Internships & Employment Resources

Practical experience is a key component of students' educational preparation for work in the sport industry. All students in the sport administration programs will complete an internship prior to graduation. This internship may be completed with any organization in the sport industry in a field or position related to sport communication, business, or administration. The work involved in an internship should approximate that of a full time position with the organization. Ideally, the internship will serve as a tool to help a student progress in his/her chosen field.



Students in the MSU Sport Administration programs have completed internships with a variety of organizations, ranging from professional sport, to collegiate sport, to recreational sport. You can view online portfolios from some recent internships at the following link:

Potential Internship Sites:

Professional Sport:

  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • New Jersey Nets
  • Memphis Redbirds (AAA Baseball)
  • Birmingham Barons (AA Baseball)
  • Mississippi Braves (AA Baseball)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Hendrick Motorsports
  • Viking Classic PGA Tournament
  • IMG Academies
  • Atlanta Spirit, LLC (Parent company of Atlanta Hawks, Thrashers, and Phillips Arena)

Collegiate Sport:

  • Mississippi State Athletics
  • Vanderbilt Athletics
  • Tennessee Athletics
  • Auburn Athletics
  • UAB Athletics
  • College of Charleston Athletics
  • North Texas Athletics
  • Allstate Sugar Bowl
  • College World Series (Omaha, NE)
  • Learfield Sports

Olympic Sport:

  • U.S. Olympic Training Center (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • USA Rugby (Colorado Springs, CO)

Media Organizations:

  • Commercial Dispatch (newspaper in Columbus, MS)
  • Starkville Daily News (newspaper in Starkville, MS)
  • WCBI-TV (CBS affiliate for Columbus, MS)
  • WKRN-TV (ABC affiliate in Nashville, TN)
  • WLBT-TV (NBC affiliate in Jackson, MS)
  • WQOX (radio station in Memphis, TN)
  • WQJB (radio station in Starkville, MS)
  • College Sports Publishing LLC

Recreational Sport:

  • Mossy Oak Productions
  • Starkville Parks & Recreation
  • Virginia Beach Field House (Virginia Beach, VA)