The Fan Experience + Experiential Learning Project
July 6 – August 21
The MVP Package offers you access to the best of IMPACT Internship’s Summer Lineup. Join us for The Fan Experience, the Ultimate Master Class for the Sports & Entertainment Industry followed by a 6-week Experiential Learning Project. This package provides students with a week of intensive, engaging, and personalized professional development training, along with the opportunity to put those new skills to work in a complete custom-tailored project with our industry partners. These hands-on programs offer students real-world experience as they develop new skills and network with industry leaders.
A portion of proceeds will go to the IMPACT Access Fund, a project of The Giving Back Fund, our Scholarship Program designed to help young people at critical stages in their personal and professional development by promoting equitable skills, opportunity, education, and access to achieve careers in the fields of sports, entertainment, media, and beyond.
The Fan Experience + Experiential Learning Project
The world is facing an unprecedented summer with uncertainty surrounding employment opportunities and the working status of the Sports & Entertainment Industry as a whole. With coveted summer internships becoming more scarce and virtual working environments becoming the new norm, there are adjustments being made at all levels to figure out how to best continue operating. Although this summer will bring new challenges and experiences to many, the IMPACT Internship team is determined to continue to provide college students and recent graduates with valuable learning opportunities. In lieu of our traditional, in-person summer internships, we will be offering opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience with our industry partners by participating in our Experiential Learning Projects!
Experiential Learning Projects will allow students to work remotely in small groups over the course of 6 weeks to complete custom-tailored projects with our industry partners designed to achieve specific goals, grow students professionally through hands-on work, and teach them a variety of new skills. Project specifics will vary with each of our partners being in different positions, but each project will include the following experiences:
- Group Project to be presented at the end of the 6-week program
- Weekly meetings with Company Project Leaders to set weekly goals, review overall project progress, and educate students on various company operations
- Weekly meetings with IMPACT Instructors to review progress, check in on project deliverables, and provide further industry education
- End-of-week check-ins with IMPACT Instructors to review the week’s experience and discuss successes and challenges
- IMPACT Instructors will be available at all times to answer questions and provide continuous guidance
- Project students will have opportunities for informational interviews with industry professionals in the field of their choice
- Additional opportunities to network and interact with industry professionals
- Participation in The Fan Experience Master Class
Placement Guaranteed! If we are unable to help you secure a suitable Experiential Learning Project, IMPACT Internship will provide a full refund of the Experiential Learning Program Fees.
Projects will be assigned based on availability and students’ fields of interest.
“IMPACT Internship is a unique, hands-on internship program that allows any student who is eager to tap into the Sports & Entertainment industry to pursue that dream. I’m here to say I was one of those students.
From my recent experience, I can confidently conclude that through the opportunity with IMPACT and interning at Tandem Entertainment I have grown tremendously in many ways. Last summer, my goal was to have a better understanding of what I wanted to do after I graduate and through this program, I was able to achieve that goal. Under the direction of Felisa Israel, students like me are able to get face time with some of the most impactful, powerful people in the Entertainment industry and tour some of the most famous sets. I was even able to assist Joey Fatone on Dancing with the Stars shortly after I concluded the summer program.
I am so thankful I was able to be part of IMPACT Internship experience and would highly recommend that any student passionate about Entertainment should get involved quickly. All of the many experiences, connections, and opportunities I made along the way were once in a lifetime and something I will cherish forever. I am truly better off and more confident going into the Entertainment industry after graduating from IMPACT Internship!” – Jesse Taffet, Arizona State University, Class of 2020
“IMPACT Internship was invaluable to my professional career. Through the program, I was able to intern at Wasserman, one of the top sports agencies in the world, and gain real-world sports business experience. I was able to make great connections through the program and internship, leading to follow up opportunities after the summer like assisting Wasserman at NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago this year. IMPACT not only gave me a leg up and a foot in the door, but it also helped me to become a professional in the business workplace as well. I couldn’t be more grateful for the experience and would recommend IMPACT to anyone serious about jump-starting their career.” – Isaac Dubofsky, Indiana University, Class of 2022
“I am writing this testimony to describe my time spent as a participant of the inaugural class of IMPACT Internship. I first met Felisa Israel and Nathan Leonard during a recruitment presentation facilitated by a Sports Management course at my university. After a quick and easy application process, Felisa and her team followed up almost immediately with what the next steps would look like, and how and when everything involved with the master class and internship would unfold. I was impressed with the efficiency and grace the IMPACT team conducted themselves with.
The Master Class week and culminating Friday sessions proved to be invaluable resources when preparing for the internship and life after graduation. How to conduct oneself in a professional setting and maximize opportunities was the main focus of the Master Class, complemented by field trips to headquarters of high-level organizations to observe work practices and discuss industry-related topics with top-level executives. The information I gleaned from talking to such successful titans of industry gave me the upper hand amongst my peers and also allowed for relationships to be formed that would otherwise take decades.
My IMPACT experience was one that definitely changed my life and career for the positive, and I would highly recommend anyone that even has the slightest interest in the Sports, Music, or Entertainment industry to apply.” – Che Woolery, Concordia University Irvine, Class of 2021
As an effort to support our participants and address the affordability challenges students and families are facing during COVID-19 our IMPACT Student Accounts Team is available at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss payment plans and options. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship please apply here: 2020 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.