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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Columbus Blue Jackets are hiring a FT Ticket Operations Coordinator. This is not an internship. 

NFL Films has announced acceptance for Spring 2019 Internships. These would be well suited for students double-majoring in communications/broadcasting. Applications due October 12, 2018.

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

Iowa Wolves are hiring for gameday, part-time and office positions running October - April. Positions are paid and include parking and apparel. Available positions include Fan Host, Hype Pack, Game Presentation Assistant, (all with multiple openings) and Graphic Design/Animation Assistant. Job descriptions and details on how to apply can be found here. Application deadline is September 27, 2018. 

Students have had great experiences at several Northwoods League Teams over the years! Check out these teams' listings below: 

  • Green Bay Bullfrogs (one of the four teams owned by Big Top Baseball) have internships in marketing, event management, hospitality, video webcast & graphics, ticketing & sales, clubhouse & turf management. All interns receive a travel and housing stipend. 

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

The Principal Charity Classic is seeking interns for both tournament administration and operations. Click on either link to learn more. Application deadline is November 2, 2018. 

Tempe Diablo Stadium, home to the Arizona Cactus League and Angel Baseball spring training facility is accepting applications for their 2019 Internship, which aligns with the spring semester. Duties include stadium management, customer service, special events (Spring Training) and staffing. This is a paid internship. Application deadline is September 28. Click here for details.   

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. 

Cedar Rapids Titans are hiring a FT Director of Ticket Operations. Additionally, watch for announcements regarding internships in all areas of the business coming soon! 

RedZone Football Academy has a Fall 2018 Internship available. Apply immediately! Details at this link

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. 

Iowa Athletics is accepting applications for a Ticket Event Representative. Must be available to work over winter and spring breaks. Begins Fall '18. This is a ticket operations & customer service position. Email resume to or apply via Hire-a-Hawk system. (Would require additional project to qualify for SRM Field Experience Credit)

Marketing Intern with Catch Des Moines  Position works directly with staff on projects for governing bodies such as the NAIA, USA Raquestball, AAU, USA Track & Field + more! 15-20 hours/week.

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.

Colorado Spring Sports Corp is offering a summer Communications/Sports Marketing Internship. Primary focus will include work on the Rocky Mountain State Games, an event lasting two weeks that attracts more than 10,000 athletes competing in more than 35 different sports. All details about the internship are HERE.

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. 

Coralville Parks and Recreation - Before/After School Program positions - not all qualify for credit. 

Kansas City Sports Commission -  Opportunities for internships year round are available. Deadline for Spring is 10/31; Summer is 3/31; Fall is 6/30. Click here for internship information.

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

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

Additional Internship and Job Sites