Most people have a passion for something that they want to potentially land a career in. For me, that passion is sports. Ever since I was little, I have been a diehard New York Yankees fan. My dream is to work in their public relations department one day, but that can only happen if I have had sports internship experience.
Sometimes it easier to intern in a sport that is not as competitive. The most competitive sports are football, baseball and basketball. If you can look for a soccer, or lacrosse internship first, you have a higher chance at receiving one of those internships.
I am currently interning at Inside Lacrosse in Baltimore, MD. Here I am a Sports Marketing intern where I helped organize for the Face-Off Classic and Big City Classic lacrosse tournaments, and ship out products. I just worked the FaceOff Classic at M&T Bank Stadium where I helped vendors set up for the event, assisted with on field tasks during the games and worked the Inside Lacrosse booth. The picture at the top of this article is a picture on the field from the event.
If you are stuck and don’t know where to look for a sports internship you should always check the company or team’s website first. If it is a major team, the employment opportunities page will connect you to TeamWork Online.
This site has multiple sports. You can search for any kind of sports internship, entry-level position, and higher positions in certain salary ranges. Once you click a sport, the site divides all the internships they have on that sport. It also tells you which sections are currently open to apply for.
On TeamWork Online, you also set up a profile like LinkedIn. You can add your experience, education, clubs you belong to and your resume. If you sign up for MVP Access to the site, you can also see when the job you applied for reviews your application, and how many applied for the same internship or job as you. I think that only is a great benefit to MVP Access!
Also, if you don’t know if the company is hiring interns, you can always give them a call. It can never hurt if it is, and now the company knows your voice. If you haven’t found a sports internship, it isn’t to late to apply now!
This blog post was written by Alexandra Salas, our Campus Ambassador from Towson University.