Internships & Opportunities

Temple’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management provides students with the tools they need for their future careers. This is accomplished through comprehensive academic programming, and through unique professional development opportunities and real-world experiences, both on campus and beyond.

For School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management students, location is everything. As one of the largest cities in the U.S., Philadelphia is a top destination for tourists, and it is home to key industry organizations and major national sports teams. Students benefit from the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management’s partnerships with many of these organizations through internship opportunities and professional networking events.

Powered by Visit Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, two dynamic destination marketing organizations, the city welcomed 43 million visitors in 2017 to see and experience its attractions. It is the fourth-largest hospitality employer, with 39 hotel brands in Center City and more than 16,000 hotel rooms that span the city. Visitors and residents enjoy

  • a thriving arts and cultural scene, where you’ll find more than 700 Zagat-rated restaurants, the Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art;
  • lively sports and entertainment venues, including The Pennsylvania Convention Center and Sports Complex;  
  • notable historic landmarks, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall; and
  • world-class events, such as the Wawa Welcome America festival, Philadelphia Flower Show and Budweiser Made in America Festival.

Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management students also have access to an expansive network of alumni, industry leaders and local organizations including

Internship Program

As part of the curriculum at the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, all undergraduate students are required to complete two separate internships during their junior and senior years.  

The program is intended to complement academic coursework with hands-on industry experience, ensuring students receive approximately 1,000 hours of industry-related work to acquire the skills necessary to become desirable candidates when they enter the workforce.

Learn more about the internship program.

Careers

Graduates of the Sport and Recreation Management BS program are prepared to pursue a variety of careers and opportunities within the sport industry. Career opportunities or areas of focus include

  • account executive,
  • account manager,
  • brand manager,
  • event and venue manager,
  • fitness director,
  • sports agent and
  • sports marketing manager.

Graduates are also prepared to enter fields such as

  • campus services,
  • college athletics and sport administration,
  • Olympic athletics,
  • private and commercial sport industry companies,
  • professional sport operations,
  • public recreation and park agencies,
  • public relations,
  • recreation management,
  • sales and promotions,
  • sports analytics, and
  • youth sports.

Career Services

Center for Student Professional Development

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management Center for Student Professional Development offers students assistance with everything from professional development workshops to securing a position after graduation. The team at the center is available to help students with

  • internship and job selection,
  • interview practice, and  
  • résumé and cover letter development.

Contact

Gain valuable career guidance in person by visiting the Center for Student Professional Development on Temple’s Main Campus.

Center for Student Professional Development
Speakman Hall, Ste. 108
1810 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: 215-204-8145
Email: sthmcspd@temple.edu

Annual Career Fair

Each year, the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management hosts a Career Fair, which brings together students, alumni and industry partners spanning the sport, tourism, recreation, hospitality and event industries. Partners include Aramark, Comcast Spectacor, The Logan Hotel, The Philadelphia Soul, ESM Productions, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia Phillies, Salamander Hotels & Resorts, and more. The event is open to all undergraduate and graduate students in the school.

Spring Seminar

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management’s annual spring seminar is a networking opportunity for students. This roundtable event helps students learn more about the professional world of sport, tourism and hospitality management through 15-minute roundtable discussions with industry partners.

STHM Passport

STHM Passport is a centralized location through which current students can upload their résumés, browse internship and job opportunities, log industry hours, and learn about and register for professional development workshops and corporate recruiting events.

Access STHM Passport.

University Career Center

You can also visit the university’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

Career services can provide

Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.

Outcomes

Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Sport and Recreation Management Major may include the following examples.

Career

Median Salary*

Agents & Business Managers of Artists, Performers, & Athletes

$66,040.00

Coaches & Scouts

$33,780.00

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

$63,230.00

Public Relations Specialist

$59,300.00

Social & Community Service Managers

$65,320.00

Talent Directors

$71,680.00

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).