Approx. 6 hours per day / 5 days a week
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
1 month to 6 months
Spanish, basic knowledge desirable
Apartment or shared apartment
Will be done by our supervisor Manuel in Mexico
Mobile internet with sim card from WanderWorld Travel
Field: Sports Management
Work location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Working hours: about 6 hours per day, Monday to Friday
Program start: every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
Duration: 1 month to 6 months
Age: 18 years
Language: basic knowledge of Spanish desirable
Accommodation: apartment or shared apartment
Supervision: Will be done by our supervisor Manuel in Mexico
Internet: Mobile Internet with Sim card from WanderWorld
Price: from €990.00
About Sports Management
Sport is a very diverse term, and so is the job description of sports management. A sports manager can work in the management of sports clubs and associations as well as in the management of commercial sports facilities, sports venues or sports equipment manufacturers. The sports sector has been growing at an above-average rate for years, and even though sports still stand for passion and fun in the first place, they also represent one of the most important economic sectors in Germany and worldwide. Therefore, the career prospects for sports managers are very positive. Because good sports managers are needed to steer this rapid development. They pull the strings in the background from the Allianz Arena to the small gym, from the national to the amateur league, from the Olympic Games to the youth tennis tournament. Look after the players, organize events, negotiate with sponsors or meet the growing demand for merchandise and fan articles.
Benefits of the internship
Work in a job with a future! Since you’ll be working in one of the most up-and-coming sectors of the economy, you’ll have good career prospects in the field of sports management. With your internship, you lay a significant first foundation. By learning at a small institution, you’ll have the rough advantage of being solely responsible for most tasks, so you’ll be exposed to all facets from financial management to team supervision.
You will be in contact with a variety of people and spend a lot of time in meetings with employees, customers, business partners, fans, athletes and media people. This especially strengthens your communication skills and confidence, as well as your teamwork skills. You will learn to meet deadlines and deal with stressful situations. During your internship, you will have the opportunity to build your own network of contacts and relationships, which is vital for a future sports manager.
As diverse as the professional field is, as varied and different are the tasks. As a sports manager you manage the finances, i.e., you monitor and evaluate the salary structure, budget, cash flow and business development of a company. You look for suitable sponsors to ensure the financial support of teams and events or realize sponsor appearances. You perform public relations or deal with marketing and thus with the marketing of the club in radio, television, and merchandise. In addition, you dedicate yourself to the professional organization of sports events. You also deal with performance and opponent analysis. Sports are not necessarily about profit maximization, but often sporting success is placed above financial profit.
Sports Management Internship in Mexico
You will do your internship at a Mexican 1st league club in Guadalajara, the FC Atlas. Top players like Rafael Marquez are under contract here. Your main task will be to support the club management. You will be in charge of the player management, organize the travel of the players, assist in negotiations and communication with sponsors, coordinate the youth team and support the logistics, marketing, and administration of the club. Of course, you may also participate in training and support the coach in terms of content.
You do not need any previous experience for the sports management internship. For this reason, the internship is also suitable for school graduates. However, the scope of tasks is measured by the respective knowledge. Students get accordingly more demanding tasks than participants who have not yet had any contact with the subject. However, the following qualities are an advantage:
Ability to work under pressure and keep a cool head in stressful situations.
Business management know-how
Knowledge in international economic relations in order to recognize worldwide developments and trends.
Extensive knowledge (rules and regulations, requirements) and a rough passion for the respective sport.
Communicative and team player, flexible and able to work under pressure.
Guadalajara is probably the most typical Mexican city. This is probably due to its excellent Mexican cuisine and the national drink Tequila, which has its origin in the region. You can take an old train to the city of “Tequila”, 40 minutes away, and visit the agave plantations and distilleries. Guadalajara is the second-largest metropolis of the country with its 6 million inhabitants, located about 500 km west of the capital Mexico City. It is 2 hours away from the Pacific coast with its breathtaking beaches. The surrounding mountains also invite to excursions.
The national language in Mexico is Spanish. To be able to communicate with all your colleagues and partners, knowledge of Spanish is desirable, but not a prerequisite. If you do not have a basic knowledge of Spanish, it is mandatory to attend a 2-week Spanish course at the beginning of the internship.
You will live in a shared apartment or apartment. The office can be reached on foot or by bus from the accommodation.
Deine Ansprechpartnerin in Mexiko
Ann-Christin is a German student from Bremen and has been living in Puebla, Mexico for over half a year. Besides the German language, Ann-Christin speaks English and Spanish.
She has already traveled a lot through the country and can’t wait to show you Mexico and the Mexican culture.
Especially, the Mexican openness and hospitality have contributed to the fact that Ann-Christin can call Mexico her second home. She describes herself as an organized German with a weakness for Mexican nightlife, Mexican cuisine and the beautiful nature. Helpfulness and humor are among her characteristics, and she is happy to help you with all your needs.
Before the trip
- Intensive personal consultation on which project and country best suit you.
- Comprehensive preparation documents and support in the complete planning of your trip on the following topics: Packing list, health information, budget planning, itinerary recommendations, insider tips on the program location.
- Non-binding flight offer (airfare to be paid separately).
- Information and assistance in taking out your travel insurance.
- Issue of a certificate of activity in order to retain the right to child benefits.
- Personal pick up and transfer Cancun airport / Tulum hostel
- First 2 hostel nights in Tulum
- Introductory meeting in Tulum
- Our WanderWorld T-Shirt
- 24/7 support from your experienced German-speaking contact in Mexico
- Optional weekend excursions together with the other participants
After the trip
Certificate of your successful participation in the internship
1 month: €990.00 starter package
Extension month: €550.00 Euro
As 2nd or 3rd package: €790.00 Euro