The Knoxville Knox County Sports Authority is proud to announce the opening of applications for the Summer 2024 College Internship Program on October 25, 2023. These paid full-time 40-hour-per-week positions will begin in May 2024 and last 8-10 weeks. The deadline to apply will be Friday, February 9, 2024.

Open Internship Positions with Descriptions:

Denark Construction Project Intern
DIA Marketing Intern 
• KUB Engineering Student Intern 
• Moxley Carmichael Public Relations Intern 
S&ME Engineering Student Intern 
Tennessee Smokies Marketing/Community Relations Intern 
Tennessee Smokies Stadium Operations Intern 

Internship Program Details:

• Summer 2024 – approximately 8-10 weeks, 40 hours per week.


  • Current college student
  • College grade requirement will vary and is based upon the needs of the employer and the internship position.
  • Approach internship as a professional opportunity to improve skills: personal, professional, and/or technical.
  • Diligently respond to work requests and support the overall employer team.
  • Take initiative where appropriate.
  • Participate fully in the work and responsibilities.
  • Participate in the mid-point and final evaluation surveys.


October 25, 2023 – Announce internships and begin accepting applications
February 9, 2024 – Application deadline
May 1 - August 12, 2024 – ​Internships

Application Requirements:

  • Upload a resume and cover letter
  • Provide letters from three professional or academic references with contact details
  • Answer the question, “Share with us why you are interested in this specific internship?”

The Knoxville-Knox County Sports Authority encourages applicants of all backgrounds including underrepresented populations to apply. Our hope is to create a pipeline of highly skilled professionals of diverse backgrounds through the career opportunities associated with the multi-use stadium in Knoxville.



Having been a part of the Sports Authority Internship Program has been an incredible opportunity for me. As an aspiring Civil Engineer, being a part of this program has given me the opportunity to learn and grow both technically and professionally. Additionally, the program has provided me with the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and on the job experience within my field of study. Through this internship, I was able to work with S&ME on things related to the new Smokies Stadium, as well as other projects. Working with S&ME has given me a better understanding of what the engineering process is, and how a project moves from the design phase to the construction phase. During my internship, I was able to improve my Civil 3D skills as well as gain new professional relationships. Overall, I really enjoyed being a part of this program and I have gained tremendously by being a part of it. Being a part of the internship provided me with the opportunity to continue working with S&ME on a part-time basis. All in all, I am very grateful to have been a part of this program, and I believe it is an amazing opportunity for anyone who wants to participate.
Kristen Theilmann, Civil Engineering Student