Intern with the Nashville Predators

The Sports Education 101 program functions much like a typical undergraduate or graduate course during the traditional spring, summer, and fall semesters. Interns will receive hands-on experience in the sports and entertainment industry throughout the term and have opportunities to attend guest speaking events and panels, volunteer in the Nashville community, and receive mentorship from employees within the organization.

The Predators welcome all applicants who are currently enrolled in accredited colleges or graduate schools. Participants must receive credit for the Sports Education 101 program through their academic institution. This opportunity is unpaid and does not guarantee employment with the Preds upon completion.

Graduation Presentations

As the semester concludes, interns are required to create a presentation describing their experience with the organization. This presentation will be shared with their fellow interns, as well as their supervisors and mentors.


Each semester, interns will be given the opportunity to interact and network with each other outside of work. Events range from opportunities like catered lunches, local hikes, watch parties, visiting local restaurants, and more!

Mentor Program

In addition to the SE101 coordinators and direct program supervisor, each intern will be assigned a mentor who will serve as another resource for information, learning and conversation. Mentors will be available for shadow days, questions, general advice, and guidance.

Preds Foundation Events

The Nashville Predators Foundation empowered by SmileDirectClub is a vital part of the Nashville Predators impact on the Nashville and Tennessee community. There will be events hosted by the Foundation throughout the semester for which interns will have the opportunity to volunteer for.

Puck Chucks

During the semester there will be various programs and educational opportunities for interns to hear from speakers such as Preds CEO and President Sean Henry, COO Michelle Kennedy, and others who work in various departments throughout the organization.

Training Camp

Interns will begin their time in SMASHVILLE with Training Camp hosted by the SE101 coordinators. At Training Camp, interns will be welcomed into the organization and meet their fellow interns.

Rebekah, Social Media Coordinator

"My time in the SE101 Program has been beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I was welcomed into the Predators family from day one and given so many wonderful opportunities to better myself both professionally and personally. I am so grateful for my experience and for all of the lifelong friendships I have made that will last well beyond the end of my time in the program"

John, Box Office Events Specialist

"Interning with the Nashville Predators had such a powerful impact as to where I am today. Gaining hands-on experience with an NHL organization not only prepared me for my current role but is something I will carry with me through the rest of my career. The comradery I share with everyone throughout the Predators started during my internship and certainly helped me get to where I am today."