SMA Internship Program

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 2023 Seminar event will take place February 12-16, 2023 in Hollywood, California. Selected interns will have the opportunity to travel to the in-person seminar.

SMA Seminar Internship Application & Selection Timeline:

  • September 7 -Applications Open
  • November 4 - Application Deadline
  • November 4-30 - Committee reviews applications and makes final selections. All applicants will be notified by November 30

 

Applications Now Available for 2023 Seminar Student Internship Program!

The Stadium Managers Association (SMA) has opened applications for the 2023 Seminar student intern program, February 12-16, 2022 in Hollywood, California!

This will be the fourteenth year for the intern program. Our 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.

The internship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as students who have recently graduated within the past year.  Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have graduated within the past year or a student with junior, senior, or graduate student standing, a minimum of 2.5 GPA, and a focus in stadium management or an industry related field.

For consideration, the application must be complete and accurate and all applicants must be a current student member of SMA to qualify. 

If you have questions regarding the internship or application please contact Jessica Fink, Associate Director of Membership and Sponsorship.

Student Membership

This is your opportunity for vital resources, new business relationships & so much more. Must be enrolled in a full-time curriculum of undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate studies at an accredited college or university to apply. Recent graduates can apply for student membership if within 12 months of the graduation date.

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A Student membership is $50/year.

If you have questions or would like additional information about the Student or Institutional Membership, please contact our office by email or phone number at 515-282-8192.

The SMA is filled with the best in the industry! Being able to go to the conference and be surround by and learn from those people was an amazing experience. Those connection I formed was an opportunity I would not have elsewhere.

As an intern at the SMA Annual Seminar I was able to get a great hands-on experience coordinating a national conference. As well as make lifelong connections in the facilities, operations, and events field. I am so thankful I was able to have this opportunity and believe it truly helped kickstart my young career!       

SMA offered me a unique experience to be in the room with the sports industry's top professionals and other interns who are interested in similar careers. The networking is invaluable, especially with the other interns. I am so glad I was able to participate in this experience and I highly recommend it to other students who want to get in to stadium management.