Student Internship Profiles

UCCS Sport Management students complete at least two separate internships, typically one in each of their junior and senior years.  Every Sport Management internship provides a minimum of 150-200 on-site contact hours, and depending on the organization and student's interest, a variety of hands-on experiences in Event Management, Operations, Marketing & Sponsorship, Media Relations, Sales and Program Management. 

Some internship experience examples include:

·      Assisting with management of grass roots promotions (speaking engagements, sporting events, community festivals, trade shows)

·      Assisting with development and implementation of community partnerships

·      Assisting with all duties associated with the marketing, promotion and game day operations

·      Distributing sports marketing promotional materials

·      Assisting in the solicitation of season ticket holders

·      Assisting in the development and implementation of business plans for each sport

·      Researching salaries and statistics by position or background on prospective clients

·      Identifying and soliciting marketing opportunities for athletes

·      Researching potential companies in select markets

·      Drafting bios on college athletes or compiling list of specific media by special interest

·      Assisting with organization of camps

·      Researching and compiling presentations for potential sponsors and donors

·      Learning NCAA rules compliance and interpretations, National Letter of Intent program, Medical Hardships

·      Assisting with tournament advertising and marketing

·      Recruiting vendors and ensuring compliance with current sponsorships

·      Recruiting and communicating with participating teams

·      Assisting with event volunteers, providing direction and duties

 

All Sport Management internships are completed under the direction and guidance of the Sport Management Internship Coordinator and senior managers within our partner organizations. All internships are reviewed and must be approved for content and time commitment.