Strategies for Landing a Great Internship in Sports Presented by JobsInSports.com

Securing an internship in the sports world is, for many, the first step in a long and satisfying career. Individuals seeking sports-related internships can improve their odds of landing one by implementing these techniques.

1. Start early. Many sports teams set up internships far in advance of the season’s start. This means potential interns should start looking at opportunities as early as possible to know what is out there and what the application requirements are.

2. Research your heroes. Biographies and autobiographies about sports professionals often offer stories about how industry greats got their start—and got ahead. These can provide valuable lessons for industry newcomers.

3. Spread your net wide. Look in the right places (including on job sites like JobsInSports.com) and take what you can get. Even if it is not a dream position, it will likely provide valuable experience.

4. Build your network. This means befriending anyone you can in the course of your work, doing a great job, and generally establishing yourself as part of the sports community. Eventually, this can lead to more internships and jobs.

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JobsInSports.com provides unparalleled access to full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities in sports. From marketing professors, JobsInSports.com has earned praise for its relevance to internship seekers. From happily placed interns, JobsInSports.com regularly receives thanks.

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With an A+ rating and accreditation from the Better Business Bureau, JobsInSports.com connects talented job seekers to some of the most desirable roles in the worlds of sports and entertainment. Founded in 1998, JobsInSports.com was among the first websites specifically created for individuals who are chasing internships, contracts, and full-time positions in the sports industry. The service, indeed, covers all the bases in the field of sports, from front-office opportunities to positions at major broadcast networks and sports agencies. In addition, JobsInSports.com frequently lists jobs such as positions at equipment manufacturers, local stadiums, and retail outlets, which ensures an even greater breadth of offerings for members. With one of the largest databases of sports positions available online and a widespread reputation for having the most up-to-date listings, JobsInSports.com holds pride of place among other sports classifieds websites. Typically, JobsInSports.com lists in excess of 4,000 jobs and 1,000 internships from more than 5,000 employers, a strong testament to the company’s enduring value to job seekers. JobsInSports.com also offers services such as direct recommendation to prospective employers. In a national study of sports employers, 93 percent of those surveyed noted that they would be "likely" or "far more likely" to hire members of JobsInSports.com, with an additional 89 percent seeing internally recommended members as “prequalified” for a given position. Additional information on the numerous membership benefits of JobsInSports.com is available through the company website.
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