College of Arts and Sciences
Sport Administration and Leadership

Internships

MSAL students are required to complete at least 1 internship credit.

99% of our students complete 2-4 internships during the two-year program. Our internship program is set up to meet student needs and provide unsurpassed flexibility. We encourage all our students to seek internship opportunities for a variety of reasons:

  • to develop and hone your skills in a particular sector of sport administration,
  • to gain experience in a specific job, and
  • to provide real-world experiences that help you discover new paths and career interests.

Students may apply up to 10 credits of internship work towards the 48 credits required for graduation. Students may register for 1 credit of internship for every 40 hours of work completed. We do not set you up in internships prior to your first course. During your first MSAL course (mid-August to mid-September), you meet with your advisor and the Internship Coordinator to discuss interests and possible career paths. From these conversations, we work with you to find relevant opportunities.

MSAL students have completed over 250 internships in the past five years, working for professional teams, entrepreneurial sport organizations, non-profits, USOC NGBs, sports facilities, K-12 interscholastic sports, collegiate conferences, collegiate athletic departments, and international sports leagues. These experiences complement the coursework in the MSAL program such that 90% of our students get jobs within 6 months of graduating. To see where our alumni currently work, check out our Alumni page.

 Please contact the Internship Coordinator, Maylon Hanold, with any questions.

Lisa Nielsen

MSAL 2011

Assistant Director of Events
University of Washington Athletics

The MSAL program gave me a broad but detailed education on the many facets of athletics. It equipped me with the knowledge and understanding to be successful in both the professional and intercollegiate arenas of sport.