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Athletics | Internship Program

Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) is excited to offer students the opportunity to gain experience working in athletics through our comprehensive internship program. The program, which runs in three semesters (fall, spring, summer), includes offerings in communications, marketing, equipment management, and game day management, to name a few.


Applicants understand that it is a volunteer student internship. If your institution approves, this internship may be applied to volunteer/community service hours or course credit. Working with SUNO Knights Athletics provides a unique, comprehensive opportunity to learn about and participate in various aspects of athletics, from social media to facilities management. If you are looking for a hands-on experience that allows you to immerse yourself in athletic programs, this internship is for you!


SUNO Athletics considers high school, college undergraduate, and college graduate students for a number of our internship opportunities. High school students must have consent from their parent(s) or legal guardian to be an intern. This is a unique opportunity for high school students especially to gain experience being in a collegiate environment.


Our internship program is not only in-depth and hands-on, but it also provides students with fresh perspectives and experiential learning. Interns receive practical knowledge as they interact with leadership in athletics and academia.


Interested students may learn more about the program and apply here: 

 Athletic Communications and Marketing

Set up scorer’s table for each home contest

● Assist sports information director with writing of game previews and recaps

● Help develop end-of-season recaps and publications for conference office

● Assist with in-game statistics (spotting, input, calling, etc.)

● Help coaches and players with interviews

● Pitch stories to media

● Research historical data and records for each sport and create archive system

● Organize digital assets

● Update student-athlete and coach bios at the end of each season

● Compile season stats: career records and bests, season highlights, coaching records, etc.

● Transcribe interviews

● Help develop publications

● Maintain media database

● Capture video content for social media reels

● Help sports information director fulfill media requests and set up interviews with student-athletes and athletics staff

● Assist with planning and execution of media days

● Help locate volunteers for game operations

● Help maintain content calendar

Equipment/Team Manager

Assist coaches with set up and breakdown for practices

● Wash uniforms

● Ensure teams have all equipment and uniforms for travel

● Possible travel with teams

● Provide water during practices and games

● Assist game day operations staff with setting up for games and ensuring balls are stored

Game Day Operations

Assist marketing team with promotional activities

● Escort visiting team to locker room

● Ensure locker rooms are locked during game and prior to halftime

● Escort special guests

● Ensure ball boys/girls are in place during volleyball matches/basketball games

● Operate scoreboard/game clock

● Make sure balls are available for teams for warmups/halftime and that all balls are stored postgame

● Dust mop during volleyball and basketball games

● Set up and break down gym for volleyball and basketball games

● Assist communications team with scorer’s table set up.

Video and Production

Assist sports information director in setting up HBCU League Pass Plus live stream

● Work with HBCULP+ contact to test stream at least 30 minutes prior to event/game beginning

● Run Production Truck software that connects the game camera to HBCULP+

● Test Announcer mic

● Ensure music is set up and running properly

● Send game clips to Gulf Coast Athletic Conference team

○ Requires intern to look at game film breakdown and select the top plays that are highlighted within the software

Marketing/In-Game Promotions (develop fan contests/activities during games)

Develop in-game activities for fans to participate in

● Assist with elevating game environment

● Assist sports information director in promoting athletic events throughout the community (phone calls, emails, site visits)

● Assist with placement of sponsor/advertisement logos on LED display

● Help sports information coordinate with facilities management and other campus staff for any special events led by athletics (community day, high school day, special recognition during games/events)

Interested students may learn more about the program and apply here: