The internship experience serves as a cornerstone to the Sport Management Master's Program. By applying academic foundations to practical training in the industry of their choice, students are given the opportunity to extend the classroom and their network throughout Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Intern throughout the entire program
The internship experience lasts the duration of the program and is tied together by four class meetings led by a full-time faculty member who serves as the internship instructor. In these meetings, students are asked to reflect on their experiences, which helps develop a more comprehensive understanding of professional competencies and goals.
Average student completes nearly 4 internships
All students are required to complete 160 hours of internship; however, most students complete an average of 1,100 hours at four internship sites during their matriculation. The Sport Management Program strongly encourages students to develop a breadth of experience in all areas of interest. This design allows students to explore different opportunities while developing professional competencies that can be transferred from one organizational context to another.
Tap into the USF network
Part of the learning process is teaching students to become active participants in developing their careers. The Internship in Sport Management course provides the tools necessary to identify and pursue employment opportunities while building their professional network with industry leaders. One of the ways we help facilitate this process is by giving students access to our extensive alumni network. We do not place students into internships, but employers send us an average of 15 job and internship postings per week, all of which are shared with our students.
Take advantage of a wide range of opportunity
Many new students are unaware of how vast the sport industry is. As a result, we encourage students to take advantage of the wide range of opportunities offered by different organizations centered in both Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Our students intern with professional teams, collegiate athletic programs, media entities, agencies, manufacturers, and non-profit organizations.
Anaheim Ducks, Boston Red Sox, Denver Broncos, Golden State Warriors, Harlem Globetrotters, Houston Astros, Houston Texans, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Galaxy, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Oakland A's, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Pirates, Sacramento Kings, Sacramento Monarchs, San Diego Chargers, San Diego Padres, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Earthquakes, San Jose SaberCats, San Jose Sharks, Scottish Claymores (NFL Europe), Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Cardinals
Arizona State, Colorado State, CSU-Bakersfield, CSU-Fullerton, CSU-Hayward, CSU-Los Angeles, CSU-Northridge, CSU-Sacramento, CSU-San Bernardino, Dominican College, Fresno State, Koret Health and Recreation Center, Long Beach State, Loyola Marymount, Marymount College, Minnesota, Northern Arizona, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pennsylvania, San Diego State, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, Sonoma State, South Florida, St. Mary’s College, Stanford, Tennessee, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, University of Chicago, University of San Diego, USC, USF, York College
ADC Partners, Advantage International, Athens Olympic Committee, Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee, BDA Sports Management, Billy Casper Golf Management, BRC Group, East-West Shrine Football Classic, Emerald Bowl, First Down Promotions, Global Sports & Entertainment, GMR Marketing, Goodwin Sports Management, Hutt Sports Group, IMG, Katz & Landis, Latino Sports Marketing LLC, Nike, Nike-Japan, NYC 2012 Olympic Committee, Oakland Football Marketing Association, Octagon, Ogilvy PR, Paragon Marketing, Premier Partnerships, Reich, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sharpe PR, Sony, Southern California Golf Association, SportsMark, The Sports Management Group, U.S. Professional Tennis Association, World Cup Soccer
American Sports Institute, Big West Conference, California Collegiate Athletic Association, HP Pavilion Arena, Kroenke Sports Enterprises, Major League Soccer, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), NBA, NBA All-Star Game, NFL, NFL Europe, NHRA, Nob Hill Athletic Club, Optimum Human Performance, Pac-12 Conference, Pacific Athletic Club, Phoenix International Raceway, Presidio Adventure Racing, San Francisco Bay Club, San Francisco Tennis Club, Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment, Sports Club LA, SportsBridge, Staples Center, Volvo Ocean Race, West Coast Conference, Western Athletic Clubs, WNBA
Anderson Bat Company, California Skier, CliffBar, Mastercraft, Power Plate USA, Powerbar, Pro Kennex
CBS Sportsline, City Sports Magazine, Clear Channel (SFX), College Sports Online, EA Sports, ESPN, ESPN Video Games, ESPN X Games, FOX Sports, FOX Sports Net, KNBR-680, KRON-TV, MLB Advanced Media, Sega, Sports Radio
All Stars Helping Kids, Always Dream Foundation, American Heart Association, American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), Kristi Yamaguchi Foundation, Newport Sports Museum, Sacramento Sports Commission, San Diego International Sports Council, Special Olympics, 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)