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. 

*Job Alert* There are currently several FT positions open with the Iowa Wolves (G-League Affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves, located in Des Moines, IA). Follow this link to position postings for a range of roles from VP of Marketing and Business Development, Account Execturive in Ticket Sales, Partnership Activation Coordinator and Ticketing Operations Manager.

Paid Fall 2021 Internship: Event Management working with University of Iowa Athletics through Contemporary Services Corporation. With the announcement of a full stadium and alcohol sales in Kinnick, CSC Iowa City is looking for interns to help with the 2021 Hawkeye Football season. Throughout this position the interns will have a first hand look at the 'behind the scenes' operations, help with logistical aspects for prepping for the season, get to manage staff (increasing their leadership and management experience), and the possibility to run Winter events like Women's basketball. Full details are available here. Application deadline is July 2nd. 

The ProFit Gym has some great summer opportunities!  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 (Aaron@theprofitgym.com) for all inquiries and to apply. 

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. Reach out to Anna Jensen if interested so she can put you in touch with the right people. 

Red Zone Football Academy, located in North Liberty, IA, is seeking a League Operations Intern for Fall 2021 (August 15 - December 1). The position comes with a stipend and qualifies for field experience credit.  Follow this link to get information on how to apply. 

The NAIA has recently opened their Eligiblity Center Seasonal Positions for 2021-2022. These are paid positions with varying start/end dates form May through February, located in Kansas City, MO. There are positions in Foundations, as Eligiblity Representatives, Customer Relations Represetnatives and International Eligibility Representatives. You can read more about the responsibilities of each of these roles and apply HERE

The City of Ely is seeking a Recreation Intern for Fall 2021. This link will take you to a full job description and the application portal. This is a paid position. 

Another option with the City of Des Moines is their Park an Recreation Associate position. This position works with our athletics team mainly, assisting patrons, assisting staff with the facilitation of scheduled programs and events including set-ups, tear downs, monitoring patron activity and general maintenance duties. This position is also paid but would need an additional project for to register for credit.  Rolling application window.  

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.

The City of Waukee, IA (a Des Moines suburb) is seeking Summer 2021 interns. Check out this one page listing of all positions at-a-glance. Our contact with the department oversees both parks and the golf course and indicates they are seeking candidates for both intern and non-intern roles. For more detailed position descriptions and to apply, click HERE.

The City of Mason City, IA is seeking a Recreation Intern for summer 2021. The Intern will provide overall assistance to the recreation staff regarding the planning, coordinating, and administering of the recreation programs. This will include childcare programs, aquatic center, youth sports, and adult sports. This internship is not a permanent position and will run from May 2021 to August 2021. Starting wage is $290/week. Learn more or view a full job description HERE

The Zach Johnson Foundation's Kids on Course AmeriCorps program is seeking a summer 2021 Learning Specialists and Academic Support Specalists. These are paid experiences based in the Cedar Rapids area.  You can learn more and apply via Handshake HERE. This will require a login with your HawkID. If you have any questions related to Handshake, please connect with the Pomerantz Career Center. 

Prospect Meadows Sports Complex, located in Marion, IA, is seeking Event Management and Facility Operations interns for Summer 2021. Some positions could start as early as March. All information including application details are HERE

Coe College is hiring several full time positions that could be of interest to our graduates including Events Manager, Assistant FB Coach (offensive skill), Director of Cheer and Dance and Director/Head Coach of E-Sports. Check out the listings and application process HERE.

Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County (NCJC) are hiring for multiple positions, all paid. Some will require additional projects to qualify for field experience credit. All would be great experiences for your resume and relevant for future positions, particularly for parks, recreation, coaching or athletic administration. 

Intern in Alaska in Parks and Recreation! Bristol Bay Borough has internships year-round and is currently accepting applications for Summer 2021. This is a paid internship and they even provide for your transportation and to/from Bristol Bay. What an adventure for the outdoor park enthusiast! Brian Froelich (BS '18) spent 4 months in Bristol Bay immediately following graduation and would be happy to field any questions you might have related to the position. 

Iowa City Boys Baseball is seeking a Clubhouse Manager for the 2021 season. Key responsibilities include being the single point of contact for our coaches, parents, board members and umpires and overseeing the day to day operations during games. This role reports to the Iowa City Boys Baseball Board of Directors. You can find more information and details about the position here: informational flyer and apply directly with resume and cover letter to Scott Thoma

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. 

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

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.


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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