While it is widely known that internships are a necessary part of landing your first job in the sports industry, many new graduates are at a loss as to how to get an internship. Depending on your aspirations and talents, there are some niches in the industry that will help propel your career more efficiently than others.
If you aspire to work in hockey or baseball, the best place to find an internship is with local minor leagues. Any local team fits into this category. Since local teams tend to be smaller, you are likely to gain more hands-on experience and have more responsibilities than you would interning for the big leagues.
If you are interested in a sports media career, the best place to intern is with sports magazines or radio stations. A public relations internship with either of these will provide you with a good foundation in the media industry.
*If you possess a talent for networking, you can try to land an internship with a professional teams or league. In this case, your most powerful asset will be the fact that you are surrounded by sports industry leaders on a regular basis.
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