School of Business

Sport Management Internships and Advanced Field Experience

Sport Management students at Hadlock Field

The 6 credit sport management Internship/Advance Field Experience is a major feature of the program providing real world experience in a variety of sport industry settings.

The internship is a full-time 400 hour experience that can be taken during the Fall, Spring or Summer semester.

Students can intern with a range of sports organizations such as:

  • Maine Red Claws
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Boston Celtics
  • Octagon, Inc
  • US Olympic Committee
  • Tri-Maine
  • Shamrock Sports Group
  • USM Athletics Department
  • Portland Pirates
  • ESPN
  • New England Patriots
  • New Balance
  • Portland Seadogs
  • NCAA
  • Aura 360
  • International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • USA Hockey
  • TD Garden
  • Oxford Plains Speedway
  • Gorham Parks & Recreation Department
  • Boston Bruins
  • Tri-for a-Cure
  • USTA New England

Out of State Internship Experiences

Some students elect to travel out of state for their internship. State laws require permission for out-of-state students to participate in on-site educational experiences. Many states are part of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. If the state in which you intend to complete your fieldwork experience is a SARA state, you do not need to submit any additional paperwork. To see participating states, please click here.

For students wishing to complete a fieldwork experience in a non-SARA state, an out-of-state authorization form must be completed with the office of Community Engagement and Career Development. Please complete the State Authorization Form and send to alexandra.platts@maine.edu for forwarding to the UMS state authorization staff member. NOTE: prior authorization can take 8-12 weeks, so plan ahead. Please contact Allie Platts at alexandra.platts@maine.edu or Melissa Burns (School of Business, 207.780.4669, burnsm@maine.edu), if you have further questions regarding your out of state fieldwork experience.