Sport and Recreation Management 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!

If you are considering an internship, you may find this resource helpful, courtesy of the University of Iowa's Pomerantz Career Center: Student Internship Handbook

It is important to remember that semester hour credit is not automatically granted for experiential learning. You must register for SRM:4196 (Interscholastic Internship) or SRM:4199 (Independent 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.

Teamwork Online - UISRM students have access to premium content for free. Thousands of jobs across minor and major league sports! Updated continually. 

Several local positions are currently posted on Teamwork Online in the Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Des Moines areas. These positions are across a wide range of areas within the industry including scouting, business development, social media, and analytics. Here is a link to current Teamwork Online postings in Iowa. 

The Market, Careers in college athletics hosted by the NCAA - This database houses positions including internships, graduate assistantships and full time positions. 

Fall 2023/Spring 2024: Iowa Soccer is accepting applications for Team Managers until April 14th, 2023. Start date would be July 31, 2023 and run through the spring 2024 semester. Check out all the details here. All years, including rising seniors, are encouraged to apply! 

Year-round: Internships with UI Recreational Services provides professional development and preparation opportunities throughout the year. Students will gain insight into administration, leadership, event and facility management plus work on a project specific to their interest areas. All teh details are available here. Fall 23 application window has been extended. 

Year-round: Internships in Coaching and Event Management: the newest local partner to join the UISRM cohort of coaching opportunities is Hot Feet Sports, which was founded and is led by Iowa Football alumnus, Trevor Bollers. In these roles, students have the opportunity to hone coaching skills in volleyball, basketball or football. Check out this link for the details on the coaching opportunities.  The Event Management details can be found here

Fall 2023 / Spring 2024: Cedar Rapids Roughriders, USHL, Tier I junior hockey team that plays in Cedar Rapids has Game Day Operations Internships available for their upcoming season. These positions could work for credit either Fall or Spring semesters. More information about the position and how to apply here

Fall 2023: Intern with RedZone Football Academy  This will be the flag football organization's 10th season developing local talent among 700+ participants on more than 50 different teams.  Students interested in events, coaching, operations both on-field and front-office are encouraged to apply. All details about the positions and how to apply can be found here.  

Year-round, remote: The Huddle Up Group is offering paid internships in Business Development and Data Analysis. Check out each at the links provided! 

Year-round internships with the Iowa Games are available! We have several alumni in their front offices so be sure to follow best practices on using your entire network when applying for positions! Check out the diverse offerings and associated application deadlines here

Year-round, remote internship with Maxx MGMT, who represent over 30 NFL/NBA/NCAA athletes on branding, management, and marketing efforts. Internship is open to undergraduate students for college credit who are looking for some experience in the athlete management/marketing field this winter/spring. They typically take at least two (sometimes three) interns per semester. More information and application details here

Remote Internships with TBT Enterprises. They specialize is hosting high-stakes, open-application sporting events across the world. You're probably familiar with The Basketball Tournament (TBT) which started in 2014. They are adding TST (The Soccer Tournament) to their calendar of events. Details on positions, requirements and how to apply are here

Year-round, remote Internship with Pickleball in the Sun to get real-world experience in sports marketing and become fluent in pickleball marketing as the sport continues to exponentially grow.This unique opportunity would be a great fit for students interested in any or several of these industry verticals: marketing, event management, travel and tourism, mobile app integration, social media, research, sales and more. All details and contact info listed here. (If you plan to apply, please reach out to Packy or Anna as the CEO is a personal friend.) 

Remote internship (Data Analysis) with The 33rd Team, an NFL/NCAA think tank that collaborates with former NFL front office and coaching personnel, working to continually grow and learn from current and past football analytics and experiences.  The 33rd Team is proud to have placed approximately 20 people in either NFL or CFB positions in the last year and hope to continue this pipeline. The internship opportunity is geared towards students who are both eager to work in the sports industry and are skillful with data. Is this you? Learm more regarding position responsibilities are here. Email interest to DJ Brown

Year-round internships with University of Iowa Trademarks, Licensing and Hall of Fame open immediately and into the 23/24 academic year. Over the years, several UISRM students have begun their professional careers in this office with the mentorship and guidance from Dale Arens and his team. This is an opportunity to learn about collegiate licensing, NIL intersectionality and even some event management. Check out this link for more information or reach out with questions. They are looking for several new people to join their team now and into the fall. Underclassmen are encouraged to apply! 

