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Practical experience is a key component of students’ educational preparation for work in the sport industry. All students in the MA in Kinesiology with coursework focusing on sport administration/management will complete an internship prior to graduation. This internship may be completed with any organization in the sport industry in a field or position related to sport communication, business, or administration. The work involved in an internship should approximate that of a full time position with the organization. Ideally, the internship will serve as a tool to help a student progress in his/her chosen field.

RECENT STUDENT INTERNSHIPS

Students graduating from the program have completed internships with a variety of organizations, ranging from professional sport, to collegiate sport, to recreational sport.

Professional Sport:

  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Talladega Superspeedway

Collegiate Sport:

  • Crimson Tide Productions
  • Southeastern Conference

University of Alabama Athletic Department

  • Academics
  • Baseball Operations
  • Business Office
  • Communications
  • Compliance
  • Crimson Tide Hospitality
  • Event Management
  • Facility Management
  • Football Operations
  • Marketing, Promotions, and Trademark Licensing
  • Softball Operations
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Ticket Office
  • Tide Pride

Recreational Sport:

  • Tuscaloosa Parks and Recreation Authority
  • University of Alabama Student Recreational Center

RESOURCES FOR FINDING AN INTERNSHIP OR JOB

  • The University of Alabama Career Center – All UA students and alumni can set up a login and password by clicking on “Applicant Login.”
  • Team Work Online – Resource for careers in professional sports.
  • NCAA Career Center – Resource for careers in collegiate athletics.
  • Sports Careers Institute – Links to a variety of sports job utilities.
  • Cosmos Sports – Free resource for job seekers.