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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Morton Grove Park District (northern suburb of Chicago) is seeking summer help for a variety of recreation positions. As posted, these do not qualify for field experience credit. If additional projects and responsibilities are able to be added, they could potentially qualify. These would be great opportunities to add recreation-related job experience to your resume, however. 

Teamwork Consulting, the folks who bring you Teamwork Online, is hiring into a flexible, paid internship for 3, 6 or 12 month period! This is a phenomenal opportunity to flex your skills while developing new industry connections! 

The Western & Southern Open internships offer a rare opportunity to play a big part in a world premier professional men's and women's tennis tournament. Internship dates are mid-July - August 18th in Mason, OH, , just outside of Cincinnati. These internships could be paired with other guided field experiences like San Diego or the Iowa Wild. Check out all the details here and apply today! 

The Oakland Athletics are accepting applications for their Membership Services Intern. You should apply via their posting on Teamwork Online. The position runs May through August with some flexibility and is a paid position. Let us know if you apply so we can follow up with personal contacts directly. 

Cadence Sports, a full-service event management firm based out of Austin, TX, specializes in planning and execution of single and multi-day endurance events. They offer 1-2 internships in summer (apply by March 29th) and fall (apply by June 14th). Responsibilities and opportunities to expand skills include Event Management and Sales/Marketing. Read more here

Interested in learning / demonstrating team operations and management skills? The University of Iowa Field Hockey Team is seeking a Student Manager. Apply through the Hire-A-Hawk system. 

The student who completes the 2019 Hoover Presidential Foundation Internship will get exposure planning and marketing the Hoover-Ball National Championship sporting event, in addition to Youth Hoover-Ball, apparel design, work with sponsors, create radio messages, shoot video, write stories and press releases… all kinds of communications activities. It’s a great way to explore and test the waters in many roles. The 12 week summer internship pays $3,900 and is local to Iowa City. Learn from an accredited communications specialist with 30 years experience, who makes sure students are engaged and managing programs, and not running errands. 

Lakeshore Chinooks (Northwoods League) is accepting resumes and interviewing students for summer internships. They had this to say about working with UISRM students, "We have had many of your students in the past and would love to work with your students again. We feel our internship truly offers real world sports business/management experience and assign the interns meaningful duties and responsibilities. Following their internships, our hope each year is to hire on former interns into full time roles with our front office. Right now 7 out of 10 front office staff members were once interns with the hope to grow that number." Internships are available in Accounting, Communication and Journalism, Community Relations (new in 2019!), Concessions and Hospitality, Graphic Design, Marketing and Operations, Media and Video Production, Photography, Social Media (new in 2019!) and Ticket Sales. There is truly something for everyone this summer with the Chinooks! 

The ProFit Gym, located in the Iowa River Landing, is for the first time ever, offering internships in Public Relations, Data Analytics and Coaching. Positions available each semester. 

Perfect Game USA , based in Cedar Rapids, IA, has internship opportunities local and also around the country in several roles related to baseball. They include: Social Media, Scout/Field Management, Baseball Journalism, Tournament Management, Event Staffing, Scouting, and Merchandise/Purchasing. Apply immediately for one opportunity still available for the merchandising opportunity still available for spring semester in Cedar Rapids. Click here to learn more about each position. 

The Georgia State Games have internships available year-round and are now accepting applications for summer. If you have participated in the Iowa Games guided practicum course, you may find this particularly interesting. This organization would also be particularly well-suited for students pursuing work in event management. You can learn more about various positions, compenstation and see where former interns now work in the sport industry. All details can be found here.  

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 (2/25 - 5/6, 2019) and summer (5/13 - 8/19, 2019) semesters. Apply soon for a fantastic experience with this Des Moines-based event management company! 

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

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."  

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.

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: Summer Communications |  Summer Event Management

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.

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

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.  

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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