The SMA Seminar Student internship program is a unique opportunity for students in Sports Business Management programs to be immersed in the industry, grow within their skill sets and expand their experience. Participants use this internship to expand their industry experience and to meet league officials and top facility managers that, for many, have led to job opportunities with the NFL, MLB, MLS, and intercollegiate stadiums as well as with vendors who service these stadiums. SMA’s 2018 Annual Seminar event will take place February  4 – 8, 2018 and the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California.

SMA Seminar Student Internship Application and Selection Timeline:

  • August 2017 - Applications will be made available to interested students
  • October 2017 - Application submission deadline is October 31, 2017.
  • November 2017 - Committee reviews applications and makes final selections. All applicants will be notified by November 21, 2017.


I loved being a part of the Stadium Managers Association Seminar Internship Program. My experiences helped me grow professionally and provided me with opportunities to develop skills that I have been able to apply in my career / work. Through the work that we did on site and attending sessions I learned about various topics, industry trends and issues specific to working in stadium operations and the stadium management industry.

In addition to learning throughout the week, strengthening and building upon my skill set, I enjoyed having the time to meet with so many leaders and professionals within this industry. Having the opportunity to network and build relationships through my experiences with the SMA Student Internship program have been invaluable to my growth in my professional career. 

-Karissa Pendleton
2016 Semnar Student Intern


The Stadium Managers Association Seminar Internship Program provided me with the opportunity to get my name out to leaders and experienced professionals within the Stadium Management industry. There were plenty of opportunities to meet and network with stadium managers, whether during sessions or social events, and to talk about my career goals / aspirations! 

How often can do you find yourself in same room with so many leading professionals in the industry? In my week at Seminar, I understood the value of working really hard at any task because you will be surprised who notices what you are doing beyond the SMA staff! Furthermore, you never know what opportunities that may lead to down the road.

-Stephen Rusterholz
2017 Seminar Student Intern

Questions? Please contact Andrew Standley at or (515) 282-8192