Student-Athletes Abroad partners with Australian 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.
2021 Dates - Coming Soon!
Australia Internship is open to ALL majors!
Marketing & Communications
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
Live with homestay families and 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
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.
Homestay family placement in the neighborhoods surrounding Sydney Olympic Park. Homestay accommodations include a private bedroom with a bed, linens, a closet, nightstand, and private or shared bathroom. Breakfast and Dinner will be provided daily.
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.
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.
STEP 1: Submit completed Online Application Form
STEP 2: Interview with SAA staff member
STEP 3: Approval from university if from a non-affiliate partner school
STEP 4: Submit Supplemental item(s): Current resume
Upon admission to the program, you will connect with our site director for more information about the internship placement process.
Cost & Inclusions
Program Price: $3,495
Accommodation placement: homestay
Weekly homestay fees
Breakfast and dinner, daily
Transportation in Sydney
Transportation to homestay from Sydney International Airport
International Health Insurance through Geoblue
Optional excursions and sightseeing trips in Sydney
Optional entertainment expenses and souvenirs
This internship through Student-Athletes Study Abroad has been one of the most exciting events of my life thus far. I have been more than blessed to say that I was accepted and sponsored to intern at a world championship event, let alone in Australia! Being able to travel across the world was an absolute amazing experience. I made so many new connections with potential employers and/or business partners. Luckily I was also able to live like a true “Aussie” through interning at this event.
Jonathon Thomas, SAA Summer Intern 2018
I had an amazing experience interning for the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships. To meet such high level athletes, experience what type of team culture they had and to be so heavily involved in a large event and see the work behind the scenes and the planning it takes to make an event like that take place. One big highlight of the program was getting to know my Australian colleagues in the office. They were intentional about spending time with us and they would take us out on the weekends to sports games and various attractions- we really got to know them both as professionals, and as friends.
Eliza Phaup, SAA Summer Intern 2018