Sport Management Partners Program

Sport Management Partners Program

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Join the #BestNetworkInSports and the Michigan Sport Management Partners Program to gain primary access to top student talent for internship experiences that will add valuable education experience for students.

The University Michigan Sport Management Program prepares undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in the global sports industry. Through hands-on, real-world case studies and diverse consulting projects, students engage with the business of sport and sharpen core competencies to fully grasp a wide range of topics. Some examples of past internship experiences include:

  • Marketing: Digital media, sponsorship valuation, market research
  • PR/Communication: Journalism, sports media, graphic design
  • Real Estate: Project management, community and economic impact studies
  • Finance/Accounting: Financial analysis, planning, and statistics
  • Operations: Event planning and execution, facilities management
  • Business/Partnership Development: Ticket sales, branding, sponsorships
  • Community Development: Non-profit management, philanthropy, sport tourism
  • HR/Management: Business administration, organizational development
  • Consulting: Analytics, consumer insight, competition and industry research
  • Talent Representation: Athlete brand building, client research, public policy


By joining the Michigan Sport Management Partners Program, employers commit to posting internship opportunities with the Michigan Sport Management Program and also hiring talented students for internship positions when the fit is mutually beneficial. The Career Development Center and the Sport Management Program will work individually with industry partners to meet intern talent needs. Michigan Sport Management Partners will also have their logo displayed on the program website, will have first access to the Sport Management student resume book, and employer services, including info sessions, fair, and on-campus recruiting. By committing to the Sport Management Partners Program, your brand and sport property will join an elite group of global sport leaders in the Michigan Sport Management network.


To discuss your organization’s specific internship talent needs, please contact:

  • Ryan Olthoff, Internship Coordinator, at or 734-764-2733 OR
  • Amy Fredell, Career Development & Employer Relations Associate, at or 734-763-2563