Since 2001, the University of Notre Dame Athletics Department has offered an extensive internship program utilizing interns in various aspects of Athletics Administration. Athletics Department Interns are classified as full-time employees and are considered valuable members of the Athletics Department staff. Athletics Department Interns are provided the opportunity to learn a great deal about their specific area of interest while also gaining valuable hands-on experience in the successful overall operation of an NCAA Division I Athletics Program. We also strive to provide our interns with every possible opportunity to grow via endless professional development opportunities. Notre Dame has attracted interns from all over the country and from some of the top sport management programs (graduate and undergraduate) in the nation. Many former interns have secured lucrative employment upon completion of their internship or left to pursue graduate degrees from various prestigious universities. Our internship program provides FT positions in the following sub-departments of Athletics: Compliance; Compton Family Ice Arena; Equipment; Fighting Irish Media; Football Operations; Marketing; Strength & Conditioning; Student Welfare & Development; Ticketing.

Most positions will begin on or around July 1st however there are transition times throughout the year in our intern group where we may be hiring so important to always check our jobs website for current opportunities.

A key component of our Fighting Irish Internship Expereince includes a commitment to helping you develop as a professional.

  • Senior Administrators host a social gathering at least once a month where interns will get to network, build relationships, and learn their story and advice for successful careers in the business
  • Monthly Intern Development Sessions to include guest speakers; educational sessions; self-awareness assessments; etc.
  • Resume/Cover Letter workshops as well as Mock Interviews
  • Connection points with other interns on campus and in the industry
  • Special projects and volunteer opportunities in areas outside of your sub-department
  • Annual field trip to Indianapolis to interact and network with staff members from the various sports organizations in that area: Horizon League; Indianapolis Colts; Indiana Sports Corp; NCAA


  • Click Here to view the university benefits available to interns.

Our Internship Program provides an hourly rate of $8.65 an hour plus overtime at time and a half ($18,000, not including overtime).

Estimated Application Period: April 17th- May 31st
Approximate Start Date: July 1st
Approximate End Date: June 30th

If your degree requires or allows you to seek out internships for credit in the world of collegiate athletics, we encourage you to fill out the application below as well and express interest in our program. These opportunities are strictly for academic credit and the experience must be contributing to the degree you are pursuing (undergraduate or graduate). These are not paid positions. Applicants are responsible for finding and paying for their own housing (we can provide some suggestions) and other needs for the full duration of their internship. Please note due to our extensive Full-Time Internship Program outlined above our opportunities to fulfill these requests are limited each semester. Areas of our department we have previously had interns for credit before include but are not limited to – Fighting Irish Media, Event Management, Sport Camps/Community Commitment, and Sports Performance.

Once you complete this application we will be in touch should an opportunity arise to help you fulfill these requirements. If selected for an internship for credit, your supervisor will work with you on your requirements and ensure you are on track to reach the goals set for this experience. An added bonus for completing an internship for-credit with us is that you are fully immersed in a high-profile Division I athletics department. You are also included in the professional development programming that the year-long Fighting Irish Interns are exposed to.

Please note we have a high volume of tremendously qualified individuals applying and there may not be availability in your area of interest.