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Sports Management Internship and Practicum

We provide exciting Sport Management Program Practicum and Intern sites in sports-rich Jacksonville and beyond. This experiential learning provides students hands-on experience under the supervision of a professional in the industry, allowing development in the field and career growth opportunities.

  • Approval of the Practicum or Internship site is only required if the site is not currently listed as an approved site*
  • *see list below.
  • If your selected site is not on the approved site list, please reach out to your Academic Advisor, Randall Crawford at He will provide you with an Internship/Practicum Site Information Form to complete and return.
  • Approval will be required by program faculty member BEFORE you submit your application. In order to do so, you will need to make an appointment with a sport management faculty member.
  • Students can register for Practicum (SPM 3948C) or Internship (SPM 4941) ONLY after they have been academically cleared through their academic advisor.
  • The application deadline for practicum and internships is always: Summer Term - March 31, Fall Term - June 30, Spring Term - October 31.
  • The application and agreement form can be completed using the survey below.

Internship and Practicum Application

Prerequisites that must be met prior to Practicum:

  • ACG 2021 Financial Accounting
  • ECO 2013 Macroeconomics
  • SPM 2000 Intro Sport Management
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.0 or better
  • All incompletes must be removed

Prerequisites that must be met prior to Internship:

  • You must have satisfactorily completed practicum.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.0 or better.
  • You must have successfully completed all critical tasks.
  • All incompletes must be removed.

Note: You should intern when your personal schedule will allow you to fully commit to the internship.


You must have completed ALL of your program requirements on your program of study. College policy does not permit taking a course with your internship. If you require a special accommodation to take a course during your internship you will be required to meet with your advisor as you will need to complete a petition form.

Approved Internship and Practicum Sites

  • 1010XL-WJXLFM (937283)
  • 1st Place Sports Running, Inc. (732172)
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors (932840)
  • AFT Events dba American Flat Track (678438)
  • Airstream Ventures, LLC (698076)
  • Albany Tennis Association, Inc. (665824)
  • American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) (634291)
  • Arizona Christian University (702205)
  • ASHN Media Group, LLC dba All Sports High (710735)
  • Badlands Big Sticks Baseball Club, LLC (794090)
  • Black Oak Creative Marketing (926916)
  • BLESTO, INC. (729342)
  • Boost! Sports Performance/Adaptive Sports Performance Fitness Program (733400)
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Citrus County (778512)
  • Clark Basketball Academy, LLC (872494)
  • Clay County Soccer Club, Inc. (686034)
  • Client Focused Media (618538)
  • Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS (930861)
  • CSS a Division of Crossley Shear Wealth Management (778632)
  • DCPS Athletics (716936)
  • Delta Performance, LLC (678455)
  • Eagle Harbor Golf Course (683281)
  • Entre (912484)
  • Episcopal School of Jacksonville (618556)
  • FAU Undergraduate Admissions (713091)
  • First Coast YMCA - Barco Newton YMCA (780078)
  • First Coast YMCA - Dye Clay Family YMCA (622354)
  • First Coast YMCA - Ponte Vedra Family YMCA (680031)
  • First Coast YMCA - St. Augustine Family YMCA (680038)
  • First Coast YMCA - Williams Family YMCA (676170)
  • Fit20 JAX (935676)
  • Five Tool Softball Training, LLC (620103)
  • Flagler College (902929)
  • Florida Elite Soccer Academy, Inc. (678738)
  • Florida Gateway College Athletics (890362)
  • Florida Prime Sports (934517)
  • Florida State College of Jacksonville (FSCJ) (710744)
  • George Moore Chevrolet Community Sport Outreach (712869)
  • Georgia State Games Commission (674801)
  • Guns and Hoses (782984)
  • Hoff Fitness, Inc. dba BlackFin CrossFit (794178)
  • Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (658485)
  • Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (658485)
  • Infinity Allstars (935722)
  • Insider Exposure (674576)
  • Jackie Robinson Training Complex (935779)
  • Jacksonville Armada Football Club
  • Jacksonville Armada Football Club (681274)
  • Jacksonville Athletic Club, Inc. (788208)
  • Jacksonville Axemen (666259)
  • Jacksonville Basketball Academy, Inc. (708888)
  • Jacksonville Giants (620450)
  • acksonville Giants (620450)
  • Jacksonville Icemen (618549)
  • Jacksonville Icemen (618549)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (678419)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (678419)
  • Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (674250)
  • Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (674250)
  • Jacksonville Juniors Volleyball Association, Inc. (726395)
  • Jacksonville Sharks (618544)
  • Jacksonville Sharks (618544)
  • Jewish Community Alliance (950200)
  • Jukido Academy of Martial Arts (691966)
  • Justin Ragognetti Golf School, Inc. (723393)
  • Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) (681292)
  • Len Mattiace Foundation (783134)
  • MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation, Inc (687208)
  • Memphis Happy Feet/Legends (874120)
  • Milwaukee Milkmen (790959)
  • Nassau Pride Basketball, LLC (620102)
  • Naval Support Activity Panama City (673360)
  • Netting Professional, LLC (718103)
  • North Florida Junior Golf (678895)
  • Nova Southeastern University (680032)
  • Orlando City Soccer Club (618534)
  • P5 Athletics, LLC (682989)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (723350)
  • Plus One Health Management (527156)
  • olice Athletic League of Jacksonville, Inc. (PAL) (709527)
  • Ponte Vedra Inn & Club (881147)
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame (912478)
  • Rapid City Rush (931049)
  • Reider Sports Performance, Inc. (915212)
  • Revenge Body Fitness, LLC (884810)
  • S4 Sports Academy, Inc. (730356)
  • Seacoast Christian Academy (710722)
  • SMG - Vystar Memorial Veterans Arena (700974)
  • SMT - Sports Media Technology (621478)
  • Southside Youth Athletic Association (713039)
  • St. John's Country Day School (725808)
  • tanton College Prep (620109)
  • Swimming Safari Swim School, Inc. (833282)
  • Tailgate Guys, LLC (678324)
  • Tampa Bay Club Sport (880817)
  • Temple Gym and Fitness, LLC (682375)
  • The Amway Center (732076)
  • The First Tee of Greater Richmond (658366)
  • The First Tee of North Florida (678414)
  • The University Athletic Association, Inc. (678726)
  • The Yerba Mate Co., LLC (703604)
  • Top Golf International, Inc. (878336)
  • Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass, Inc. dba TPC Sawgrass (793803)
  • Trinity Baptist College (900767)
  • UNF Athletics - Academic Support Services (682680)
  • UNF Athletics - Baseball (732088)
  • UNF Athletics - Business Office (780392)
  • UNF Athletics - Communications (700956)
  • UNF Athletics - Compliance (686317)
  • UNF Athletics - Development/Osprey Club
  • UNF Athletics - Facilities and Operations (709561)
  • UNF Athletics - Marketing (682686)
  • UNF Athletics - Men's Basketball (699444)
  • UNF Athletics - Men's Soccer (732084)
  • UNF Athletics - Softball (731775)
  • UNF Athletics - Strength and Training (728294)
  • UNF Athletics - Ticketing (682683)
  • UNF Athletics - Track & Field (681282)
  • UNF Athletics - Women's Basketball (779980)
  • UNF Athletics - Women's Soccer (780013)
  • UNF Child Development and Research Center (UNF Preschool) (927111)
  • UNF Department of Recreation and Wellness (681278)
  • UNF Golf Complex at Hayt Learning Center (694280)
  • University Christian School (882191)
  • University of Michigan Athletics (689363)
  • USA Elite Training, LLC - Professional Softball Training (882179)
  • Walker Sports (618542) Name Change? Apex Elite?
  • Wareham Gatemen (674725)
  • Womens National Football Conference - Florida Avengers (914507)


