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.

It is important to remember that semester hour credit is not automatically granted for experiential learning. You must register for SRM:4197:0006 (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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Diamond Dreams (Coralville, IA) has an opening for students looking to hone customer service, event operations and marketing skills in a youth sport development atmosphere. Paid with opportunity for long term advancement for the right applicant. Details HERE with application due by March 9, 2018. 

Bismarck Larks , the 2017 Northwoods League Team of the Year, has opportunities for you to join their team this summer! The internships run from May 14 - August 17, depending on playoffs. Areas available for interested students include Culinary, Ballpark Operations, Merchandise, Marketing and Promotions, Ticket Sales, Video/Media Production, Clubhouse Operations, Human Resources/Accounting and more. Internships can be tailored to fit student's interest and needs. All applications must be submitted via the individual links HERE but UISRM faculty have close connections here and can be a big help if you're seeking one of these spots. Please talk with Packy or Anna if you are applying! 

Colorado Spring Sports Corp is offering a summer Communications/Sports Marketing Internship. Primary focus will include work on teh 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.

Iowa City Parks and Recreation has positions open for their Special Events Internship due March 15, 2018. 

Think Iowa City, the marketing arm of the Iowa City/Coralville Convention & Visitors Bureau (ICCCVB) is seeking several special event interns including event operations for FRYFest & RAGBRAI, social media/grassroots marketing and event programming. Dates begin in April or May and run through September. All the details can be found HERE. (Application period extended.)

Waukegan (IL) Park District has hosted several UISRM interns over the last two years with great success and would welcome another student for the summer of 2018! 

Coralville Parks and Recreation provides students an opportunity to work in at least four of the following areas during your experience: Aquatics, Youth and Adult Sports, Summer Camps and School Programs, Facility Management and Administration. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to work on special events or a special project. Learn more at these two links: Internship and Practicum Descriptions  Application Procedure

Des Moines Parks and Recreation has internships in Athletics, Aquatics, and Special Events. Successful candidate must be working toward a bachelor’s or graduate degree and be receiving credit for their experience, with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. All applications will be considered; however, preference will be given to current students of Parks & Recreation, Sports Management or a related field. Candidate must have an interest in parks and recreation in general and a willingness to learn the broader scope of services provided by city programs. For information regarding positions and application process, click here. Application deadline is March 23, 2018.

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 Barnstormers are still seeking interns in Marketing & Promotions for the upcoming season. Under the guidance of the Marketing Coordinator, Marketing and Promotions Interns will focus on implementing a variety of marketing campaigns and executing all Barnstormers game days. Marketing Interns will also assist with the implementation of theme nights and community involvement. 

Quad City River Bandits are seeking a Box Office Assistant. Position begins in March and open to recent graduates or students in their final semester. Applications accepted until filled. 

Iowa Athletics, Event Management - Students interested in working for Iowa Athletics Event Management for the 2018-19 academic year should review the position description and application process, due February 16, 2018. Student interns will assist in hosting the 2018 ITA Women’s Tennis Midwest Regional, the 2019 B1G Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, the 2019 B1G Men’s Gymnastics Championships and the 2019 B1G M/W Outdoor Track and Field Championships in addition to our 220+ regular season home events. Event Management Intern Description   Event Management Internship Application Process   DUE 2/16/18.

Principle Charity Classic, held June 5 - 8, 2018 at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines, IA is seeking interns for both Tournament Operations and Tournament Administration. These PAID internships are an excellent opportunity for students who are serious about pursuing a career in sports. Interns will be asked to take ownership of key projects and will gain strong professional experience. Application deadline has been extended until candidates are identified. Apply now!

Des Moines Menace, Des Moines' professional and youth soccer development team, is taking applications for their Summer 2018 internships available in many areas including: Broadcasting, Merchandising, Marketing & PR, Operations, Game Day Marketing/Ops, Photography and the Menace Foundation. Deadline to apply is March 15. 

North Liberty Parks & Recreation - North Liberty is accepting applications for their paid summer internship in Aquatics and Youth Programs. Apply by March 30, 2018.

Iowa Games Marketing Gold Team - Iowa Games is seeking individuals who are enthusiastic about sports and marketing with an opprotunity to serve as members of a grassroots marketing team. Paid stipend upon completion. April - July. Apply by February 18th, but the sooner the better! Positions will fill quickly.  

Omaha Storm Chasers are accepting applications for their Summer 2018 Gameday Interns through Dec 31st. Follow the link to the left for details and click here to read more about Alex Martin's (UISRM '16 alum) summer as an intern with the Storm Chasers! 

Bristol Bay Borough (Alaska) is seeking a Summer Parks and Recreation Intern. Transportion to/from Bristol Bay, AK and housing while in Alaska are covered.  This FT internship pays $15.50/hr. 

Coralville Parks and Recreation - Before/After School Program

Fort Dodge Parks and Recreation - Summer 2018 Internship, apply by April 1st. 

Iowa Speedway, Newton, IA has internships in both Marketing and Ticketing for the 2018 race season. Click on links to the left to learn more about each and how to apply. 

MLB listing of full time positions and internships currently open. 

Cincinnati Reds have announced Ticket Office & Game Day Internships for Spring/Summer 2018.

Lakeshore Chinooks, Northwoods League based in Grafton, WI, have posted positions for Winter/Spring and Summer Internships. They include Ticket Sales, Accounting, Communication & Journalism, Graphic Design, Concessions and Hospitality, Marketing & Operations, Photography, and Webcast. 

Sport Services Intern with Catch Des Moines for spring/summer 2018. 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. 

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.

Summer 2018 Positions around the Northwoods League teams including: Kalamazoo Growlers, Green Bay Bullfrogs, Bismarck Larks, Eau Claire Express & more!

Willmar Stingers - Northwoods League - Summer 2018 paid internships in all area of operation, broadcast & video production. 

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. 

Rochester Honkers - Northwoods League Baseball in Rochester, MN has internships available year round. Applications now open for 2018. Follow the link to all internship descriptions and application deadlines.

Big Island Farms, Hawaii, positions in Outdoor Recreation. 

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

KemperLesnik, Chicago, IL, is seeking students interested in the sports marketing and events industries, who are looking to earn class credit in exchange for internship hours and experience. Details here

Midwest Sports Productions, Shawnee, KS, is seeking students interested in sports event management internships. Details 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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