Our South Africa Sports Management Internship opportunity is a great way to get involved and build on your knowledge and experience of sport in the work place and also support the great efforts of our South African team and what they are doing with thousands of kids each year.
Sport is an incredible way to create change for children to develop socially, physically, mentally and academically in deprived communities.
Sports in South Africa
Sport in South Africa has and always will unite people from every walk of life. South Africans are extremely passionate about sports; football, rugby and cricket are the most popular sports in the country. One of the goals of the project in South Africa is to use sport to teach children who would not necessary be able to practice or have the equipment too. Ultimately the charity is seeking to stimulate children’s minds through the medium of sport. The view is to create a future for them beyond the poverty in which they now live. We believe by showing what is possible we can inspire aspirations and build a more sustainable future and healthier lives. The governing body for sport is starting to improve and support initiatives such as this. That is why we need ambitious and enthusiastic people such as yourself to promote sports to a wider audience of children.
Your Sport Management Internship Role
As an integrated member of a dynamic and collaborative team, you will have the opportunity to shadow the in-country coordinator and experience on-the-job training to assist in increasing the understanding of how the NGO operates and provide a mutually rewarding experience. Due to the flexibility of the structure and the set up in Port Elizabeth, you can play a crucial role in implementing ideas and have a huge impact on the development of sport in the local community. As a sports management and volunteer intern in Port Elizabeth your role will be to assist the in-country team in the day-to-day activities and running of the organisation and the local charity. Successful candidates will be entrusted with key operational activities throughout the week, including; helping out new volunteers through project inductions and local orientations, visiting the placement with in-country staff and helping to arrange new placements with the local sports clubs, local schools and supporting the local charity. It’s not all work, there will be the opportunity to help arrange additional excursions, such as shark cage diving, bungee jumps, BBQ’s, safari’s and matches between volunteers and locals.
A key aspect of the sports internship will be supporting the full time management team and could see you taking part in organising schedules and timetables for weekly coaching sessions within the schools as well as writing funding proposals to raise funds to support the children through the programme. We also need people to support local and international marketing efforts, so writing content and news articles to go out on our social media platforms and website is a vital part of this role. It is also important that you get out into the community and not become an office monkey, so regular visits to the schools where you can also take part in coaching and life skill classes can form an essential part of this sports management internship in South Africa.
Sports management internship duties may also include:
Conducting arrival induction and orientation sessions for new volunteer sports coaches.
Helping our in-country team by attending placements with new volunteers.
Updating the social network accounts and relevant websites with new content.
Training and instructing the sport coaching team.
Managing and coaching sports training sessions when needed.
Encouraging an increase in attendance from children from nearby communities.
Support and help establish new sports placements and internships.
Getting involved with fundraising activities and increasing funding and donations for the NGO.
Graduate or undergraduate in Sports Management or related subject.
Outstanding organisation and time management skills.
Self-assured and friendly personality.
You’ll need to supply us with your CV and cover letter explaining why we should choose you for the sports management internship.
This is a popular placement with a limited number of space at any one time, so please only get in touch if you are serious about applying.
CRB/DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) Check
It is advised that participants complete a CRB/DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) check in order to take part in this project. We can provide this service for you at an additional cost because some people may already have one that is valid (please get in touch for more details).