For those people wanting a career in sports, internships can be a huge stepping stone not in only getting your foot in the door, but in building important relationships for your network.
After all, as I have said a thousand times in my blogs, it is not always what you know, but who you know.
While this may not be what you want to hear, it is what it is and that’s the way it is in today’s world and this holds true for any business not just sports.
If you are currently studying Sports Management and working your way towards a degree, now is the time to apply for every internship that you can and start building that network.
An internship with a reputable company where you have the opportunity to make a big impression which could have a permanent job waiting for you once you graduate.
An internship can give you a real time, hands on experience to further develop your Sports Management skills and learn from experienced mentors.
There are many places on the internet where you can find internship opportunities but that can take a lot of time and research on your part so I have put together a list along with links to make it easier for you.
Below I have listed the top sites for your Sports Management internship search.
Internship.com allows you to search by:
- Employer Type
- Compensation Type
- Full Or Part Time
At the time of this posting there were 7080 internship opportunities on Internship.com.
JOBS IN SPORTS.COM
While this site is a paid site and you have to subscribe in order to apply for any of the jobs or internships posted, it is a very popular site with employers.
Sports employers have indicated that they are far more likely to hire Jobs In Sports members because they feel that you are a serious, proactive candidate willing to invest in your future within the sports industry.
In addition, they offer a free preview so that you can look over the site and some of the jobs offered before you pay for a subscription, although you will be unable to apply without one.
JobsinSports.com allows you to search by:
At the time of this posting there were 891 internship opportunities on JobsinSports.com.
WORK IN SPORTS.COM
While this site is also a paid site and you have to subscribe in order to apply for any of the jobs or internships posted, WorkInSports.com has been in business for nearly twelve years and worked with thousands of employers and candidates establishing their reputation as the most current and comprehensive job board in the sports industry.
They also offer a free preview so that you can look over the site and some of the jobs offered before you pay for a subscription, although once again, you will be unable to apply without one.
WorkInSports.com allows you to search by:
- Job Category
At the time of this posting there were 632 internship opportunities on WorkInSports.com.
TEAM WORK ONLINE.COM
TeamWorkOnline.com has the most advanced and integrated suite of recruiting tools and industry networks to help applicants find the internships and to help employers find the right candidates.
With TeamWorkOnline.com you can apply for internships free with any of their clients and have your application be reviewed by the employer.
Another nice feature is their listings of sports opportunities and by clicking “Full Description” it will take you to the employer’s actual website listing.
TeamWorkOnline.com allows you to search by:
- Job Title
- Team Name
- Job Categories
At the time of this posting there were 429 internship opportunities on TeamWorkOnline.com.
Internmatch.com is free for college and graduate students and while it may not be as high tech as some of the other sites, it seems to have everything you need including tips and resources to assist you with your intern search.
They have tips on resumes, cover letters and reference letters along with guides to help you find the perfect internship.
Internmatch.com allows you to search by:
Since all listings are individual by city, I can’t tell you how many actual internship opportunities that was on Internmatch.com at the time of this posting.
So take a look through these sites, check them out and most importantly, apply for as many internships as possible to increase your odds of finding the perfect internship for you.