The MASAA program works with the Career Center on campus to help students find jobs and internships. Through these opportunities students gain hands-on experience in an environment that is tailored to their professional goals and aspirations. Students often turn a potential job or volunteer experience into an internship. Whether or not students work in
the particular area in which they intern, they have a deeper understanding of the synergy and intricacies involved in the organization. These experiences can lead students to a greater overall understanding of processes and systems that strengthens and enhances their administrative and leadership philosophies.
Students have interned at the following organizations:
- Oregon State University, Athletic Dept.
- Tacoma Rainier’s Baseball Team (minor league team of the MLB)
- Spokane City Parks and Recreation Dept.
- Santa Rosa Community College Athletic Dept.
- Cascade Lakes Relay Club
- Concordia University Athletic Dept.
- Utah State University Athletic Dept.
- Canadian Winter Games Development Office
- Pottstown High School Athletic Dept.
- Spokane Storm Professional Soccer Team
- Spokane Chiefs Professional Ice Hockey Team
- Spokane Indians Professional Baseball team
- Seattle Mariners Professional Baseball team
- Gonzaga University Athletic Dept.
- Whitworth University Athletic Dept.
- Spokane YMCA and YWCA
- Mt. Spokane Ski and Snow Resort
- Manito Golf and Country Club
“What I believe was one of the most effective requirements of the program was having to complete three internships while also taking courses. I believe that all the information I learned during course material like projects and exams benefited me immensely when it came to putting it into practice in my internships. ….What I think I benefited most from the Mariners internship was the ability to problem solve on the spot. Things will go wrong, and that is a fact, but when things go wrong and you have a line of people waiting to enter the stadium you need to be able to think quickly on your feet on how to fix the problem. Dealing with impatient customers adds to the dilemma and it is your job to make sure when they leave you they are satisfied. All in all the experiences I encountered while doing the required internships are some of the most valuable experiences I have been confronted with.”
Adam Esselman, 2015 Graduate