PED 490 Internship

Overview:

PED 490 is the internship requirement within the Sport Leadership Program.  A total of 270 hours (45 hours per credit) must be completed in order to receive credit for the 6 credit course. A total of 405 hours must be completed in order to receive credit for the 9 credit course.

Steps:
*Course registration
*Find a site
*Site registration 

Course Registration

New Enrollment Demand Process, 2015-2016 Registration

To enroll in PED 360 students must complete the new enrollment demand process to receive prior approval from their advisor and the course instructor. Click here to complete the registration permit. If there is not an instructor listed on Banner, the student can complete the form using STAFF and the following email: movscieda@gvsu.edu 

The table below provides timelines for 2015-2016 enrollment requests.

Timeline

Semester of Credit

Registration Permit Due From Students

Approved and Registered By

Site Registration By

Spring/Summer '15

April

April

April

Fall '15

June

June

August

Winter '16

November

November

December

Finding An Internship Site

Students are required to seek a location on their own prior to the start of the semester in which they are taking PED 490. The Sport Leadership department is not responsible for finding you a location but will always assist when a student needs help. Once students have secured a site, they should follow the process listed on the PED 360 and PED 490 sections of the Sport Leadership website.

*Just because a place you are interested in doesn't have internships marketed on their website, does not mean you can not reach out and ask!

Look here for places former students have been.

Questions about the practicum experience or process can be directed to Chelsea Brehm at brehmch@gvsu.edu.

Site Registration

In addition to registering for the course, students must also register their internship location with the Career Center Internship Management System (IMS). Students are encouraged to discuss their internship location options with the faculty coordinator to ensure approval. Students are not to begin working at their internship location until approval has been granted by the faculty coordinator. To better understand the site registration process, please read the brief IMS 2.0 Student Manual

Click here to register your internship

Questions to ask yourself when picking a place to work:

  • Will I get enough hours working here?
  • Are the jobs I'm given relevant to Sport Management?
  • How much interaction will I get with current employees/staff?
  • Does this job interest me?
  • What can I bring to this position?

To get the best results students should pick an internship they have a vested interest in, not just somewhere they can get the hours done.

Questions regarding the PED 490 internship or registration process can be directed to Chelsea Brehm at brehmch@gvsu.edu