Internship Opportunities

PROGRAMS

• Early Childhood & Child Development

• Business Management & Administration

• Kinesiology & Athletic Coaching

• Public Relations & Marketing

• Sports Management & Recreation

At the National Academy of Athletics, we believe that Internships are extremely beneficial because they help develop students’ professional aptitude, strengthen personal character, and build a strong work ethic while providing a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience within their chosen field of interest.

All Interns participate in the NAofA Certified Training Program; attend a goal session with CEO & Founder, Aaron Locks. Interns work closely with our managers, (area captains) in your chosen field of interest.

All NAofA Internships are based upon hands-on learning modules in one of our five specialties. Internship curriculum can be tailored to meet the goals & standards set by the Higher Learning College or University. The internship duration may range between 2 – 4 months to complete and can be 1 – 4 college credits depending on program selection.

Interns

If you are looking for an internship with an emphasis on meaningful, practical work- related experience, please submit an employment application and set up an interview. Interested candidates should meet with their college/university advisor to be fully prepared prior to interview with NAofA and discuss internship requirements.

The Internship program will be tailored to meet your individual goals and objectives. The program will also help you obtain your career goals as an internship or elective credits.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Submit a complete Application and Resume.

  • Interview with an Area Captain per location.

  • Present College or University Internship Paperwork to NAofA.

  • Internship Duties and Timeline Agreement is approved and signed.

  • Schedule a Goal Session Meeting with Aaron Locks via Zoom.

  • Begin Training with an Area Captain.

  • Intern engages in functions as described in the Internship Agreement.
  • At the conclusion of the internship, NAofA signs all required documents.
  • Intern will receive an exit interview, letter of completion, and letter of recommendation.

Internship Programs Available

Kid Basketball Team

Early Childhood & Child Development

The Early Childhood Education Internship program provides each individual with real-life hands-on experience, coaching & mentoring, professional networking opportunities, as well as the opportunity to meet people from various schools. Interns will develop translatable professional skills while also growing social emotional learning skills, side by side with children. Developing an atmosphere of social and emotional wellness with an emphasis on diversity, equity & inclusion.

Business Management & Administration

The Business Management & Administration Internship program will provide each individual direct business operations, functions, and finance experience. The individual will gain tools that will involve evaluating, managing and directing operations in order to achieve better efficiency and yield productive operations within a small business. Several functional roles within the business include but are not limited to: human resources, administration, budgeting, marketing, and management.

National Academy of Athletics support staff
High five Kid and Coach

Kinesiology & Athletic Coaching

The Kinesiology & Athletic Coaching Internship program provides each individual with real-life hands-on experience, athletic training with proper technique and craft of physical performance, as well as healing and recovery after training/sports. Individuals will develop experience coaching, mentoring and build their networking opportunities and relationship with school administrators & educators. Several functional roles within the business include but are not limited to: Physical Education, Sports & Athletics Training and Exercise Science.

Interns will learn how to execute an athletic curriculum, conduct classroom management, while creating an atmosphere of social and emotional wellness with an emphasis on diversity, equity & inclusion.

Public Relations & Marketing

The Public Relations and Marketing Internship program provides each individual the opportunity to learn what it takes to promote, market & advertise a small business. Utilizing social media and developing strategies for web-based information and networking. Conducting investigations to gather feedback for market research. The intern will get hands-on experience, training & mentoring and networking opportunities. Several functional roles within the business include but are not limited to: Advertising, marketing, public relations, content, photo & video creation, media relations and social media.

Aaron Locks - CEO Of NAOA
Aaron Locks - CEO Of NAOA team talk

Sports Management & Recreation

The Sports Management and Recreation Internship program provides each individual with experience in managing sport program operations, communicating and creating community partners, staff recruitment, operate events, assist in player/parent communication, equipment management, as well as overall operation of a sports program. Several functional roles within the business include but are not limited to: Business & Recreation, Sports Management, and Program Creation.

Choose Your Territory & Apply Below

Napa County
Marin County and Petaluma
Sacramento County North
Alameda County (West)
Sacramento County South
Sacramento County East
Contra Costa and Alameda (South) County
Solano County and Davis
San Diego County South and Central
San Diego County North
Sonoma County
San Mateo and Santa Clara (North) County
Santa Cruz and Santa Clara (South) County
Santa Cruz and Santa Clara (South) County
Cobb County, Atlanta
Riverside County, California
Stanislaus County, California
North East, Atlanta
Washoe County, Nevada