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

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