Internship Opportunities

The Internship component is a critical external field experience providing valuable understanding of the core competencies required to be successful in the sport industry. The program helps arrange internships with various sports organizations and strategic partners for a practical and structured learning opportunity inside and outside the classroom.  Should a student elect to pursue the internship option, he/she would receive credit for completing the internship while enrolled in the program.
 
The MASM program also integrates Experiential Learning Opportunities (ELO's) into our program of study.  ELO's are exciting opportunities to develop partnerships among our students, the MASM program, and area sports organizations through volunteering in the execution of high-profile sports events in the region.  The concept of ELO's is extremely important to our academic program of study as it provides direct, hands-on experience in the students' chosen field of sport management; give the students the opportunities to acquire and apply knowledge in a relevant setting; and contributes significantly to the students' overall understanding of the real world of sport and athletics. 
 
The Charlotte region is teeming with sports teams, organizations and events that lend themselves to exciting and rewarding internship opportunities and ELO's, including professional, college, and amateur/youth sports, sports TV production/broadcasting, auto racing, professional golf, sports marketing firms, sports performance centers, and sports retail outlets.  Specifically, some of our students have gained invaluable experience with:
  • Carolina Panthers (NFL)
  • Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
  • Charlotte Checkers (American Hockey League)
  • Charlotte Knights (International League, AAA Baseball)
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway (NASCAR)
  • Martinsville (VA) Speedway (NASCAR)
  • DC United (MLS)
  • Denver Nuggets (NBA)
  • ESPN Regional Television
  • Miami Dolphins (NFL)
  • Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame
  • Sports Business Journal
  • Tennis Hall of Fame
  • US Open (PGA)
  • Wingate University Athletics 
  • Wingate University Campus Recreation
  • Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation