Internship Overview

While classroom input is inherent in educational programs at Seattle University, the professional application of academic theory gives students experiences that will add to their personal and professional maturity. The internship is a requirement for all students in the Sport and Exercise Science Department of the College of Arts and Sciences.

The internship experience provides the student with the opportunity to ask pertinent questions, make observations, and to participate in organization activities. All internship experiences must be undertaken in an agency that guarantees to provide the student with supervision by a certified professional possessing appropriate credentials, depending on the student’s interest.


Internships are performed during the Senior year of study with the following requirements:

  1. Attendance of SPEX Internship Orientation: one per quarter will be offered
  2. Exploratory meeting with Internship Coordinator during Junior year
  3. Specific meeting with Internship Coordinator during Senior year
  4. Internship Interview upon approval by Internship Coordinator
  5. Internship Course Registration

How to Register for Internships

Internships cannot be registered via SU Online, you must submit a form to be approved and signed by SPEX Internship Coordinator. Once all your paperwork is completed you must submit it to the Department to be processed. 

Questions? Please contact Doug Berninger, Internship Coordinator: 

Internship Registration Forms

The three documents required by the College for internship course registration are:  

Please read through the A&S Student Internship Handbook and the Completed Internship Form Sample  before registering for an internship.

For more information about internships and preparing for one visit the College of Arts & Sciences Student Internship Webpage  

Consult the Canvas Sport & Exercise Science Students Page to learn more about current opportunities. 



Riann Lingl | Winter Quarter 2015
"No other experience during my undergraduate career has been more rewarding and fulfilling as this one."



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