Internship & Career Opportunities

Sports Admins students enjoying a day at their internship.

The culmination of the B.S. in Sport Management is the internship experience. The internship is designed to and has often served as the catapult to that first job in the industry. Students within the program are encouraged to step outside of their comfort level and work with the program coordinator to secure an exciting and challenging internship within their dream industry.

Examples of past internship sites include:

  • College Athletic Departments – Georgia State University, United States Military Academy, Siena College, University of Notre Dame, Dartmouth College, Middlebury College, Herkimer Community College, SUNY New Paltz, Castleton University, Green Mountain College
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Conferences – NEAC, NAC
  • Athletic Facilities – Spartan Arena
  • Minor League Professional Organizations/Collegiate Baseball Leagues – Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs, Reading Fightin' Phils, ADK Phantoms (now the Thunder), Vermont Lake Monsters, Glens Falls Golden Eagles (now the Dragons)
  • Professional Race Events – The Endurance Society, Spartan Races, PEAK Races
  • High School Athletic Departments – Mill River Union, Black River, U32, Milton, South Burlington, Bellows Falls Union
  • Fitness Centers/Health Clubs – The Gymnasium, Vermont Sport and Fitness
  • Recreation Departments – Rutland Recreation, Fair Haven Recreation, Killington Recreation
  • Other Great Opportunities – Killington Mountain School, Proctor Pittsford CC, Stockbridge Golf Course, The Great Escape, Marketing & Fundraising for an Olympic-hopeful athlete, Blue Line Club (hockey booster club)

Career Opportunities/Teamwork Online

A Commitment to Excellence

In the competitive landscape that is the sport-related industry, it is more important than ever that all students in the Sport Management Program commit themselves completely to a lifestyle of excellence and A-level effort. 

A Commitment to Building a Network

It is also important that each student commit to developing a solid network of industry professionals along their journey through the program. This network begins with the service learning they take on in the introductory course, continues through the seminar course and professional development points-earned, and culminates with the internship experience. The majority of all first job placements from the program come from the students’ personally developed professional networks. Additionally, students are encouraged to develop strong profiles on LinkedIn and to take advantage of Castleton’s membership with TeamWork Online. Please contact the program coordinator for more information about LinkedIn and/or TeamWork Online.

The B.S. in Sport Management at Castleton is organized to develop well-rounded and well-prepared students that will represent themselves and Castleton in various levels and in various areas of the sport industry. We believe that our program will allow students to develop the necessary skill sets and abilities to thrive in either the sport-related job market or at graduate school.

Graduates of the Sport Management Program often pursue careers within the following industries:

  • Professional sport
  • Intercollegiate athletics
  • Interscholastic athletics
  • Voluntary athletic associations such as the National Collegiate Athletic Associations (NCAA) and high school athletic associations
  • Promotions & marketing
  • Health & fitness center management
  • Athletic facility management
  • Athletic event management
  • Sporting goods retail operations
  • Recreational sport
Current Internship

ADK ThunderGame Operations Intern

Glens Falls, NY

Assisting the Director, Game Operations before and during all Thunder home games in presenting and executing a high level, high energy game experience that is memorable for fans Following game scripts accordingly. Must be responsible, professional, and punctual Supporting the execution of the game presentation, including selling programs, yearbooks, etc., and assisting with in-game promotions such as Chuck-A-Puck, raffle programs, and more Participating in on-ice entertainment and media break activities such as t-shirt tosses

To Apply

Contact Name: Alyssa Aufiero

Email: aaufiero@glensfallscc.com

Address:
1 Civic Center Plaza Glens Falls, New York 12801 United States

Full-time Job

Advanced Answering CenterCustomer Service Telephone Operator

Mendon, VT

Would you thrive in a fast-paced, team environment where you can make a difference in the lives of others every day? Would you like variety in your work responsibilities and a chance to learn new skills? Would non-traditional work hours work well with your school or family schedule? If yes, the Advanced Answering Center team may be the right fit for you! We are currently seeking to fill multiple positions on all shifts. We do require weekend and shared holiday availability. Job Description: Customer Service Telephone Operator/Dispatcher: First point of contact processing incoming calls for clients of Advanced Answering Center. The importance of these calls range from emergency situations to routine business matters. This is a moderate to high stress position. Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Answers phone calls, take messages and/or provides information to callers and clients by following written instructions. • Relays messages to clients of Advanced Answering Center in a professional manner • Supports company goals in your actions and words • Works with other employees in a team environment under the direction of the Shift Leader • Adheres to the operational policies and procedures as outlined by the organization • Ensures and maintains confidentiality • Represents Advanced Answering Center in a manner that conveys professionalism, confidentiality, courtesy, fairness, personal integrity, and respect for others Minimum Requirements: • High school diploma or equivalent required and must be 18 years of age • Customer Service experience preferred but willing to train the right candidate. (Some work environments transition well to this position. If you have worked previously in retail sales, restaurant or hotel work, this may be a good fit for you) • Must be able to type at least 45 wpm (www.typingtest.com) • Strong Reading comprehension – ability to listen and assimilate new information rapidly while following written client and company protocols • Strong spelling • Speaks in a confident tone with good diction and clear enunciation • Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment Physical Requirements: • Must be able to sit for an extended period of time, wear a headset and type while processing calls • Must be able to remain calm under pressure and remain professionally polite in all situations

Customer Service Telephone Operator

To Apply

Contact Name: Amy Downey

Email: amy.downey@cvc-aac.com

Address:
1697 US Route 4E Rutland, VT 05701 United States

Current Internship

myActions, LLCCommunity Service Campus Intern

Castleton University

Two to four hours per week including one office hour. Activate & grow your network to recruit and partner with campus leaders on initiatives. Demonstrate & share positive behaviors. Motivate students online and on campus. Integrate with at least two campus events.

To Apply

To Apply

Contact Name: myActions, LLC

Address:
1776 Mentor Ave
Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH 45212

Current Internship

Vermont Adaptive Ski & SportsInstructor~Facilitator~Administrative

Pico Mountain, VT. - Bolton Valley Resort, VT. - Sugarbush Resort, VT.

The intern will facilitate and teach different types of adaptive activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing during the winter . Aside from teaching, the intern will also have the opportunity to be involved with program implementation (planning, supervision, volunteer management, training and scheduling) and seasonal operations (coordination and daily operations, special events and fundraisers). The intern will also be included in staff functions including meetings regarding risk management, equipment, and safety procedures. The Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports internship is designed to provide learning and hands-on experiences to individuals interested in Adaptive Sports, Therapeutic Recreation and Adventure Recreation to gain knowledge and professional experience in these growing fields. While no specific amount of knowledge, skills, or abilities are required, we do ask for individuals to be ready and open to learn!

To Apply

Contact Name: Maggie Burke

Email: managingdirector@vermontadaptive.org

Address:
P.O. Box 139 Killington, Vermont 05751 United States

Current Internship

Vermont Country StoreDifferent Internships Available

Vermont

We are a 69 year-old, family-owned business looking for exceptional students to complement their education with hands-on experience to a broad range of occupations. The Vermont Country Store’s 10-week internship program is designed for interns to learn on the job and take those meaningful skills to future employment. On-the-job training is coupled with learning how we service and take part in our community, an extraordinary quality that many companies value. Internships available in creative services, finance, marketing and E commerce, community and philanthropy, human resources, product development and supply and operations and retail.

To Apply

To Apply

Contact Name: Chrispin White

Email: chrispin.white@castleton.edu