Job & Internship Opportunities

Students majoring in Sport Management are required to complete 4-credit hours of SPT 3985 Internship in Sport Management. This course provides students with a full-time, 320-hour experiential opportunity with an approved sport-related organization. Students show evidence of knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies by working directly with a sport management faculty mentor and an on-site agency mentor. This 4-credit hour course satisfies Elon’s Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR).

Students have previously interned with professional sports teams (e.g., Boston Red Sox, New York Jets, Carolina Panthers, and Carolina Hurricanes), league offices (e.g., NFL, NASCAR, PGA Tour), media companies (e.g., ESPN, FOX and NBC), college athletic departments, agencies and non-profit organizations. Additionally, undergraduates have completed internships with the Atlantic Coast Conference, Fox Sports and NASCAR as part of “The Sport Experience” academic program based in Charlotte.

Requirements & Registration

Internship Requirements
  • Cumulative Elon GPA of 2.0 and 2.0 GPA in major coursework (verified by adviser)
  • Completion of 90 semester hours prior to the start of the internship
  • Work a minimum of 320 hours on-site
  • Actual time frame should coincide with a university semester (Summer, Fall, or Spring)
  • Completion of internship orientation
  • Completion of application form
  • Approval of internship by SPT academic advisor and SPT department chair
  • Signed internship agreement from on-site agency mentor
  • Completion of any other requirements designated by the Sport Management Department
Application Process

*NOTE: SPT 381 is now labeled SPT 3985.

Watch the pre-recorded internship video above prior to filling out the application. Contact Associate Professor Shaina Dabbs, the department’s internship coordinator, at with further questions.

  • Once an internship offer is secured:
    • Go to the Sport Management Students Moodle Page
    • Find the “Internship Information” section
    • Complete the Internship Application Form
    • Submit the Internship Application Form, use Elon username and password
  • The department chair will process your Ontrack registration for the course and will add you to the Moodle page.
  • The Bursar’s office will bill you if: (a) this is a summer course, (b) you exceed the maximum credit hours during the regular term (18 credits) or winter term (4 credits), or (c) you are a part-time student.

Internship Application Deadline

Fall 2023 – Aug. 28, 2023
Spring 2024 – Feb. 7, 2024
Summer I – June 4, 2024
Summer II – July 9, 2024


    Utilize the Elon Job Network

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