Opportunities for Academic Internships
The Lehigh Athletics Department has a long and successful history of providing meaningful internship experiences that are required as part of academic programs in sports management, educational administration, journalism, marketing, and media/public relations. Students from Lehigh, DeSales, East Stroudsburg, and Temple (among others) have gained valuable experience, resume value, professional references, as well as academic credit for their work within the Lehigh Athletics Department.
Because Lehigh values the internship experience enough to provide to interns a significant level of responsibility, and because a number of our interns have enjoyed such positive experiences that they subsequently embarked upon careers in coaching or athletics administration, the selection process for interns has been quite competitive.
Candidates should expect to prepare a thorough resume and or introductory letter including self-assessed strengths, interests, and ambitions, and a list of current references should be included, as well as the internship coordinator from the home institution. Most internships also will require an interview prior to selection.
Academic internships will not include any additional compensation, and students will be expected to maintain active student health insurance coverage.
Academic Internship Opportunities
Following is a non-exclusive list of academic internship opportunities:
- Athletics Business/Travel Office
- Athletics Compliance and Recruitment
- Contact: Taryn Gall at email@example.com
- This position is currently unavailable
- Summer Camp Operations
- Ticket Sales and Marketing
- Corporate Affiliation Programs
- Media Relations and Sports Information
- Multimedia & Graphic Design
- Contact: Erin Iwaskiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Position Description (pdf) - coming soon
- Athletics Fund Raising
- Athletics Technology/Website Management
- Mulvihill Golf Learning Center
- Fitness Management
Opportunities for Paid Internships
The Lehigh Athletics Department has historically supported a few paid internship opportunities. The availability of these positions varies from year-to-year, dependent upon overall staffing decisions.
These positions are essentially "apprenticeship" positions intended for candidates that have completed at least an undergraduate degree (many have completed masters degrees), and who desire to pursue a career in athletics.
Paid Internship Opportunities (may not be available each year)
- Facilities and Event Management:
Lehigh University, Department of Athletics is accepting applications for a Facilities and Events Intern. This is a 12 month internship with a preferred start date of July 1, 2009 (negotiable). A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. Strong organizational, interpersonal and computer skills are required. Interns must work evenings and weekends as necessary, and must hold a valid drivers license. Responsibilities include participating in the management and operations of numerous athletic facilities. Event management duties include a wide variety of intercollegiate contests, external events including an NFL Training Camp, trade shows and University events. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and references to: Director of Facilities and Events, Rauch Fieldhouse, 123 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015. Candidates may fax (610-758-6597) or e-mail (email@example.com). Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Lehigh University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Summer Camps:
This has been a summer position (3 months) focused on providing support for a large and diverse summer camps operation. Strong computer skills, organizational abilities, and the capacity to handle the unexpected are desirable qualifications.
For more information, contact Greg Strobel at firstname.lastname@example.org