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.

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Tempe Diablo Stadium is hiring for their Spring 2021 Intern and if coronavirus adjustments have taught us anything, it is that coursework can be done from anywhere so why not Arizona?! "This very hands on experience has not only benefited the student intern, but also the Stadium Complex with new and innovated ideas.  Many of the students have gone on to work at other stadiums, event marketing and planning, as well as collegiate athletic departments." -Jerry Hall, Stadium Manager

Fall 2020: Two internships as reporting to the Assistant Recreation Director with emphasis on social media and community engagement in Tiffin, IA (Coralville/Iowa City adjacent). Individuals to assist with designing, equipping, and supporting a variety of programs in adult, youth and senior recreational activities. Full information here. 

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 - October 15; Summer - February 15; Fall - July 15.

#RecHawks Here is another opportunity to gain some parks/recreation experience! The City of Marion (NE suburb of Cedar Rapids) is seeking an intern to gain experience across the spectrum of P/R work, reporting to the Aquatics Coordinator, Recreation Supervisor and Parks Operation Supervisor. This is a paid position and a great way to earn your required credit. 

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 Fall 2020. 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 2020 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

City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Internship applications are being accepted. Each internship with the City of Des Moines will include exposure to multiple areas of the Park and Recreation Department.  Areas of focus can vary depending upon interest, but will include: Athletics, Aquatics and Special Events. This is a paid, full-time position. 

FULL TIME POSITIONS with the LPGA are currently open! There are a some entry level and some seeking 3+ years experience so something for recent graduates and more seasoned alumni, too! Follow this link for all the details or to join their waitlist to be the first to learn about new opportunities! 

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. 

Never Too Late Basketball provides training, instruction and coaching for adult participants in groups, camps and one-on-one settings. This remote internship provides students interested in communications, graphic design, social media and marketing an opportunity to grow and expand with the company. Learn more about the internship and how to apply here.  

The Pro-Fit Gym, located in the Iowa River Landing, offers internships in Public Relations, Data Analytics and Coaching. These are great positions for students interested in communications, events, coaching, graphic design, analytics and more. Positions available each semester. 

Diamond Dreams, provides elite sports instruction to youth athletes seeking to move to the next level. Currently headquartered in the Iowa River Landing area of Coralville, they will soon be relocating into the new Iowa Arena, powered by Xtreme Media. This is an excellent opportunity for a wide range of future professions including communications, events, coaching, analytics, etc. Internship is paid. All the details, including how to apply are here

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. Some positions may qualify for field experience credit but require an additional project above posted job responsibilities. 

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.

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 expectations 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

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