By Mark Tudi |

Is an internship right for you?  Is it a matter of necessity, or can you grow a career in sports without an internship?  For many I’ve talked to, they feel that an internship in sports in nothing more than getting into the sweaty, stinky Kielbasa costume and running the race during the 7th inning stretch in Milwaukee.  While some internships might require you to do less than glorious tasks, most offer real working experience that will help you stand out from other candidates.

You have to decide if you’re willing to make the sacrifice no matter the guarantee (or lack thereof).  You have to decide whether or not you are willing to do whatever it takes to work in sports.

With that being said, does an internship lead to another job?  Absolutely!  That’s how you get a job in sports.  Brian Cashman started as an intern for the Yankees and he is now the General Manager.  There are literally thousands of stories like that.  The challenge is to make sure the internship relates to your individual skill set and passion.  If those match up, you will like your job, succeed at it, and have the best chance at moving up to better, higher paying positions.

© 2009 by Mark Tudi

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