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The Internship Experience

The Internship Experience

An important component of The Master’s Program is the internship experience which is a 4-unit course directed and evaluated by a full-time professor. Internships can be started at the commencement of the program, and take place in professional settings that enable students to explore basic concepts and principles of various specializations within the sport industry. Often the student will find that the internship experience helps provide an organizational context that may continue to be applied throughout the student's residency.

The primary goal is to develop professional competencies which are transferrable within the industry. This experience will complement the student’s academic foundation and help to differentiate them in the marketplace. Another important aspect of the experience is utilizing the extensive network that the USF Sport Management Master’s Program has built, allowing the student to cultivate their own professional relationships.

Professionals in the sport industry support our internships by regularly providing opportunities for our students in their organizations. The Sport Management Master’s Program maintains a comprehensive database that facilitates a posting system for new internships sent to the program. The database helps students identify organizations and professionals in the industry that may have internship opportunities.

Professional Teams

Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland A's, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento Monarchs, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, San Jose Earthquakes, Los Angeles Galaxy, San Jose SaberCats, Sacramento Monarchs, Los Angeles Kings, Scottish Claymores (NFL Europe), Harlem Globetrotters

College Athletics

USF, Koret Health and Recreation Center, USC, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Davis, CSU-Los Angeles, CSU-Fullerton, CSU-Northridge, CSU-Bakersfield, CSU-Hayward, CSU-San Bernardino, Long Beach State, Sonoma State, Fresno State, San Diego State, Santa Clara University, Loyola Marymount, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Tennessee, Minnesota, Ohio State, Colorado State, Northern Arizona, Pennsylvania, South Florida, York College, Marymount College, University of Chicago, California State University, Sacramento, Dominican College, San Jose State University, St. Mary's College, University of San Diego

Consultations, Agencies

Octagon, Ogilvy PR, IMG, GMR Marketing, Paragon Marketing, Hutt Sports Group, BRC Group, Sony, Nike, Nike-Japan, SportsMark, Global Sports & Entertainment, Premier Partnerships, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sharpe PR, Oakland Football Marketing Association, ADC Partners, The Sports Management Group, Goodwin Sports Management, Reich, Katz & Landis, BDA Sports Management, Billy Casper Golf Management, Southern California Golf Association, U.S. Professional Tennis Association, Advantage International, Athens Olympic Committee, Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee, East-West Shrine Football Classic, World Cup Soccer, Emerald Bowl, First Down Promotions, GMR Marketing, Latino Sports Marketing LLC, NYC 2012 Olympic Committee

Leagues, Facilities, Ownership Groups

NFL, NFL Europe, NBA, NBA All-Star Game, WNBA, NHRA, Staples Center, HP Pavilion Arena, Phoenix International Raceway, Kroenke Sports Enterprises, Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment, American Sports Institute, California Collegiate Athletic Association, Major League Soccer, Big West Conference, West Coast Conference, Pac-12 Conference, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Nob Hill Athletic Club, Pacific Athletic Club, San Francisco Bay Club, San Francisco Tennis Club, Sports Club LA, SportsBridge, Optimum Human Performance, Presidio Adventure Racing, Western Athletic Clubs, Volvo Ocean Race

Manufacturers

Power Plate USA, Anderson Bat Company, California Skier, Mastercraft, Powerbar, CliffBar, Pro Kennex

Media

KRON-TV, KNBR-680, ESPN, FOX Sports, FOX Sports Net, Clear Channel (SFX), ESPN Video Games, EA Sports, Sega, MLB Advanced Media, College Sports Online, ESPN X Games, City Sports Magazine, Sports Radio, CBS Sportsline

Non-profits, Commissions, Associations, Councils

All Stars Helping Kids, Always Dream Foundation, American Heart Association, American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), Special Olympics, Kristi Yamaguchi Foundation, Newport Sports Museum, Tiger Woods Foundation, U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, U.S. Sports Development, U.S. Tennis Association, U.S. Track and Field Association, United States Olympic Committee (USOC), San Diego International Sports Council, Sacramento Sports Commission