The University of Louisville Athletic Association, Inc. (ULAA), has developed a practical, career-building internship model to prepare the next generation of athletic administrators and sports industry professionals. This exclusive ten-month program offers hands-on experience and programming opportunities for passionate, hardworking graduate or professional degree-seeking students to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in athletic administration. Positions are available within several focus areas and prepares interns for an entry- or mid-level position in athletic administration and/or the sports industry.
Interns are awarded financial aid to cover a portion of tuition (amount dependent upon funding and number of interns accepted). If intern's tuition is already paid in full, the financial aid may be used as a stipend to cover living expenses. As a point of reference, in the past stipends have been between $500-$600 per month.
***Note: Financial aid received from the internship program may affect the intern's loan received from another source. Interns should check with the UofL Financial Aid Office for more information prior to accepting the internship.
Practical experience at a NCAA Division I (FBS) institution in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Comprehensive personal and professional development Networking opportunities with athletic administrators, influential leaders, business executives, and experts within the sports industry.
Development of transferrable job skills.
One-on-one mentorship from a staff member.
Other possible perks may include, but are not limited to: game tickets, volunteer opportunities at events (e.g., NCAA Championship events hosted by UofL) adidas and/or UofL merchandise.
Must be a graduate or professional degree-seeking student who will be enrolled full-time (as determined by student's academic program) at the University of Louisville for the 2021-22 academic year.
An undergraduate student may be admitted; however, the student must be referred to Athletics Human Resources by a permanent Athletic Department staff member prior to applying. Referral emails must be sent by the Athletic Department staff member to athinterns@GoCards.com. Additionally, the undergraduate student must be enrolled full-time (as determined by student's academic program) at the University of Louisville for the 2021-22 academic year.
Interns are expected to be able to work physically on campus; therefore, candidates enrolled in a UofL online program that are not able to physically be on campus each week will not be considered (Note: telecommuting may be acceptable for some internship roles given the current pandemic; however, once the University returns fully to on-campus operations, interns will be expected to work on-site).
Interns must be committed to stay for the entire duration of the program. Mid-year graduates will not be considered for the 10-month internship. Undergraduate applicants that graduate mid-year must enroll full-time in a graduate program the following semester.
About University of Louisville Athletic Association
The University of Louisville is a state supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. UofL is a NCAA Division I institution with an athletics program that competes at the Football Bowl Subdivision level as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. UofL sponsors 23 varsity sports programs, including 10 men's and 13 women's teams. For more about UofL, visit www.louisville.edu or www.gocards.com.