Yale Athletics Internship Program

Since 1994, the Yale Athletic Department has offered an extensive Internship Program, utilizing interns in every aspect of athletic administration. Yale Interns are considered valuable members of the athletic staff. Traditionally, positions are offered in the areas of Alumni Relations and Development,  Compliance, Ticket Operations, Facility Operations, Marketing and Promotions, Sports Publicity, Physical Education & Fitness Center, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Medicine, Club Sports, and Varsity Sport Administration. Yale Interns are given the opportunity to learn a great deal about their specific area of interest while gaining valuable hands-on experience in the successful overall operation of a NCAA Division I athletic program.

"I could not have gotten the great opportunity I had at Brown University without taking the internship at Yale. It is always difficult after having a full time position such as I had to take an internship, however to gain the valuable experience of the Ivy League and Division I was well worth it. I am grateful for the opportunity Yale gave me to enhance my career."

Todd P. Phelps
Assistant Director of Athletics
Stony Brook University
Yale Facilities Intern 2001-02


"The experiences that I had and knowledge that I gained during my time as a Yale intern have certainly helped me to attain my current position and I believe will continue to help me in the future. The responsibilities which I was given were directly applicable to my interests and I had ownership of several of the projects that I worked on throughout the year. Not only did I learn a great deal about athletics marketing and development through managing projects such as football tailgating and alumni events, my professional development was aided by the interactions I had with others in the office, around campus and in the New Haven community. My internship at Yale was a great introduction to the practical day to day operations of a Division I intercollegiate athletics program."

Beth Taimi
Associate Athletic Director, Union College
Yale Marketing Intern 2005-06

"My experience as an intern at Yale exposed me to a wide range of areas with Athletic Administration; however, the most beneficial aspect of my experience was the fact that I had legitimate duties and responsibilities that were integral to the overall operation of an NCAA Division I athletics department. Even though I attended graduate school prior to my experience at Yale, it was my year at Yale that really gave me the practical tools to be an effective administrator. The interns at Yale are given the opportunity to lead and make decisions, which is crucial before taking the next step. Finally, the outstanding educational and cultural aspects of being at a place like Yale truly supplemented my work experience and helped me understand the role of intercollegiate athletics in higher education."

Tyler Fleming
Sr. Associate Director of Athletics
Catholic University
Yale Varsity Sports Administration Intern 2001-2002

Yale has attracted Interns from all over the country and from some of the top sport management programs (graduate and undergraduate) in the nation. Below is a list of organizations where former Interns have secured full-time jobs. The quality of the list and the success that former Yale Interns have enjoyed early in their careers speaks for itself.

Former Yale Interns have secured full-time positions at the following organizations:

  • ACAC Fitness and Wellness Center
  • Assumption College
  • Boston College
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Brown University
  • Catholic University
  • Clark University
  • College of William & Mary
  • Connecticut Orthopedic Specialists
  • Dartmouth College
  • Fairfield Surgery Center
  • Farleigh Dickinson University
  • Harvard University
  • Ivy League
  • Lafayette College
  • Major League Soccer
  • Manhattan College
  • Mercer University
  • New York Red Bulls
  • Nichols College
  • Octagon Sport Marketing
  • Pacific-10 Conference
  • Peak Performance Physical Therapy
  • Princeton University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rhode Island Hospital
  • Rutgers University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Saint Anselm College
  • Saint Joseph's College
  • San Jose State University
  • Springfield (MA) College
  • St. Vincent's Health Care
  • Stanford University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Syracuse University
  • The Benjamin School
  • Towson University
  • Union College
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Denver
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Missouri
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • Wagner Sports Group
  • Washington Redskins
  • Wellesley (MA) College
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Wesleyan University
  • West Virginia University
  • Wheaton (MA) College
  • Xavier High School
  • Yale University


Yale Athletics is seeking interns for the academic year. These internships are un-paid and applicants must be enrolled in school and receive credit. Along with valuable experience, interns will receive the following:

  • Monthly breakfast/lunch with administrators and coaches to discuss current issues in collegiate athletics.
  • Career counseling, including resume review and interview practice
  • Exposure to areas outside of their primary focus through participation in contest management meetings and other events
  • Participation in an intern listserv where pertinent articles and other information is shared
  • Mentorship in area outside your internship area

Internships can vary in length. Criteria for candidacy vary with each position.

Those interested in the positions should contact Jessica Chrabaszcz at jessica.chrabaszcz@yale.edu