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

Full-time Job

Camp Chen-A-WandaCamp Counselor

Thompson, PA

The staff experience at Camp Chen-A-Wanda is so much more than just a summer job. It may sound like a total cliche’, but working at camp will literally change your life. Our counselors are given the opportunity to truly understand what it means to be a part of something special. Our camp is structured around thrilling activities and stunning facilities, but what sets us apart is our palpable camp culture and spirit that is embodied in the incredible people whom we hire every year. General Counselors and Specialist Counselors are expected to live in a bunk with three to four other counselors and a set group of campers for the 7-week summer session in addition to a 1-week orientation session prior to the campers’ arrival on June 23rd, 2018. General Counselors spend their days looking after their campers while also taking them to their scheduled activities which encompass a variety of sports, arts, adventure, and waterfront activities. Specialist Counselors have similar responsibilities, with the exception being that for most or all of the daily schedule (approximately 10:00 am until 5:00 pm- lunch and breaks included) they are expected to be at their specialty area (baseball field, arts and crafts building, lake front, etc.) to teach and coach their specialty to a variety of camper groups that will rotate through on a schedule similar to high school classes. All counselors receive a salary to be paid at the end of the summer session, along with room and board for their entire 8-week stay at camp. Travel bonuses are negotiable based on expenses in coming to camp. Internship Description: Camp Chen-A-Wanda provides paid internship opportunities to students in the fields of education, recreational management, sports management, multimedia and many other fields. Our paid interns work with our directors to create and achieve goals based on their academic program's requirements. Meetings are scheduled throughout the summer to allow for feedback, constructive criticism, and evaluation of the progress that a student is making in regards to their goals and requirements. Interns are placed in positions that allow them to obtain valuable hours working in their required field with children and staff members while being given the flexibility to work on required projects in their downtime. Our past interns have used their experiences at Camp Chen-A-Wanda as springboards into their careers as teachers, athletic directors, coaches, recreational managers, and more. Camp Chen-A-Wanda is a sleepaway summer camp for children aged 7-16. Every summer we employ approximately 200 college-aged counselors in a variety of positions including general counselors, sports specialists, lifeguards, arts & cooking specialists, and more. Staff members are hired to live on-site with full room and board at our 180 acre campus in Thompson, Pennsylvania from approximately June 12th through August 11th, 2018. Over 500 campers will be attending camp with us this summer, and we are looking to fill our staff with energetic, positive role models for our campers to emulate.

To Apply

Contact Name: Aaron Tell

Email: jobs@campcaw.com

Address:
355 Camo Road Thompson, PA 18465 United States
Apply via website: https://chenawanda.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App

Current Internship

City InternshipsCI Global Explorer Program | Summer 2018

Multiple Locations

18 Cities. 9 Industries. 3 Programs. The Global Explorer Program's Key Features: 1. An 8-week summer internship with a leading employer in your chosen location and industry. 2. Workshops, seminars, external speakers and networking events. Our weekly group sessions are everything school often isn't; they're dynamic, interactive and give you practical, modern skills, tools and mindsets that are proven to matter to prospective employers. 3. Group activities and travel. On a CI program, you'll be part of a cohort of ambitious, hardworking go-getters brought together in one of the world's great cities; we'll encourage you to have fun and to see, do and experience as much as you can together. On average, CI alumni are hired 3x more quickly and earn 30% more than their peers a year after completing university. What we're looking for: • A good academic track record. You’re ambitious and working hard. • A passion for travel and learning. You want to join a CI program and see the world. • A foundation of hard and soft skills, well-rounded interests and evidence of personal excellence, drive and maturity. Dates & Options: - Summer: 8-week Global Explorer Program or 10-week Global Accelerator Program - Fall, Winter & Spring: 12-week Global Vanguard Program Start your application here: https://goo.gl/PNHAe8

To Apply

Contact Name: Zoe Goldberg

Email: admissions@city-internships.com

Address:
624 Hampton Drive Los Angeles, CA 90291 United States

Full-time Job

Girl Scouts of the Green and White MountainsCamp Director / Outdoor Programs Coordinator

