Internship Credit Information

THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER YOUR SUMMER 2024 INTERNSHIP IS MAY 28 2024

    • You must get approval for credits PRIOR to the start date of the internship. The internship credits must be earned WHILE the work is being completed. The University cannot award credits after the internship is over.

McCormack Dept. of Sport Management Internship Credit Registration Form HERE!

Before starting the Internship Credit Form, make sure:

  • You have an internship and an offer letter.
    • Offer Letter example HERE
  • Your GPA is at least 2.0 AND you will have earned at least 45 credits before beginning your internship
    • Students who don’t meet one or both of these requirements may still be able to arrange an internship for credit by getting special permission from their Academic Dean. You will find the Undergraduate Academic Dean’s Approval Form HERE
    • Isenberg Academic Dean: Shelby Prizio <sprizio@isenberg.umass.edu>
  • If you are a Junior or Senior looking to register for SPORTMGT 498, click this link for the 498 handbook and complete application HERE
    • You will upload the application at the end of this form!
  • Make sure you have adequate room in your schedule to add the credits. You may only take a total of 19 credits without special override approval.
    • Example: You are registered for 17 class credits and want to add a 3 credit internship. This totals 20 credits so you will need a credit limit override. Find the form HERE. The MAX credits per semester is 21.

Other Important Information:

  • LAST DAY TO REGISTER YOUR SPRING 2024 INTERNSHIP IS FEBRUARY 7 2024
  • You do not need an internship to graduate.
  • You are not required to register for credits for your internship, unless the site requires this from you. You can enroll in as little as 1 credit.
  • You must get approval for credits PRIOR to the start date of the internship. The internship credits must be earned WHILE the work is being completed.
      • We cannot award credits after the internship is over.
  • You can take a maximum of 15 ‘practicum’ credits throughout your undergraduate degree (298 and 498 combined).
    • So if you wish to take a 12 credit 498 practicum you take a max of 3 credits of 298.

International Students Only

International students doing a paid internship off-campus and inside the United States must obtain CPT authorization from IPO. Check the CPT guidelines on the IPO website HERE

Credit Options

SPORTMGT 298 Practicum 

  • Please note SPORT MGT Practicum and internship credits cannot be awarded retroactively – meaning you must register and enroll in these credits at the same time the work is being completed.
  • Please note SPORT MGT Practicum 298 credits DO NOT replace sport electives, they count toward overall credit requirement.
  • Each credit is worth 40 hours of work.
    • Example:  If you would like to take this as a 3 credit course, you’d need to work a minimum of 120 hours in total – (about 10 hours per week over 12 weeks of the semester– or any other combination)

SPORTMGT 498 Practicum

Your internship will qualify for the 498 practicum if,

  • You are looking to earn 12 credits
  • The internship runs for approx. 12 weeks @ 35 hours/week
  • You have completed at least 60 credits and at least 9 credits of Sport Management courses
  • You have  2.8 GPA or higher

498 Practicum – Next Steps:

    • Refer to and complete the application that can be found in the 498 handbook to be switched to the Internship Track. Click HERE
      • Note: You will need approval from 2 McCormack faculty to participate on this track. Professor Must cannot be one of them.
      • When completed, attach the completed application at the end of this form in the upload section.
      • For more information, refer to the 498 handbook linked above.

498 Practicum – More Information:

      • Note: Practicum 498 must be taken as 12 credits (and it will replace two sport electives).
      • For the 12 credit option you need to have a full-time role secured (35 hours per week for 12 weeks).

Student Required Documents

Copy of Offer Letter HERE
Copy of Field Experience Acknowledgement Form HERE
Copy of 498 Application HERE

McCormack Dept. of Sport Management Internship Credit Registration Form HERE!

FOR SPORTMGT 298 OR 498 Summer Registration

After you fill out the Internship Credit Registration form above you will need to do the following to complete you registration:

Please clear your cache and history and then click on the link HERE to register for SPORTMGT 298 or 498 in Summer 2024:

You’ll be asked to answer a series of simple questions:

  • Campus Student? YES
  • Academic Dept. or Career Dev.? Academic Dept.
  • First name, last name, UMass email, SPIRE ID
  • Term & Year = Summer 2024
  • Subject & Catalog # Summer 2024 options:
    • SPORTMGT 298
    • SPORTMGT 498
  • Class Number Summer 2024
    • SPORTMGT 298: 25075
    • SPORTMGT  498: 25076
  • Number of Credits = 1.0-12.0 w/approval from Prof. Must
  • Faculty Sponsor = Emily Must
  • Faculty Sponsor Dept. = Sport Management
  • Faculty Sponsor UMass Email = emust@isenberg.umass.edu

Please note that you pay per credit in the winter and summer terms.  Summer 2023 cost  $255/credit plus a $75 registration fee.  3 credits = $840.00

THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER YOUR SUMMER 2024 INTERNSHIP IS MAY 28 2024