Internships in Sport Administration

From to the NBA, to the NCAA, our network is strong. More than 400 employers of UofL SPAD graduates across the world, and dozens of local Louisville industry professionals, find current students and help them catapult their careers with impactful internship experience.

  • Gain skills you need to pursue your dream job
  • Take advantage of 30+ local Louisville internship options
  • Earn academic credit and amplify your sport industry network

Take advantage of strong SPAD connections with multiple outlets in Louisville and beyond to pursue your sport passion and thrive in a job, internship, or volunteer opportunity while you study.

PLACES WE HAVE INTERNED AND WORKED WITH:

Our internships can be either paid or unpaid, and we estimate the overall economic impact of our internship program to be in excess of $500,000 annually. Over the past year, interns worked at the following locations. Pro Sport: Louisville City FC; Kansas City Chiefs; Louisville Bats; Baltimore Orioles; Pacers Sports & Entertainment; Philadelphia Eagles; Los Angeles FC; Chicago Bandits Pro Softball; Joliet Slammers; Churchill Downs. College Athletics: UofL Athletics; Spalding; Bowling Green State University; Bellarmine. Rec & Community Sports: UofL Intramurals; Florida Kraze Krush. Venues: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium; Madison Square Gardens; Kentucky Venues; Ohio Valley Volleyball Center; Valhalla Golf Club; LXC Sports & Social Club. High Schools: DuPont Manual; Pulaski County; Waggener HS; Western; Male HS; Fern Creek; Christian Academy; Central H.S.; Henryville HS; Assumption HS; Louisville Collegiate; Pickerington, Ohio, HS. Sports Performance/Fitness: Pro Camps; Baptist Health Performance Training; Workout Anytime; TriQ Crossfit; Crossfit Bluegrass; Legends Sports Academy. Sports Marketing and Media: SuperFan U; More than Sport; Caboom Enterprises; Union Broadcasting; Learfield. Events/Festivals/Community Organizations: Kentucky Derby Festival; Cabbage Patch Settlement House. Apparel and Sporting Goods: Birdgang Brand Clothing; BloFish Clothing; Dick’s Sporting Goods; Louisville Slugger Museum. Sport Governing Bodies/Professional Associations: National Fast Pitch Coaches Association; Louisville Sports Commission; United States Tennis Association – Kentucky; El Salvador Swimming; South Florida PGA.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

University of Louisville Sport Administration students gain valuable insight and practical experience through internships. The locations are selected by the students in cooperation with their advisors and the SPAD Faculty Internship Coordinators. All for-credit internships are conducted under the supervision of a Sport Administration Faculty Internship Coordinator and an industry Site Supervisor. The SPAD Program provides a variety of internship and job search services as well as career development services for students. Sample postings are available on the UofL Sport Administration Facebook page.

Sport organizations wishing to post a position should contact Prof. Gin Presley, Undergraduate Sport Administration Internship Coordinator (502-852-5039).

Students seeking information about internship requirements or opportunities should contact:

Undergraduate inquiries: Please contact profession Gin Presley regina.presley@louisville.edu (502-852-5039)

Graduate inquires: Please contact Prof. Anita Moorman anita.moorman@louisville.edu (502-852-0553)

Take advantage of strong industry and alumni SPAD connections with multiple outlets in Louisville, and throughout the US and abroad. The internship enables you to pursue your passion for the business of sport and gain real world management experiences in a job, internship, or volunteer opportunity while you study.

INTERNSHIP PARTNERS AND SITES

Approximately 50 students work in an internship for academic credit each semester. In addition, dozens more students are volunteering in a variety of sport industry positions in and around Louisville. The internship for academic credit is a culminating experience for our students and our industry partners know and expect our students to make valuable contributions to the field while gaining critical industry experience. Some of our internship industry partners include:

Pro Sport: Louisville City FC; Kansas City Chiefs; Louisville Bats; Baltimore Orioles; Pacers Sports & Entertainment; Philadelphia Eagles; Los Angeles FC; Chicago Bandits Pro Softball; Joliet Slammers; Churchill Downs; Kentucky Speedway; Cincinnati Reds; Cincinnati Cyclones; Seattle Sounders. 

College Athletics: UofL Adidas Internship Program; UofL Athletics – (all sport programs and administrative units); Spalding University Athletics; Bowling Green State University; Bellarmine University Athletics; Morehead State Athletics; University of Minnesota; Hanover College  

Golf and Country Club Management:Valhalla Golf Club, PGA of America; Louisville Country Club; Cardinal Golf Club.

Rec & Community Sports: UofL Intramurals; Louisville Fury; Florida Kraze Krush. Venues: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium; Madison Square Gardens; Kentucky Venues; Ohio Valley Volleyball Center; Valhalla Golf Club; LXC Sports & Social Club; Jewish Community Center; YMCA Greater Louisville area and YMCA Southern Indiana; Lakeside Seahawks Swim Team. 

High Schools: DuPont Manual HS; Pulaski County; Waggener HS; Western; Male HS; Fern Creek; Saint Francis School; Christian Academy; Sacred Heart Academy; South Oldham HS; Central H.S.; DeSales HS; Moore HS; Henryville HS; Assumption HS; Louisville Collegiate; Pickerington, Ohio, HS. 

Sports Performance/Fitness: Pro Camps; Baptist Health Performance Training; Workout Anytime; TriQ Crossfit; Savoy Fitness; Crossfit Bluegrass; Legends Sports Academy; Core Mental Training

Sports Marketing and Media: ACC Network Broadcast Studio; ESPN Louisville; SuperFan U; Varsity Sports Video; More than Sport; ESPN 360; Union Broadcasting; Learfield Management, Live Nation Entertainment

Facilities & Venues: Goodyear Ballpark; Cardinal Stadium; Louisville Slugger Field; UofL Facilities; UofL Equipment 

Events/Festivals/Community Organizations: Kentucky Derby Festival; Urban Bourbon Half-Marathon; LXC Sports; Blessings in a Backpack; GymTyme. 

Retail, Apparel, and Sporting Goods: Birdgang Brand Clothing; BloFish Clothing; Dick’s Sporting Goods; Louisville Slugger Museum, Kentucky Derby Museum; Golf Galaxy; Golf Headquarters. 

Sport Governing Bodies/Professional Associations: National Fast Pitch Coaches Association; Louisville Sports Commission; United States Tennis Association – Kentucky; El Salvador Swimming; South Florida PGA; Mid-America Volleyball Association; Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

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For More Information about Internship Class Requirements please browse the Internship Handbook below and visit our Internship FAQ’s information page.

Internship Handbook [PDF]