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Internship Information for Exercise Science & Sport Management Majors

KSS 4275 Field Experience


An individually planned work experience in a business, agency, or program appropriate to the student's area of specialization. The internship experience is designed to familiarize students with both one's field of study as well as the process of obtaining employment.

Purpose & Expectations:

An internship provides an excellent networking opportunity that could lead to full-time employment. It is expected that you will dress, speak, and act professionally at all times. Your professionalism will strongly influence the job opportunities you receive following your internship. You are receiving college credit for the internship and therefore, it should take priority over other commitments.

Prerequisites for registration

  1. Completion of all coursework for Kinesiology & Sports Studies degree - meet with your undergraduate advisor to determine your eligibility for an internship and whether you need to enroll in KSS 4275 for 6 credits (requires 240 hours of internship work experience), 7 credits (requires 280 hours of internship work experience), 8 credits (requires 320 hours of internship work experience), or 9 credits (requires 360 hours of internship work experience).
  2. Submission of a Degree Audit signed by your advisor verifying you have completed all coursework, the Internship Proposal Form, and the Internship Agreement Form to Carol Dhom in the main KSS office.

Important Paperwork

Title Document
Internship Manual DOC
Internship Proposal Form DOC
Internship preparation checklist DOC
Internship completion checklist DOC
Current Internship Opportunities
Internship Agreement Form 6 Credits | 7 Credits | 8 Credits | 9 Credits
Weekly Work Log Sample DOC
Midterm Evaluation Form DOC
Final Evaluation Form DOC
Final Reflection Paper Description DOC

Important Deadlines for Fall 2015 Interns:

Mandatory Meeting for Spring 2016 Interns Sept. 17th @ 4pm or

Sept. 18th @ 8am.  (Lantz Club Room) *you must attend one of these meetings

Deadline to register for internship credit

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 @ 4:00pm (or late date August 28, 2015 @ 4:00pm)
What's due: Signed Degree Audit, Internship Proposal Form, and Internship Agreement Form
How to hand it in: Hand deliver, fax or email to Kathy Hussey at kahussey@eiu.edu

Contract dates:

August 25, 2015 - December 11, 2015

September 1, 2015 - December 11, 2015 (late date contract)

Deadline to complete Midterm Evaluations
Thursday, October 15, 2015 @ 4:00pm
What's due: Midterm Evaluation
How to hand it in: Hand deliver,fax or email to kahussey@eiu.edu.

Deadline to complete all requirements for credit
Friday, December 11, 2015 @ 4:00pm
What's due: Final Evaluation, all Weekly Work Logs, Final Reflection Paper
How to hand it in: Hand deliver, fax or email to Kathy Hussey at kahussey@eiu.edu.

Office Administrator Contact Information:
Carol Dhom 
Department of Kinesiology & Sport Studies
2506 Lantz Arena
600 Lincoln Ave. Charleston, IL 61920
Email: cadhom@eiu.edu
Phone: (217) 581-2215                                                                                   
Fax: (217) 581-7973
Internship Coordinator Contact Information:
Ms. Kathryn Hussey
Department of Kinesiology & Sport Studies
2203 Lantz Arena
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Email: kahussey@eiu.edu
Fax: (217) 581-7973