NH/VT

Looking for a fun and adventurous summer job that will help you develop valuable skills? Girl Scout Camp is the place for you! Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is staff for our day and resident (overnight) camps. Positions include; unit leaders and unit assistants at all camps as well as lifeguards, skills leaders (arts, archery, rock climbing, boating), and office managers at our resident camp. For a copy of the specific job description please contact Jazmin Averbuck (javerbuck@girlscoutsgwm.org) https://www.girlscoutsgwm.org/en/camp/our-camps.html https://www.girlscoutsgwm.org/en/our-council/employment.html

To Apply

Contact Name: Karyn Martin

Email: kmartin@girlscoutsgwm.org

Address:
1 Commerce Drive Bedford, NH 03110 United States

Full-time Job

Manchester Parks and Recreation- Town of ManchesterYouth Basketball Ref

Manchester Center, VT

We are currently looking for youth basketball refs. This is located in Manchester, Vermont. This paid, per Diem job, is flexible and can work with students schedule. The ref can work when they are able. We have games week day nights and weekends during the day. No experience of reffing is needed, but knowledge of the basic game of basketball is required.

To Apply

Contact Name: Nicole Dexter

Phone: 802.362.0209

Email: n.dexter@manchester-vt.gov

Address:
VT Manchester Cent 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

Full-time Job

Okemo Mountain ResortLift Operations

Ludlow VT

Okemo Mountain Resort has full-time and part-time seasonal openings for Lift Operators. Join the team who enjoys getting our skiers and riders up the slopes! Responsibilities include assisting the public in loading and unloading a ski lift, including giving instruction when necessary, maintaining snow on ramps and in corals, and working efficiently an orchestrator. Applicants will need to be able to lift 75 pounds (heavy lifting) and shovel snow, load and unload guests on a ski lift, direct guests through lift lines, and maintain snow conditions in lift areas in all weather conditions. Come spend a winter with the Okemo Team and find out why Okemo Mountain Resort has been selected as a Best Places to Work in Vermont for the last four years! At Okemo, we’ve got 2,200 vertical feet of positive outlook and it shows. Culture is what we teach. And service with a smile is the linchpin of our philosophy. Every interaction with our guests-on and off the mountain, at the golf courses, Adventure Zone and at the Evolution Bike Park, is an opportunity to turn a skier, rider, golfer, or recreational enthusiast into a lifelong member of our family. Our employees reflect this attitude by having fun doing what they do best: creating a memorable recreational experience! Okemo has been family owned and operated for over 30 years and is one of the leaders in the North American ski industry. Owners Tim and Diane have a philosophy that places guest service and the overall quality of the recreational experience as their top priority. Tim and Diane Mueller's commitment to providing their guests with a quality resort experience has earned their resorts numerous media accolades, national awards, and a reputation for guest service as well as superior skiing, snowboarding, golfing, and recreation conditions. We are proud to have received the Best Places to Work in Vermont award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and as such, the first ski resort in the State of Vermont to receive this designation. This is a tremendous accomplishment for our staff and our leadership team. We invite you to learn more about employment at Okemo Mountain Resort!

To Apply

Contact Name: Devan McCarty

Email: jobs@okemo.com

Full-time Job

Okemo Mountain ResortSki Instructor

Ludlow VT

Okemo’s Ski & Ride School are is seeking Ski Instructors for the coming 17-18 season. Those who are interested should enjoy working with people of all ages, have a passion for skiing, and strong excellent communication skills. With our instructors the most important key is the ability to interact with our guests to provide a fun learning environment. Previous experience skiing is preferred but not required, and training is provided! Come see why Okemo Mountain Resort has been voted four years in a row a Best Places to Work in Vermont. Apply today! At Okemo, we’ve got 2,200 vertical feet of positive outlook and it shows. Culture is what we teach. And service with a smile is the linchpin of our philosophy. Every interaction with our guests-on and off the mountain, at the golf courses, Adventure Zone and at the Evolution Bike Park, is an opportunity to turn a skier, rider, golfer, or recreational enthusiast into a lifelong member of our family. Our employees reflect this attitude by having fun doing what they do best: creating a memorable recreational experience! Okemo has been family owned and operated for over 30 years and is one of the leaders in the North American ski industry. Owners Tim and Diane have a philosophy that places guest service and the overall quality of the recreational experience as their top priority. Tim and Diane Mueller's commitment to providing their guests with a quality resort experience has earned their resorts numerous media accolades, national awards, and a reputation for guest service as well as superior skiing, snowboarding, golfing, and recreation conditions. We are proud to have received the Best Places to Work in Vermont award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and as such, the first ski resort in the State of Vermont to receive this designation. This is a tremendous accomplishment for our staff and our leadership team. We invite you to learn more about employment at Okemo Mountain Resort!

