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Internship & Practicum Opportunities

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.


Two students during their internship at a Jacksonville Jaguars home game  Sport management students posing with a trophy at Houston Astros stadium Sport management student kicking a soccer ball during internship with Jacksonville Armada Football Club

  • 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)
Jacksonville 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)
Police 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)
Stanton 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