Fall 2023: Contemporary Services Corportation (CSC) has Fall 2023 PAID internships on campus working myriad events. Could start over the summer for the right applicant. Check out this link for all the necessary information. You can also apply via your Teamwork Online profile, if you prefer, at this link

Year-round internships: Kansas City Sports Commission is has internships available in every semester in a range of areas including Events, Marketing, and Graphic Design. Spring - apply October 15 to November 1; Summer - apply February 15 to March 1; Fall - apply June 15 - July 15. 

Hyatt Place Iowa City has developed a new internship in collaboration with our program. You can find all the details on what you'll have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate along with applications instructions at this link. Apply now for Fall 2023. Both 3SH or 6SH options available. 

FT and Internships: Iowa Parks & Recreation posts jobs and 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.

Year-round, remote internships with SponsorUnited. They are a sports marketing agency used by many professional teams for prospecting, ideation, finding decision makers and connecting brands with teams and/or talent. Learn more about the opportunity and how/when to apply for the upcoming semester here

PT: North Liberty Parks and Recreation is seeking officials for youth recreation leagues. This would NOT qualify for credit but is a great way for students looking to learn/practice skills while earning funds and helping your local community (about 15 minutes north of Iowa City.) Contact Brian Motley, Assistant Recreation Director for more info. 

PT: Both Borlaug and Wickham Before/After School Programs are hiring Youth Counselors. This is a paid position that could be used for credit with additional project work added. Position includes working with K-6 grade, supervising and assisting with homework, arts and crafts, interacting and playing games such as dodgeball, capture the flag, four square, volleyball and more. This is a great experience for future careers related to coaching, education, youth development, recreation and more. More details and to apply, click here

PT: The Iowa City Eels is a nonprofit, year-round USA Swimming affiliated club serving developmental and competitive swimmers of all ages from all over Johnson County. They are looking to hire part-time staff who are energetic & motivated with weeknight availability for the Fall and Spring season. No serious knowledge of the sport or club swimming is required. More details HERE.  

Remote Internships: The Sports Marketer is seeking an intern working on all aspects of a sponsorship consulting agency. This includes researching/prospecting, data collection, building proposals and outreach. Join this team of young professionals as they are on the precipice of sharp growth. Click here to learn more.  

Volunteer: Do you want to find connection while making a difference? Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa is excited to offer programming at many sites in the Iowa City area, including Mann, Weber, Twain, Lucas, Mercer Park, and more! In order to ensure we can serve as many girls as possible, we need volunteer coaches of any gender identity to join us in our mission! You'll be provided with everything you need to transform the lives of girls during a critical stage in their adolescence. 94% of coaches said they felt like girls became more confident after participating in Girls on the Run. Learn more and apply to coach today: (This would be a volunteer, not for credit, opportunity as the position is currently written. For-credit opportunities also exist with the organization, usually posted in the spring.) 

Year-round internships: Diamond Dreams, provides elite sports instruction to youth athletes seeking to move to the next level. They are located in a new facility designed and built specific to their needs in North Liberty, IA. This is an excellent opportunity for a wide range of future professions including communications, events, coaching, analytics, etc. All the details, including how to apply are here

Year-round internships: The Pro-Fit Gym is continuing their internship program.  They have invested a lot of money this past year in gym equipment and expansion ($80K+). Additionally, they have invested over $10k in sports technology which helps them gather data and make informed training decisions.  Pro-Fit interns will be learning a great deal, being on the cutting edge of data analytics while gaining great experience. There are three types of internship positions available: Performance Data Analyst, Public Relations, Fitness Coach. Click on each to learn more. Contact Aaron ( for all inquiries and to apply. 

Internships: Iowa / USA Wrestling is seeking an intern to report to the Social Media Director. This position could be remote but intern should have some wrestling knowledge and be willing to learn more about the sport while developing engaging content. Could also have work with Female Elite Wrestling (FEW), as well. Reach out to Charlotte Bailey with resume and letter of interest. 

Internships: Colorado Springs Sports Corporation has Event Management Internships available. Applications will close as soon as suitable candidates are identified. The Sports Corp is a 501(c)3 non-profit professional event management company based in Colorado Springs, CO. Their annual events attract more than 250,000 people, utilize more than 1,900 volunteers and engage 15,000 competitors. For more on Sports Corp, click here.  You can also apply via Handshake or direct all questions and applications directly to Aubrey McCoy, Director of Operations and Marketing. 


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

General Career, Employment, and Internship Sites

Independent Frontier Baseball League

Iowa Parks & Recreation - Internship Listing

Recreation-Related Employment and Internship Sites

Sport-Related Employment and Internship Sites

State and Regional Recreation and Park Societies and Associations

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