Internships in Sport Administration

From 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

Internship partners:

Professional Sports: Los Angeles FC, Cincinnati Reds, Churchill Downs, Philadelphia Eagles.
College Athletics: Bowling greens State University, University of Minnesota, Spalding University Athletics.
Event Coordination: Kentucky Derby Festival, Urban Bourbon Half-Marathon.
Sport Governing Bodies: National Fast Pitch, South Florida PGA, United States Tennis Association.
Media: ACC Network, ESPN Louisville, Varsity Sports Video, ESPN 360.

Take advantage of strong industry and alumni SPAD connections with multiple outlets in Louisville, and throughout the U.S. 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.


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. 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.

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Sport organizations wishing to post a position should contact Prof. Gin Presley, Undergraduate Sport Administration Internship Coordinator (502-852-8297).


University of Louisville Sport Administration (SPAD) 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.

Students seeking information about internship requirements or opportunities should contact:

Undergraduate inquiries: Please contact profession Gin Presley (502-852-8297)

Graduate inquires: Please contact Prof. Anita Moorman (502-852-0553)