Internships in Sport Management
Students majoring in Sport Management are required to complete an internship in a related field. This experiential education component provides students with the opportunity to develop skills, explore career directions, and turn theory into practice in the professional working environment.
Fredonia Sport Management students have completed internships with the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, and Jamestown Jammers, as well as other outstanding local and regional businesses and professionals.
Prior to embarking on an internship, Sport Management majors must successfully complete SPMG 398, a pre-internship course. This classroom course prepares students for their internship experience through exploration of topics such as: resume writing, interview protocols, expectations in a professional setting, understanding the student internship contract and evaluations, and the use and limitations of web-based employment and career search services.
The 6-credit hour internship experience in Sport Management follows the North American Society for Sport Management (NAASM) and Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) guidelines and requires 400 clock hours to complete. Students may also complete additional internship experiences, with advisor permission, for up to 24 credit hours.
The Fredonia Career Development Office website features the necessary forms for internships: www.fredonia.edu/student-life/career-development-office/internship-forms