Spring and Summer 2021 Internship Opportunities

ISSSSC is seeking Service Learning Interns for the 2021 Spring and Summer semesters. Undergraduate and graduate students will have the opportunity to work with the staff of ISSSSC on programs, research, social media and marketing, and more; and, in doing so earn academic credit.

We are asking students interested in applying to please send correspondence to wordstoaction@sjsu.edu with “Internship Opportunity” in the subject line. The application review process will begin January 4th.

Service Learning Internships for Academic Credit (IAC)

Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change (ISSSSC) will serve as a site for Service Learning Internships for Academic Credit (IAC). In doing so, undergraduate and graduate students will have the opportunity to work with the staff of ISSSSC to learn professional skills, develop abilities, and work with education and research based events and activities that address issues of sport and social change.

Fall 2020 Interns

Annie Ronning
Master of Sports Management Concentration

Raquelyn (Rocky) Bueno
Senior, Kinesiology—Sports Management, Minor in Business

Jhanelle Cervantes
Senior, Kinesiology

Natasha Harris
Junior, Communication Studies, Minor in Child and Adolescent Development, Student-Athlete for Women’s Soccer

Jacqueline Naranjo-Bernabe
Senior, Kinesiology—Rehabilitation Science

Conner Masur
Senior, Kinesiology—Sport Management and Culture

Gerald Macaraeg
Senior, Kinesiology—Sports Management, Minor in Business

Leilani Saelaw
Senior, Kinesiology

Caleb Simmons
Senior, Kinesiology—Exercise Science, Student-Athlete for Men’s Basketball

Jacob Simon
Senior, Kinesiology—Sports Management and Culture


Executive Director

Akilah Carter Francique

Akilah R. Carter-Francique, associate professor African-American Studies at SJSU, serves as the 2018-2019 president of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and co-edited Athletic Experience at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Past, Present, and Persistence and Critical Race Theory: Black Athletic Experiences in the United States.


Phone:(408) 924-6410

Executive Assistant

Elizabeth (Beth) Doyle

Beth brings over 25 years of experience to the ISSSSC; Many of which were spent with the Federal Reserve Bank during their restructuring. Her passion is being her boss’s “right hand” and by extension, organizing and simplifying the team’s workload by providing the support they need to be more productive.


Phone:(408) 924-2173

Assistant Director

Amy August

Amy August is an assistant professor of Sociology at SJSU. She does cultural sociological research on youth sports, education, and how families choose extracurricular activities. She is currently working on a new project investigating female gymnasts’ activism in the #MeToo movement.


Phone:(408) 924-3626




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