Sports Internships

Internships are a great way to gain experience or gety our foot in the door in a competitive industry. Even if you are not sure of what you would like to do internships provide an opportunity to get a start on your exciting career. The objectives of an internship experience should be to gain knowledge in an industry segment of choice, build your network and relationships and to learn more about yourself, including your strengths and weaknesses and career opportunities for the future.

We suggest you look at the experience as temporary. Although, every intern has the hopes of landing a full time position, the odds are that the experience will be just that "an internship experience". Going in with this mindset will better prepare you to gain the most from the experience. Remeber the jobs will come - if you have the education, experience and network! So don't way, get involved today!

Here's a few opportunties and success stories:

Special Olypics International Internship
Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics International provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with mental retardation. Interns work in Sports, Public Affairs, Chapters, Marketing, International Programs, Finance and Administration. Perks include brown-bag luncheons with department heads and access to small fitness room. SOI strives to provide its participants with improved fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence, a more positive self-image, friendships and increased family support. This is an Equal Employment Opportunity

What do I need?
Open to college juniors and seniors as well as college graduates. International applicants eligible. To APPLY: Send resumes to: Special Olympics International, Attn: Internship Coordinator, 1325 G Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005 or Fax Resume to Fax: 202.824.0200

Professional Basketball Internships (NBA, WNBA & NBDL) From time to time the teams in the NBA, WNBA and NBDL League will be looking for interns. If you apply via website below and check off all of the internship notifications, you will be contacted about specific internship opportunities with teams posting their internships on the NBA Teams Job Board. This is a notification only, not an application for a job. For more information log on to and click on employment Opportunties at the bottom of the page.

Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM) announces Scholarship/Internship winners for 2004;
PR interns to be named later. Honors students in biochemical sciences and classical civilization studies joined the journalism majors among the winners in the 2003 AWSM Scholarship/Internship competition

The scholarship winners include:

  • Brenda Lee, senior in biochemical sciences, Harvard, Writing, internship at Sports Illustrated
  • Rosanna Chea, junior in classical civilization studies, UCLA, Copy Editing, internship at St. Petersburg Times
  • Larra Overton, junior in broadcast journalism and political science, Indiana, Broadcast, internship at ESPN

More than 50 college and university students entered the competition, a 25 percent increase over 2002 numbers, forcing judges to make difficult decisions.

"The quality of the entrants was very high," said Fred Brown, Director of Production Recruitment and Talent Negotiations for ESPN Productions. Brown conducted phone interviews with each of the candidates as part of the selection process. He contacted the candidates after making his selection to let them know why they did not win the AWSM competition, but invited them to enter a separate ESPN internship competition.

Three others were selected for writing internships:

  • Sarah Rothschild, junior in journalism, Northwestern, internship at The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ).
  • Maureen Fulton, senior in journalism, Missouri, internship at The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH).
  • TBA, internship at The Arizona Republic (Phoenix).
    AWSM members Christine Brennan, Susan Vinella, Roxanna Pellin-Scott, Kim Pendery and Jean Tenuta also served as judges.

The Public Relations scholarship winners and interns will be selected at a later date.

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