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Practicum and Internships

SLM 495: Practicum in Sport Leadership and Management MPC - Senior Capstone 
This course is a practicum designed for Sport Leadership and Management majors but open to all students across campus. The course is comprised of two significant components. One component is devoted to the four tenants of the Global Miami Plan: thinking critically, understanding contexts, engaging with other learners, and reflecting and acting. The other component comprised of a mandatory practicum experience; i.e., an internship. In order to fulfill the internship component students must complete a minimum of 120-hours of service to their site.
You must have senior-status (i.e., 96+ credit hours) prior or concurrent to your enrollment in this course.

SLM 340: Internship (0-20 credits hours)
Internships are a directed practical experience for the student under the guidance of on-site and KNH faculty supervisors.

For more information on internship and practicum opportunities please contact:

Dr. Sam Morris: for SLM 495: Practicum in Sport Leadership and Management, or 

Examples of Internship Placements for SLAM Students:    

SLAM students are participating in internships with professional sports teams (e.g., Columbus Blue Jackets, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Browns, Columbus Crew), the Miami University Athletic Department (e.g., marketing, game operations, coaching interns), sport agencies (e.g. Western & Southern Tennis Open, Munoz Foundation, NFL Play 60, Columbus Marathon) and community recreation and sport programs (e.g., Oxford Parks & Recreation, Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton, local school districts).  

Professional Sports Teams

  • Cincinnati Bengals 
  • Cincinnati Reds 
  • Cleveland Browns 
  • Columbus Blue Jackets 
  • Columbus Crew 
  • Durham Bulls AAA Baseball Team 
  • Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium 
  • Texas Rangers 
  • Toldeo Mudhens

Sport Agencies

  • Columbus Marathon 
  • Hurricane Junior Golf Tour 
  • Mopar Marketing 
  • Munoz Foundation 
  • NFL Play 60 
  • ProCamps 
  • Western and Southern Open 
  • Zilker Technology

Miami Athletics

  • Athletic Communications 
  • Athletic Equipment 
  • Athletic Ticket Office 
  • Football Team 
  • Recreation Center 
  • Sports Marketing 
  • Red and White Club

Community Recreation & Sport

  • Butler County Visitors Bureau 
  • E-coach 
  • Indian Ridge Golf Course 
  • Lakota High School 
  • Oxford Parks and Recreation

Internship Resources

SLAM students are encouraged to gain as much practical (e.g., internship) experience as is possible.

If you are a Senior:

  • SLAM majors with Senior status should enroll for SLM 495: Practicum in Sport Leadership and Management.
  • SLM 495 requires a concurrent internship experience that coincides with the class (this is the difference between a practicum and an internship).
  • Students in SLM 495 need a minimum of 120 contact-hours during their enrollment in the course.
  • Many students take SLM 495 online during the summer after their Junior year. The benefit of doing so is that students are not campus-bound (e.g., many students even intern abroad). The cost is that this necessitates summer tuition.

If you are not a Senior:

  • Students who want to earn course credits for internship experiences should visit the SLM front office in Phillips Hall, room 106.
  • Students will be prompted to complete paperwork and will be referred to a faculty supervisor who will administer the credit-for-internship process.

Miami University Career Services

Building Location: 45 Armstrong Center

Office Phone: 513-529-3831

Email Address:



Some places to consider within an hour of Oxford, Ohio are included below. However, these lists are not comprehensive and you are encouraged to conduct your own research on places where you may be able to secure opportunities.

Sports Jobs Search Engines

Miami University Sports Departments

Area Professional Sports Organizations

Area Professional Sports Foundations

Area Professional Sports Camps

Area College Athletic Programs

Area High School Athletic Programs

Area YMCAs

Area Recreation and Outdoor Sports Organizations

Area Sport Tourism and Convention & Visitors Bureaus (CVB's)

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