Athletic Department Mission Statement

We guide and support the James Madison University Student-Athletes in their quest for excellence - academically, athletically and socially.  Above all else, we exist to prepare our Student-Athletes for productive and meaningful lives.

Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15
Fall: March 15 

As a practicum or internship student with the JMU Athletics Department, you will be given the opportunity to apply your classroom learning to practical experiences within intercollegiate athletics in order to build a more rewarding educational experience at JMU.  JMU Athletics relies heavily on the participation of interns and practicum students, so you can expect to gain valuable insight on the day-to-day responsibilities of supervisors and their offices.  These opportunities are intended to enhance your experience and knowledge of the intercollegiate sports industry.  All practicum and internship positions are non-paid.

The JMU Athletics Department holds an information night at the start of the fall and spring semesters. This event provides an overview of the opportunities available, information on the application process and a chance to ask questions of the area supervisors.  The next information night will be held:

Date: February 18, 2014
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Where: Plecker Athletic Center, Football Team Meeting Room
What: 2014 Fall opportunities         

To ensure that your application is accepted and/or considered, please follow the steps outlined below. Note: some area supervisors request additional documentation.  Please refer to that area's practicum/internship link for more information. The deadlines listed above have been set by the Athletics Department.  You should refer to your academic advisor for date requirements for your practicum or internship.

Step 1: Review your practicum or internship requirements for your major.

Step 2: Use the links below to view descriptions and identify which positions align with your personal goals and interests.

Step 3: Download the application - located at the top of this webpage - and complete.

Step 4: Submit a cover letter, resume, completed application, and any other supporting documents to the contact listed prior to the deadline.

Athletics Department Offices Which Offer Practicums and/or Internships: