Careers in Sports

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in sports? Here's an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have entry level and internship opportunities that will interest you.

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Sports Careers

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Very few people who enjoy sports wind up playing at the professional level. If you want to work in sports but not as a professional athlete, good news: there are still plenty of opportunities in a variety of fields.

Athletic teams and venues of all levels need to put their best faces forward all the time, even when the team isn’t playing well. If you’re interested in marketing, public relations, or advertising, you might consider working in the publicity or marketing departments as a coordinator or (with a little more experience) supervisor. You might also work with the media if you go the public relations route.

You might also use your knowledge of sports to provide sports coverage to fans. This ranges from photography to journalism (both broadcast and print) to filming sporting events, not to mention compiling the statistics and trivia that tell fans which players are performing the best.

Sports medicine is another popular route, with opportunities in exercise physiology, physical therapy, and athletic training. While some of these careers require advanced training, they are opportunities to consider if you’re interested in medicine and sports.

Many jobs that exist outside the sports world also exist within the sports industry. And don’t limit yourself to professional teams and venues: youth leagues, university athletic departments, sport associations, rec leagues, and schools are all great places to start a sports-related job search.


Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Sports


Zepp Labs Logo

Zepp Labs - Zepp Labs is a Los Gatos, CA based company that “empowers athletes and coaches with meaningful performance information to help them immediately improve their game.”

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Bay Area Wilderness Training - Bay Area Wilderness Training was “founded with the idea that California’s bountiful wilderness areas are a vast – yet untapped – resource for local youth-serving organizations.”

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Stitcher Logo

Stitcher - Stitcher is a San Francisco, CA based company that lets you access “over 20,000+ radio shows and podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Android or PC–anytime, anywhere.”

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Callaway Logo

Callaway - Callaway is a Carlsbad, CA based golf company that aims to "deliver the best performing products the game has ever known."

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Round Star Foundation Logo

Round Star Foundation - Round Star Foundation is a New York, NY based non-profit “dedicated to extending the many benefits soccer can provide to every individual.”

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Pheasants Forever Logo

Pheasants Forever - Pheasants Forever is a St. Paul, MN based non-profit “dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife."

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AllTrails - AllTrails is a San Francisco, CA based startup that provides outdoor enthusiast "with the information and tools to discover top destinations near them.”

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No current job openings.


Shinola Logo

Shinola - Shinola is a Detroit, MI based company that is all about bringing back the strength of American manufacturing by producing watches, bicycles, leather, and journals.

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Easton-Bell Sports Logo

Easton-Bell Sports - Easton-Bell Sports is a Van Nuys, CA based "designer, developer and marketer of sports equipment and accessories that enhance athletic performance and protection."

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Black Diamond Equipment - Black Diamond Equipment is a Salt Lake City, UT based company that is “all about climbing and skiing.”

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AcroSports - AcroSports is a San Francisco, CA based “non-profit organization whose mission is to teach and develop the physical, performing, and circus arts.”

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Job TitleLocation
PreSchool Program ManagerSan Francisco, CA
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Liftopia Logo

Liftopia - Liftopia is a San Francisco, CA based company that helps "skiers and snowboarders get out on the slopes more often, and help alpine resorts generate incremental revenue.”

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Job TitleLocation
VP of MarketingSan Francisco, CA
VP of MarketingSan Francisco, CA
VP of MarketingSan Francisco, CA
Email Marketing ManagerSan Francisco, CA
Seasonal Ski Support RepresentativeSan Francisco, CA
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Nuun Logo

Nuun - Nuun is a hydration focused Seattle, WA based company that “was the first to separate electrolyte replacement from carbohydrates.”

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No current job openings.


Boys & Girls Clubs of America Logo

Boys & Girls Clubs of America - Boys & Girls Clubs of America is an Atlanta, GA based non-profit with clubs across the country that aims to “promote and enhance the development of boys and girls."

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Volcom Logo

Volcom - Volcom is a San Clemente, CA based “designer, marketer and distributor of premium quality young men’s and young women’s clothing, accessories and related products.”

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National Collegiate Scouting Association Logo

National Collegiate Scouting Association - NCSA is a Chicago based company that helps "student athletes and their families navigate the cutthroat, competitive, and confusing world of college recruiting.”

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Yoga Alliance Logo

Yoga Alliance - Yoga Alliance is an Arlington, VA non-profit trade association that exists “to sustain and support the field of yoga.”

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Chicago Run Logo

Chicago Run - Chicago Run is a non-profit that uses running to promote “the health and wellness of Chicago children through innovative, engaging, and sustainable youth programs.”

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RunKeeper Logo

RunKeeper - RunKeeper is Boston, MA based company that “transforms your phone into a personal trainer, helping you track your runs, set your goals, and stay motivated.”

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ZOZI Logo

ZOZI - ZOZI is based in San Francisco, CA, and they want “to make everyone’s passions accessible, and most importantly, help you discover new ones.”

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GameChanger Logo

GameChanger Media - GameChanger Media is a New York, NY based company that is bringing high end scorekeeping and stat keeping technology to amateur sports.

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Thuzio Logo

Thuzio - Thuzio is a New York, NY based company that “provides an online platform that connects the public with professional athletes."

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Upper Deck Logo

Upper Deck - Upper Deck is a Carlsbad, CA based sports and entertainment collectibles company that manufactured the first premium baseball cards.

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Krossover Logo

Krossover - Krossover is a New York, NY based company that is aiming to “disrupt the current sports content, analytics and technology landscape.”

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Fantasy Politics Logo

Fantasy Politics - Fantasy Politics is based in Boston, MA and offers “a fun opportunity for you to build a team of national politicians and pundits and get points from their real life actions.”

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Job TitleLocation
iOS DeveloperNew York, NY
VP of MarketingBoston, MA
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