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Summer Internship

July 3 - July 31, 2021

Program Overview


Student-Athletes Abroad partners with Australian state and national sport governing bodies as well as private sports management companies in Sydney to provide full-time internships in Event Management, Tourism, Hospitality, Human Resources, and Marketing.

Surrounded by national parks and beautiful beaches, Sydney is the perfect destination for an internship abroad. The city is full of unique neighborhoods with distinct culture and as well as some of Australia's most breathtaking landscapes, famous beaches and mountains.

Our Australia Internship is open to ALL majors!


  • Gain real world experience in a demanding and fast paced environment

  • Play a critical role in the planning and execution of an event on a world scale

  • Explore Sydney and the surrounding area

  • Experience local culture

  • Train at the state of the art workout facilities at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Center, home of the 2000 Summer Games


  • Coaching

  • Education

  • Hospitality

  • Event Management

  • Public Relations

  • Marketing & Communications

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Program Description


The Student-Athletes Abroad internship program provides students with the opportunity to learn about event operations, management, and planning. Over the course of the program, students will take the lead on major projects and their impact will be sustained long after the program ends. Our internship partner organizations have office locations in the Sydney Olympic Park, home of the 2000 Summer Games. Students will be able to utilize the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Center for their daily workouts which features an Olympic sized pool, small lap pools, state of the art strength and conditioning facilities, and a variety of free exercise classes. Students live with host families in the surrounding neighborhoods and have free weekends to explore Sydney and the amazing beaches and mountains nearby.


Dormitory style student housing facilities in the neighborhoods surrounding the Sydney Olympic Park offer a quick commute to your internship office and easy transport throughout the city on the Sydney Metro. Breakfast and Dinner will be provided daily.

Athletics Abroad

You can maintain your training by working out 4-5x per week at the Sydney Aquatic Center at the Olympic Park. There will also be opportunities to play your sport abroad, and train with other U.S. athletes.


On the weekends, you'll have opportunities for independent travel with other interns to places like the Sydney Opera House, Harbor Bridge, the Quays, the Taronga Zoo, Bondi Beach, Manly Beach, the Blue Mountains, and more!

Internship Information

Final internship placements depend on a variety of factors.  We are able to work with students interested in a custom internship. Contact us for more information or questions about available internships!



Disability Sports Australia

Disability Sports Australia is Australia's peak national body representing athletes with a physical disability. They liaise with governmental bodies, non-government organizations, sports clubs and federations, and individuals to provide access and further engage members of the community with a physical disability in sports and recreational activities. DSA has hosted large-scale international sporting events including the 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, 2018 Invictus Games, and the Australian Para- Badminton International Championships.

Sports Camps Australia

Sports Camps Australia (SCA) is the country's premier sports company that provides camps, events, and short-term programs. SCA partners with Nike US Sports Camp and operates at the national level and in other countries globally. SCA partners with the country's best coaches, clubs, schools, and associations, to direct camps for youth, between the ages of 6-16 years. In turn, SCA provides these coaches and entities valuable administrative and marketing support.

Students who are interested in being part of a global company offering a highly professional work experience in the world of sports camps, marketing, management, event management and hospitality, digital content, journalism, and youth interaction are encouraged to apply. This internship is open to graduating seniors and we welcome those applications.

Basketball New South Wales

Basketball New South Wales (BNSW) is the state governing body for basketball. Interns will see how sport initiatives ranging from youth to professional are managed differently compared to the United States while working on projects that lead the growth, promotion, and participation of Basketball in the region. Past interns have split their time between office-based project work and field work to support the operations of BNSW activities around the city.

Program Rates

Program Cost: $3,495


  • Internship placement

  • Accommodation placement

  • Breakfast and dinner, daily

  • Transportation in Sydney

  • Gym membership

  • Transportation to accommodations from Sydney International Airport

  • International Health Insurance through Geoblue  

  • SAA Program T-shirt

Not Included:

  • Optional excursions and sightseeing trips in Sydney

  • Roundtrip airfare

  • Lunch, daily

  • Optional entertainment expenses and souvenirs


Please note: This is not a comprehensive list of the internships we have available in Australia.

Contact us for more information.

Enrollment Process



Complete & submit an online application.


Schedule a phone call with one of our staff members.


Accepted students will be prompted to register through our online platform & make their initial deposit to reserve their spot.


Students will connect with their site coordinator to ask questions and learn more about the internship & course placement process.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Interested in more information? Have a question? Fill out our contact form and we'll be in touch shortly!

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