About the Program

Beginning in 2017, the THSADA Internship Program has served as a platform for college students to work first hand with Athletic Directors, Corporate Executives, and Event Operators from around the state and country. Interns are exposed to the internal dynamics involved in the field of sports administration industry.

As a THSADA intern, existing knowledge and skills are tested, increased and complemented while working for an established educational Association. Most importantly THSADA interns learn important customer service traits and how to build relationships to further their professional careers, while improving the company or institution they end up working for.

Essential Functions and Duties

  • Provide support for administration staff
  • Identify problems and implement or recommend solutions
  • Interact effectively with supervisors, employees, members, and the general public
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize work to optimize time and meet deadlines
  • Maintain confidentiality of information
  • Provide lead and/or back up receptionist support to include greeting visitors in person or by telephone
  • Help in preparation and execution of THSADA events, including Fall Forum and/or State Conference
  • Assist in drafting forms, printing and copying information for distribution
  • Receive, send, and distribute faxes, emails and telephone calls
  • Assist departments with special projects including distribution of information, data entry, filing, and research
  • Proofread documents/presentations and other work
  • Use a computer, related software (Word, Excel, etc.), and other standard office equipment
  • Learn and adapt to new technology as it relates to office practices and procedures, including membership platform MemberClicks

Interested? Send your resume to rusty.dowling@thsada.com with a paragraph on why you believe you are the right fit for the program.

Past Interns


Intern Term University Current Occupation
Ally Kinzy Fall 2019 University of Houston Director of Admin Services, THSADA
Ricky Sandoval Summer 2019 / Spring 2020 University of Houston Event Support, THSADA
Sergio Paredes Spring 2018 University of Houston Marketing Specialist, Academy Sports + Outdoors
Efrain Batista Spring 2018 University of Houston Retail Sales, T-Mobile
Charlotte Hartshorn Fall 2017 Houston Baptist University Asst. Director of Compliance, HBU
Ramon Madden Spring 2017 Houston Baptist University Sales & Marketing Specialist, Atlantic Relocating Systems
Brennan Harris Spring 2017 Texas A&M Baseball Coach & Teacher, Dublin HS