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

Cooperstown Dreams ParkAmbassador

Milford, NY

It is the mission of the Ambassador Program to offer individuals the opportunity for employment at Cooperstown Dreams Park through the four levels of this program: credited internship, non-credited internship, Steward of the Game and residential employee. Each level will offer the participant an opportunity to be a member of the Cooperstown Dreams Park team, gain diverse work experience, and give back to youth and the game of baseball. Program Highlights Diverse Work Experience College Credit Available Weekly Compensation Room and Board Laundry Service Wireless Internet All Ambassadors are given the opportunity to concentrate in their area of interest, while at the same time developing an appreciation for how all departments work together to deliver the best possible experience for our guests. Positions in the following departments are available: • Attendants/Security/Transportation • Baseball Operations • Concessions • Data Entry • Facilities Maintenance (Fields, Grounds, Mechanic Shop, Irrigation, General & Village) • Human Resources • Kitchen • Laundry • Network and Media Solutions • Photography • Retail Center • Storehouse (Food & General) Typical Work Week: A typical work week at Cooperstown Dreams Park is at least 60 hours over a six-day period; with one day off per week (the day off is dependent on the department and events). Due to the nature of our business, no vacation time will be granted the first two weeks and last two weeks of the season. Vacation time will be approved on an individual basis but should be listed on your application at time of hire. Uniform: Cooperstown Dreams Park uniform for the summer consists of khaki (tan) or navy-blue pants, appropriate shorts or skirt, and a uniform shirt. Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. Footwear should be comfortable, clean, in good repair, closed toed and for safety purposes not more than three inches in height. Clothing must be clean, neat, pressed, non-tattered and the appropriate size. Uniform Shirts must be tucked in. Cooperstown Dreams Park will provide the uniform shirt, but you will be responsible for all other articles of clothing. Program Benefits Room and Board: Cooperstown Dreams Park is a camp environment, and your assigned clubhouse living arrangements will include a single bunk bed, footlocker for storage, 3 tier storage tote, and a hanging clothes rack. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered to all program participants. Laundry Service: Cooperstown Dreams Park provides free laundry service to all Ambassadors during its operational season and there are laundry services available in Cooperstown. Wireless Internet: Wireless internet is available on site but may be limited for use. Program Bonus: Bonuses are discretionary upon the following stipulations. If he or she maintains good employment reviews and stays at least through his or her last day (as agreed on between the Ambassador and Human Resources at the time the employment arrangement commences). The amount of the bonus will vary, and is influenced by several factors, including length of service time, performance evaluation, condition of living facility upon leaving and attitude. Bonuses are discretionary. What to Bring: When packing for your stay at Cooperstown Dreams Park, pack the items you would bring with you to college; such as bedding (pillows, blankets, sleeping bags and twin sheets), shower needs (toiletries, towels, shower shoes, etc.), uniform clothing (tan or navy pants, appropriate length shorts or skirts, two pairs of comfortable sneakers and work boots if needed), durable rain gear, computer (if needed), means of transportation if available, any items to keep you occupied during non-work hours (board games, card games, books, etc.), two extended neck locks and a fan. Keep in mind that temperatures can be extremely hot and quite cool; especially during the first week and last week, when nighttime lows can dip into the 40s. How to Apply: All applications for the Ambassador Program are due no later than March 30, 2018. For more information or application please contact: Cooperstown Dreams Park Human Resources 4550 State Highway 28 Milford, NY 13807 (607) 547-4061 jobs@cooperstowndreamspark.com www.cooperstowndreamspark.com We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

Contact Name: Dana Conte

Email: jobs@cooperstowndreamspark.com

Address:
4550 State Highway 28 Milford, NY 13807 United States

Current Internship

Mount Snow AcademyAlpenglow Internship Program

West Dover, VT

Paid Internship Alpenglow Internship Program Mount Snow Academy seeks energetic college graduates to participate in our Alpenglow Internship Program teaching and/or coaching kids aged 12-18. This is an exciting opportunity for recent graduates to spend the winter skiing or riding while gaining experience in a vibrant, competitive, and focused environment. The program runs from November 1, 2018 through March 30, 2019. There are openings in all academic disciplines, and interns may also coach alpine ski racing, freeskiing or snowboarding. Interns will teach and/or coach, and participate in the residential program. Mount Snow Academy is a winter sports academy in southern Vermont. All of our classes are taught one-on-one and we maintain a high academic standard while fostering each student’s unique athletic calling. Our students compete at the local, state, regional and national levels, and developments in the facility have improved our program and spurred recent growth. Our new campus has allowed us to house the residential, academic and athletic programs under one roof. We are on the map and growing by leaps and bounds. Alpenglow Interns are an integral part of this growth.

To Apply

Contact Name: Amanda DeMaria

Email: ademaria@mountsnowacademy.org

Address:
248 Route 100 West Dover, VT 05356 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 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