ERIC Number: EJ700213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-1
Quality Control in the Administration of Sport Management Internships
Kelley, Dennie Ruth
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v75 n1 p28 Jan 2004
The quality of an intern's learning experience is the joint responsibility of the academic internship coordinator, the administrator of the sport management program, and the agency supervisor. The purpose of this article is to identify the areas of administrative concern in the three major components of an internship: the institution granting academic credit for the internship, the agency providing the experiential learning opportunity, and the student who has been placed as an intern in an agency. The article suggests ways to prevent certain administrative problems with the internship and challenges the sport management profession to establish standards that would reduce or eliminate the inconsistency of internship expectations among institutions.
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Program Administration, Student Needs, Standards, Athletics, Experiential Learning
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193, ext. 493 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A