Practicum and Internships

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KNH 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.

KNH 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.

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

For more information on internship and practicum opportunities please utilize the Internship Resources tab above or contact:

Dr. Sam Morris: morrissp@miamioh.edu for KNH 495: Practicum in Sport Leadership and Management, or 

Mr. Neal Ternes: ternesnc@miamioh.edu for KNH 340: Internships