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. Almost all out-of-state internships are covered by the agreement; the only exception is the state of California.  

For students wishing to complete an internship or fieldwork experience in California, an out-of-state authorization form is needed. Please complete the State Authorization Form and submit to Kathryn Cavallero at for forwarding to the UMS state authorization staff member. NOTE: prior authorization can take 8-12 weeks, so plan ahead.