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 2022 Seminar event will take place February 13-17, 2022 in Hollywood Beach, Florida. Selected interns will have the opportunity to travel to the in-person seminar.

SMA Seminar Internship Application & Selection Timeline:

  • October - Applications will be made available to interested students
  • Mid-November - Application submission deadline is November 19, 2021
  • Late-November - Committee reviews applications and makes final selections. All applicants will be notified by late November

 

Applications Now Available for 2022 Seminar Student Internship Program!

The Stadium Managers Association (SMA) has opened applications for the 2022 Seminar student intern program, February 13-17, 2021 in Hollywood Beach, Florida!

This will be the thirteenth 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.

NEW for 2022:
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 Devin Keyes, Associate Director of Education.

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 $100/year.

SMA acknowledges there may be financial barriers when applying for Student membership. The Board of Directors would like to offer students the opportunity to receive a discounted membership by doing the following:

  • Complete an application
  • Submit an essay on why you want to join SMA and how joining would align with your professional goals (500-1,000 words)

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 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 network with stadium managers, whether during sessions or social events, and  to talk about my career goals.

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!       

The Internship was a great experience that provided me with the opportunity to learn valuable skills. It allowed me to network with some of the greatest stadium managers, as well as others in the industry.  It provided me with more experience in events and allowed me to expand my organization, communication, and leadership skills.

Stadium Managers Association Intern Program is an incredible opportunity to learn and network. From high level speakers and lively group discussions to multiple stadium tours, SMA is fun and educational. A great weeklong internship that will leave you with connections forever.

The SMA Internship program was an amazing experience for me professionally and academically. I was able to gain experience that I wouldn't be able to in the classroom such as listening to and learning from industry professionals about different sectors of the industry. This is stuff that no textbook can teach you!

My time as an SMA student intern produced some of my favorite memories as a college student. I was able to not only network with some of the most impactful people in the sport industry but gain tangible insight and results as a young student getting ready to enter the work force. SMA introduced me to NASCAR, the organization I now have the pleasure to work for, and I encourage every student getting ready to enter the industry to take advantage of this awesome opportunity!