To Apply

Contact Name: Devan McCarty

Email: jobs@okemo.com

Full-time Job

Okemo Mountain RestortLift Operations

Ludlow VT

Okemo Mountain Resort has full-time and part-time seasonal openings for Lift Operators. Join the team who enjoys getting our skiers and riders up the slopes! Responsibilities include assisting the public in loading and unloading a ski lift, including giving instruction when necessary, maintaining snow on ramps and in corals, and working efficiently an orchestrator. Applicants will need to be able to lift 75 pounds (heavy lifting) and shovel snow, load and unload guests on a ski lift, direct guests through lift lines, and maintain snow conditions in lift areas in all weather conditions. Come spend a winter with the Okemo Team and find out why Okemo Mountain Resort has been selected as a Best Places to Work in Vermont for the last four years! At Okemo, we’ve got 2,200 vertical feet of positive outlook and it shows. Culture is what we teach. And service with a smile is the linchpin of our philosophy. Every interaction with our guests-on and off the mountain, at the golf courses, Adventure Zone and at the Evolution Bike Park, is an opportunity to turn a skier, rider, golfer, or recreational enthusiast into a lifelong member of our family. Our employees reflect this attitude by having fun doing what they do best: creating a memorable recreational experience! Okemo has been family owned and operated for over 30 years and is one of the leaders in the North American ski industry. Owners Tim and Diane have a philosophy that places guest service and the overall quality of the recreational experience as their top priority. Tim and Diane Mueller's commitment to providing their guests with a quality resort experience has earned their resorts numerous media accolades, national awards, and a reputation for guest service as well as superior skiing, snowboarding, golfing, and recreation conditions. We are proud to have received the Best Places to Work in Vermont award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and as such, the first ski resort in the State of Vermont to receive this designation. This is a tremendous accomplishment for our staff and our leadership team. We invite you to learn more about employment at Okemo Mountain Resort!

To Apply

Contact Name: Devan McCarty

Email: jobs@okemo.com

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

Full-time Job

Vermont State ParksInvasive Species Volunteer Organizer

State Wide (Rutland VT)

Rutland area. Seeking a highly organized individual with good interpersonal skills to engage volunteer groups and schedule educational/service projects in state parks and state forests. The position also requires the ability to prepare a variety of program related reports and records. This position involves the coordination of volunteer groups including outreach and recruitment. Employee will schedule activities, arrange space, organize events and coordinate with the Habitat Restoration Crew and staff to set up programs. The employee may participate in and provide support for some educational programs as needed. Employment runs from mid-April 2018 until mid-October 2018 and may include housing and utilities for the time of employment. This position is 20 hours a week. Hours may vary and include some weekends. Professional experience or coursework in natural, conservation sciences or education preferred. Apply to “Rutland Regional Office” in the Park Preferences section in the online portal. For more info & to apply, visit https://vtstateparks.com/employment.html

To Apply

Contact Name: Rochelle Skinner

Email: parks@vermont.gov

Address:
Department of Forests Parks and Recreation 1 National Life Dr Montpelier, Vermont 05620 United States

Full-time Job

Vermont State ParksHabitat Restoration Team Member

State Wide

Employees will work in Vermont State Forests and Parks, performing mechanical removal of invasive plants, maintaining equipment, and documenting crew work. May use herbicides. Some employees will focus on coordination of volunteer groups including outreach, recruitment, and set up for volunteer days. Employees may assist in teaching and leading volunteers. Employment runs from early May until mid-October, and may include housing and utilities for the time of employment. These positions are 20 and 40 hours a week. Hours may vary and will include some weekends. In the Park Preferences section of the application portal, select “Rutland Regional Office”. For more info & to apply, visit https://vtstateparks.com/employment.html

To Apply

Contact Name: Rochelle Skinner

Email: parks@vermont.gov

Address:
Department of Forests Parks and Recreation 1 National Life Dr Montpelier, Vermont 05620 United States