "We have revised a few internships and even added a couple more. We have also switched to all paid internships for the 2019 season. We feel that this will help relieve some of the financial burden for students while they receive a great experience over the summer. We will continue to offer local housing for students if they need it."  

Cedar Rapids River Kings are now accepting applications for interns in the following areas: Game Operations Coordinator, Sponsor Support & Activation Coordinator, Community Relations Coordinator, Communications and Sports Informations Coordinator, Ticket Sales, Graphic Design, and Football Operations & Coaching. Follow this link to learn more about all of these exciting opportunities drivable from Iowa City. The season runs February through June and credit could be earned in Spring or Summer semesters. 

Coralville Parks and Recreation - Interested in leading activities and events for an established Before/After School Program? This position is paid and may require a semester long project to qualify for credit. 

The Iowa Games Foundation is expanding their popular Corporate Games competition structure from central Iowa to the corridor! This will be their inaugural year with teams of employees from competing companies vying for the title in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area. They are seeking one intern to work in all aspects of event management including communications, marketing, website management, etc. Learn more at this website link and apply soon.

Perfect Game USA is seeking applications for two internship positions to begin in January, 2019. Click here to learn more details about the Merchandising Internship. Contact Tyler Short for more information and application instructions. 

The Iowa PGA is now accepting applications for summer interns in both Communications and Tournament Operations. They have found our students to be a good fit for their organization in the past and you'd even be working with a UISRM alum! If you have participated in any guided field experiences to date, make sure these are highlighted on your resume as they were specifically mentioned as differentiators in the solicitation for applicants. Apply by January 12, 2019.

The Iowa Speedway in Newton is now accepting applications for summer interns in both Marketing and Tickets and Sales. Follow the links to the left to learn more about these paid opportunities to earn credit toward your degree this summer!

Application Period Extended! Cadence Sports is a full-service event management company based in Austin, TX with a potential to travel for events around the country. They specialize in single and multi-day endurance events. They are currently accepting applications for spring interns through December 10th. Click here for more information about the position adn learn how to apply. Contact Luke Allelo for any other information. 

Colorado Spring Sports Corporation has internships available in both Communications and Event Managment for spring and summer semesters. Summer applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Apply early. The Sports Corp has an exciting and jam-packed year of events in 2019 and interns have the opportunity to provide meaningful strategic impact in implementing each event. Some examples include: Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack (June 22-23) Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Race Week (June 24-30) Rocky Mountain State Games (July 19-21 & 26-28) The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb (August 10) Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off (August 31-September 2) as well as a variety of collegiate sport luncheons and golf tournament hosted by Sports Corp each year. Position descriptions: Spring Communications | Summer Communications |  Spring Event Management |  Summer Event Management

The Minor League Baseball national offices have posted their internships (Associates Program) for the coming year which runs from January - December, 2019. They have positions available in Communty & Government Relations, Digital Marketing & Analytics, Diversity & Inclusion, Speical Events, and Special Events & Trade Show Services. You can read more about each position and apply here: 

Des Moines Menace are now accepting applications for spring 2019 Interns in Sports Marketing and Operations. Application deadline is December 3rd, 2018. 

Kansas City Sports Commission -  Opportunities for internships year round are available. Application period for Spring 2019 runs from October 15 - November 1. Summer applications due 3/31; Fall applications due on 6/30. Informational Brocure. Intern Application Form.

Indianapolis Indians have 13 full time internships beginning in January, 2019, with monthly stipend and housing assistance. Position descriptions are available here: Indians Employment

Willmar Stingers, Northwoods League baseball team based in Willmar, MN is seeking full season interns in all areas. Application information and form. 

KemperLesnik, Chicago, IL, is seeking applications for Sports Marketing and Events Interns. The internship is designed to expose highly-motivated interns to all aspects of several premier athletic events. Areas of experience will include sponsorship sales and fulfillment, ticket marketing, sales and fulfillment, media relations, hospitality, communications with participants and event operations. Learn more about applying here: (contact Anna Jensen before emailing application materials.) KemperLesnik Internship

Fifth Ward Saints North provides outreach to at-risk students in Iowa City through athletic, academic and social service programs. They are currently seeking  Volunteer mentors, tutors and coaches. Volunteer positions do not earn credit but gain perspective & experience.  

Cedar Rapids Roughriders - working with the USHL team provides interns an opportunity to develop skills in Community & Public Relations, Special Events Coordination, Marketing Skills, Team Building Work Skills, and getting the feeling of being a part of the Game Night atmosphere. 

Iowa Wild, the AHL Affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, based in Des Moines, IA is seeking students interested in marketing, operations, and/or ticket sales for their upcoming season. 

Quad City Steamwheelers are seeking interns for the following areas: Graphic Design, Social Media & Business Operations to begin in September; Game Day Operations, Statistical Analysts and Video Production to begin in February. Email Crystal Bland with resume and cover letter detailing your interest. 

IMG College, a national collegeiate sports marketing company, regularly posts opportunities for open positions (mostly FT jobs) across the United States in every facet of marketing and ticket sales. 

Iowa Parks & Recreation posts internships from member cities around the state. Some positions posted here may not qualify for credit so double check with the Office of Field Experience before assuming it counts.

Midwest Sports Productions, based in Kansas City, touts themselves as the powerhouse for youth fastpitch softball & baseball tournaments in the Midwest. Kaylyn Thorne, UISRM '17 alumna, and current Marketing/Communications Supervisor and Internship Coordinator, interned with them during her final summer as an undergrad. Learn more about her experience here. 

Iowa Soccer Internships available year round. This internship will be compensated with a stipend at the end of the program. Application here.

Collegiate Baseball Scouting Network has three different internship categories for you to explore: Analytics, Social Media and Writing. You can read more about expecations and processes for applying here.

General Information on Potential Internships and Careers in Sport and Recreation Management

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