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Internships give students the opportunity to gain experience in key businesses such as event management companies, talent agencies, film studios and more in locations like New York City, Los Angeles and even out of the country.  Learn more about these internship experiences from the SAEM students featured below.

Pictured is Stephanie Driscoll, an SAEM major and marketing intern for the Mario Lemieux Foundation. | Photo by Jim JudkisStephanie Driscoll

Marketing intern for the Mario Lemieux Foundation


"My ultimate goal is to pursue the marketing side of the sports industry, but I am open to all of the different possibilities and opportunities offered in sports and beyond. Learning to be open to jobs you honestly didn’t expect is one of the added benefits of the SAEM major."

Read about Stephanie's internship experience.


Pictured is sport, arts and entertainment management student Adam Valen. | Photo by Jim JudkisAdam Valen

Marketing intern for Altar TV and Drusky Entertainment


"Ideally, I see myself working in live entertainment and concert promotions. I attended the Pollstar Conference in Los Angeles with the SAEM club this past semester. It was a great experience and inspired me to pursue work in L.A. after graduation. If you have an interest in live entertainment, you would definitely be interested in the SAEM program at Point Park."

Read about Adam's internship experience.

Pictured is Rachel Winkler, sport, arts and entertainment management student interning for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. | Photo by Em Watson, courtesy of Jacob's Pillow DanceRachel Winkler

Ticket services and marketing intern for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival


"When I told my mom that I was applying, she got so excited and began telling me stories of how my grandparents used to take her to see dance performances there when she was growing up. After I was offered the internship position, I went to the SAEM faculty for their opinions. Professors David Rowell and Teresa Gregory praised this opportunity and I am pleased to have listened."

Read about Rachel's internship experience.

Pictured is SAEM student and intern for the Altoona Curve, Samantha Lynn. | Photo by Emily EricksonSamantha Lynn

Associate intern in marketing for the Altoona Curve


"I’ve had countless opportunities to gain hands-on experience and meet with professionals currently working in the industry. The SAEM professors are always willing to help in any way possible to see their students succeed. Being a part of the SAEM club has also allowed me to gain hands-on experience in planning and executing events as well as attend professional conferences such as Pollstar Live! in Los Angeles."

Read about Samantha's internship experience.

Pictured is SAEM major and intern for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Evan Schall. | Photo by Jim JudkisEvan Schall

Media relations intern for the Pittsburgh Pirates


"Ideally, I would like to get a job in sports, either in baseball or hockey … I believe I have done a good job of getting my foot in the door (at least in Pittsburgh) so hopefully I will be able to find a career doing what I love."

Read about Evan's internship experience.


Pictured is SAEM and dance double major Hannah Finch.Hannah Finch

Intern for the company Walking Thumbs


"This experience is an amazing resume builder and I learn something new every day.  I'm excited to see what connections and possibilities I am yet to discover."

Read about Hannah's internship experience.




Pictured is SAEM student and Disney intern Ashley Dobransky.Ashley Dobransky

Disney College Program intern


"Now with Disney’s training, I will have a great company to list on my resume and an entirely new set of skills in place for my next job. Overall, the parks and recreation industry is a fun way to learn the basics and interact with people from different cultures."

Read about Ashley's internship experience.



Pictured is SAEM student Megan Hoffman.Megan Hoffman

Marketing intern for the Pittsburgh Steelers


"As the marketing intern, many phone calls come to me so I must serve as the 'voice' of the marketing department. People call with questions, complaints, and seeking general information, so I need to know how to properly answer their questions and where to direct their inquiries.  Also, I organize company sponsorship listings from the previous season and assist with events going on at Heinz Field.  A number of different tasks can come up during my workday, so I always have to be prepared to complete them."

Read about Megan's internship experience.



SAEM student and music industry intern Max Kovalchuk. Max Kovalchuk

Intern at Stage AE and College Marketing Representative for Sony Music Entertainment, Pittsburgh


"I realized this would be a great opportunity for me to get more involved and it would also be a way for me to see what it actually takes to put on concerts."

Read about Max's internship and work experiences in the music industry.

SAEM student Chelsea Smith is a marketing intern for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.Chelsea Smith

Marketing intern at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh


"My key responsibilities include sending out donation requests, updating and commenting on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's social media pages and helping out with whatever shows I can."

Read about Chelsea's internship experience.


Pictured is SAEM student Cena Chovanec, intern for the Pittsburgh Public Theater.Cena Chovanec

Intern at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh


"I help plan and set up for many events the theater holds for its high donors and VIP members. I also help with the preparation of various grant applications. The work I am involved with is very vital to the theater."

Read about Cena's internship experience.



Pictured is SAEM student Trenten Derryberry. Trenten Derryberry

Marketing intern at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh


"The Pittsburgh Symphony is allowing me to learn so much in regards to selling single tickets, subscriptions and the field of marketing."

Read about Trenten's internship experience.


More internship and career highlights from SAEM students and alumni:

Joseph Adams
Megan Beavis
Nick Ceraso
Amelia Johnston
Bryanna Kiselauskas
Bret Kunash
Jeff Morgan
Amy Schlierf
Nicole Townsend
April Weber

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