Q: What is the difference between practicum and internship?

A: Your practicum is a shorter experience where you are required to complete roughly 75 hours in the field and can be completed during any sememster as long as you've met your prerequisites. Typically, students take their practicum the semester before their internship, which is a 400-hour requirement in the Summer semester and 420-hour requirement in the Spring and Fall semesters.


Q: Where can I do my practicum and internship?

A: Check out the list of approved sites below.


Q: How do I choose an internship or practicum site?

A: It is the student's responsibility to research the sites, identify a representative and contact that individual to learn of available field experience (practicum and internship) opportunities. Once you have secured your field experience opportunity for your practicum or internship, submit your application by completing the application survey above.


Q: How and when do I apply for my practicum and internship?

A: The application deadline for all semesters is the EIGHTH FRIDAY of each semester. Apply using the link above.


Q: Can I study abroad?

A: Prior to COVID-19 protocols we had opportunities for students to travel to England and South Korea. Check back in the Fall 2021 term for updates on studying abroad.


Q: Who do I contact if I have questions about the program?

A: Dr. Kristi Sweeney is the program director For advising questions, contact Academic Advisor, Randall Crawford at

Teacher Candidate Internship and Practicum



  • You must have completed ALL of your program requirements on your program of study. This includes ALL methods courses and Foreign Language requirements. College policy does not permit taking a course with internship.
  • You must have satisfactorily completed all Field Lab courses associated with your program of studies.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • All incompletes must be removed prior to internship.
  • You must provide documentation that you have taken the Professional Education and Subject Area exams for the Florida Teacher Certification Exam.

You should intern when your personal schedule will allow you to commit your full energies to this full time commitment.

Submission of application or placement does not guarantee that permission to register for internship will be granted.


  • Check with your academic advisor in the College of Education and Human Services' Office of Academic Support and Information Services (OASIS) to be sure all deficiencies are resolved prior to the end of the term preceding internship. Deficiencies not resolved prior to internship may result in delaying internship.
  • Complete the application form. To access the application online:
    1. Login to the OASIS Canvas Module
    2. Go to Assignments and select Intern Application
    3. Download and complete the application
  • Complete a CPR/First Aid Certification course. You may take the course offered by the American Red Cross (358-8091), UNF's Health Promotion (620-1570) or a course from another certified provider. The course must include CPR as well as First Aid. Submit a copy of your documentation of completion (cards, certificate, etc), for the course to the Office of Academic Support and Information Services. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE THE COURSE COMPLETED TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION. However, documentation of CPR/First Aid must be submitted no later than July 1 for fall applicants and December 1 for spring applicants. If the first occurs on a holiday or when the University is not in session, all documentation must be submitted on the following business day. Delaying submission of the documentation will delay permission to register for internship.
  • Take the Florida Teacher Certification Exam both the Professional Education and the Subject Area Exam for your major. Submit documentation (scores) to the Office of Academic Support and Information Services no later than July 1 for fall applicants and December 1 for spring applicants. Permission to intern will not be granted if the appropriate documentation is not provided by the deadline.




  • Submit your complete application (Parts 1-7) via the assignments tab in Canvas by 5 p.m. of the stated deadline. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE. Incomplete, inaccurate, or poorly done applications will be returned. This will result in delaying your placement.
  • All students must be fingerprinted and cleared by the district in which they will intern. You will not be permitted to register for internship until you are fingerprinted and cleared. You will be notified by the Office of Academic Support and Information Services if you need to be fingerprinted for a particular county.

If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Cathy O'Farrell at