Sport Studies - track ISMB - Internship Office

If you hire an intern from Sport Studies - track International Sports, Management and Business (ISMB), you are getting a young employee who is internationally-orientated and knows all about the latest developments in this field.

The intern gains practical knowledge and can put his or her knowledge and skills into practise. A win-win situation for both.

Sport Studies-track ISMB students have the opportunity to go on three international internships at sport organisations throughout their study career. Each year the internships become more strategic, culminating in a graduation project where students identify, research and provide solutions to a specific issue.

Types of international internships

  • Year 2: Operational 10-week internship

    • This student focuses on a project management assignment within the sports industry.
  • Year 3 or 4: Strategic 18-week internship

    • The student assists an organisation within the sports industry by carrying out a strategic analysis and making recommendations.
  • Year 4: Strategic 20-week internship (graduation project)

    • The student will lead a strategic research assignment within a sports-related organisation to examine a problem and uncover the solution.

Internship periods ISMB 2022 - 2023

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Begin Sept - half Nov

Half Nov - end Jan Begin Feb - half Apr Half Apr - begin Jul
Year 1 No internship
Year 2 No internship Internship Project managing an assignment within the sports industry ( 5 days, 10 weeks) No internship
Year 3 No internship
Year 4 Internship with strategic element to the assignment within the sports industry (full time 20 weeks) Graduation project: strategic research assignments to research and find the solution to a problem for a company in the sports industry (20 weeks).

Criteria for internship organization and internship supervisor

The internship organization:

  • operates within 'the world of sport'. The internship assignment also takes place within this playing field.
  • Has a workplace within the organization for the student. At least 75% of the internship takes place on location.
  • Is not an amateur and/or volunteer organization (unless demonstrably a professional organization with (paid) employees working during the day). This only applies to the internship in the 2nd year of study.
  • has a minimum of 3 (paid) employees.
  • must be able to offer demonstrably sufficient representative operational -at hbo level year 2 work.


The internship supervisor:

  • has a minimum of HBO work and/or thinking level.


Number of interns:

  • To guarantee the quality of the internships, a maximum of 2 students may do an internship at the same time.
  • The Internship office may deviate from this if you have a well-motivated reason. The internship office will assess this.
  • If a third student is allowed to do an internship at your organization, this student may not be supervised by someone who already has 2 students under his or her care.
  • The programme uses the above rule so that our students receive good guidance during their internship.

Contact internship office

Would you like to know more about our internships or do you have an internship vacancy? Please contact Diana Liefting of the Sport Studies Internship Office.
Phone: +31 (0)20 – 595 34 43
E-mail: internship.ismb@hva.nl

If you already have an internship position with a defined job description please download the internship form, fill in the details and send it to the Internship Office.

Published by  Faculty Sports and Nutrition 23 March 2022