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CMAA Unveils Verified Internship Program

Melissa Low


Alexandria, VA—The Club Management Association of America (CMAA) has launched a Verified Internship Program to elevate and streamline club internship offerings. Because clubs differ widely in their membership size, culture, and offerings, it may be difficult for prospective interns to know exactly what they can expect from their internship experience. This verified internship criteria helps manage the expectations of students, faculty, and managers, and holistically showcases what a career in the club industry can look like.

Students are a vital member segment for CMAA. More than 38 student chapters and colonies exist at colleges and universities across the country. Through involvement with CMAA, these students are taking steps to further their professional and career development through meetings, events, practical experiences, internships, education, and conferences.

Over the past several years, CMAA has worked to expand its engagement, investment, and outreach with current and potential student members, helping to drive more talent into the club management industry. Students today have many choices in the hospitality landscape and may not even be aware of the wealth of outstanding career opportunities available in the club industry.

For a club to qualify for designation as a CMAA Verified Internship Program, it must meet the specified five criteria and must submit for review annually to CMAA. Review the criteria and learn more on our Verified Internship Program page.

About CMAA

Founded in 1927, the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with more than 7,000 members throughout the US and internationally. Our members contribute to the success of more than 2,500 country, golf, athletic, city, faculty, military, town, and yacht clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote relationships between club management professionals and other similar professions; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to provide the resources needed for efficient and successful club operations. Under the covenants of professionalism, education, leadership, and community, CMAA continues to extend its reach as the leader in the club management practice. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with 40 professional chapters and more than 38 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at

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