Internship – SMGT 499

CG • Section 16WK • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 06/15/2022

Course Description

Placement with a sport organization for a controlled learning experience with the student’s career specialization area. Application procedures processed through the Department of Sport Management.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Many employers utilize the Internship experience as a means of observing and hiring their future employees. By successfully completing an Internship in the sport and position of your choosing you enhance significantly your marketability and appeal as a prospective employee. Professionalism, initiative, reliability, and responsibility will always be in demand. An internship presents the opportunity to establish a reputation with these qualities. Students need to plan ahead financially as well as academically.  While there are various internships that provide a salary or hourly wage, there are also many excellent opportunities that provide no compensation whatsoever. Internships need to be considered on the merits and opportunities of potential learning experiences and career advancement. The skills learned, contacts, and references made should be the prime consideration in the selection of an internship.  For these reasons, financial planning is very important before a student does an internship.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forum(s) (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 100 words.

Quiz: Log Sheet and Journal

The student will document weekly hours on the log sheet and submit an updated log sheet. In addition, the student will describe all duties performed and provide feedback regarding the responsibilities for that week. The student must earn a minimum of 200 hours in order to successfully complete the course.

Quiz: Mid-Term Evaluation

The student will describe his/her interim internship experience on the top section of the evaluation form, and the supervisor will evaluate the intern’s performance on the lower section of the evaluation form.  Both signatures are required needed before submitting the form.

Internship News

The Department of Sport Management will feature student internship information through various publication outlets. The purpose of these student-written paragraphs is to generate awareness for the opportunities available to sport management students.

        In one (1)-paragraph include:

  1. Describe the skills and knowledge you have learned in your college classes and how they related to your internship experiences.
  2. Describe your career goals and aspirations.
  3. Include one photo of you at the physical location (building) or at a significant event (preferably one with the company logo).

Internship Analysis Project

This student will complete an inclusive project discussing various components of the organization including individuals with whom the student worked and duties completed, and updated resume, and a letter of recommendation.  All work must follow the APA formatting guidelines (Times New Roman, 12 font, double spaced, include a title page, level headings and reference page, minimum of ten pages). Do not include an abstract.

Quiz: Final Evaluation

The supervisor will evaluate the intern on the basis of his/her performance over the course of the interim internship.