Sport Internships

UC Rec & Sport welcomes both UC students and others from the wider community to apply for UC Rec & Sport Internship positions. Our internship programme supports the six main UC Sports clubs, our Athlete Academy, and with events & UTSNZ tournament teams.

Internship Opportunities

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Event and Team Managment

UTSNZ Basketball

UC Rec & Sport are providing event and team management support to:

What can YOU learn?

  • Be mentored by our Sports Coordinator throughout your placement
  • How to create events from start to finish with specific processes
  • How to identify and create a hazards and risks register for events
  • How to interact with a diverse range of key stakeholders ranging from students to industry representatives

Previous Events hosted, lead, or attended by our Interns

  • South Island Derby Challenge
  • UTSNZ National Tournaments
  • Inter-halls Sports & Wellness Festival
  • Inter-halls Sports Court Sports
  • Campus 'International Day of University Sports' celebration
  • Volunteer Leaders Academy
Event & management Intern

"Being able to do my internship with Gary and UC Rec and Sport this year (2020) has been full of new and challenging experiences. Because of COVID-19, my role and duties were forever changing and I was exposed to many different opportunities but throughout it all, I was able to gain valuable experience in the sports leadership and management space. The opportunities that I have been able to be a part of, including organising an interhall sports event as well as a South Island Tertiary Basketball Tournament have enhanced my skills and ability to lead and manage on a larger scale than I have ever before. I truly believe that this internship opportunity is one that is extremely valuable and one that pushes you to become better. You will get out of this internship what you put into it and you have the support from the people around you to further develop the way you lead, manage and ultimately who you are in this space."

- Jacob Mulhollamd (2020 Intern)

Now: Te Kaitakawaeka Whakawhanake Taiohi  - Youth Development Facilitator at YMCA South and Mid Canterbury

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Performance & Technique Analysis

Performance Analysis

UC Rec & Sport is offering:

  • Support to UC Men’s and Women’s Premier teams (Rugby, Hockey, Football, Netball, Basketball, and Cricket)
  • A fantastic opportunity to learn our Performance Analysis Programme and immerse yourself with UC teams and quality coaches
  • Game day filming, post-match analysis, weekly reviews, generating video highlights, generating statistical reports, track key performance indicators
  • Learn to use some high end Performance Analysis equipment / software

What can YOU learn?

  • All aspects of what an analyst can provide to a team
  • How to use Sportscode Pro/Elite, Video distribution through Hudl, and other platforms
  • Put together video highlights (internal and social media)
  • How to set up and operate our Sportsmast  / Endzone filming towers
  • Sport specific: Skill / Technique / Biomechanical Analysis (e.g. scrum, kicking, sprinting, turning)
  • Supporting UC Premier Coaches and being part of a team here at UC

Game analysis allows teams to video and review key events that occurred during competition play or practice. These key phases can be reviewed by the coach, support staff, and players after their game. UC Rec and sport team tailors  coded events to suit the individual sport and coaches requirements. 

  • Review your game and key events after the game:
    Improve team performance with immediate feedback.
  • Have your analysis tailored to suit your needs: 
    Identify the areas you would like to see analysed, or let us suggest appropriate events in the game to code.

Examples of events coded during game analysis in hockey

  • Ball at back
  • Circle penetrations
  • Penalty corners
  • Defensive outlet
  • Defensive press or patterns
  • Free hits
  • Leading (for space or to receive ball)
  • Missed tackles

Optimise your sporting performance and reduce your risk of injury through improved technique and movement efficiency. We offer a range of video analysis options covering both team and individual sports and their related movement patterns.

Benefits of individual technique analysis

  • Identify strengths and weakness in your technique
  • Improve movement patterns
  • Reduce your risk of injury
  • Enhance your body awareness through visual feedback.

What to expect from your video analysis

  • We will film you during competition or training
  • We will analyse your technique using SiliconCoach Pro 7
  • We will review your technique with athlete and coach, using the analysis results
  • We will provide you with awareness drills and/or strengthening exercises to assist you in optimising performance.

Our areas of expertise

  • Running technique
  • Bike setup
  • Team sports (football, netball, hockey, touch)
  • Specific team sport skills (e.g. shoot, hit, pass, kick, tackle, turning)

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Strength & Conditioning

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UC Rec & Sport are providing Strength & Conditioning support to:

  • UC Men’s and Women’s Premier teams (Rugby, Hockey, Football, Netball and Basketball)
  • UC Sport Academy

These programmes give athletes access to K1 (private gym), an experienced and qualified coach every session, individualised programs, flexible workout times, testing / monitoring and advice on improving sports performance. Seminars in areas that help athletes holistically (sports psychology, nutrition, athlete life). 

Your job as an intern will be to integrate yourself into an agreed upon club or program and enhance your skills to become an independent confident, robust coach.

What can YOU learn?

  • You will be mentored by our Strength and Conditioning Coaches at UC
  • Program design for individuals and groups
  • How to interact with a diverse range of athletes to improve time management, communication, knowledge and understanding of how to coach.
  • Variety of different training methods
  • Testing and monitoring
  • Creating positive and influential relationships


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Other Areas (Open to Negotiation)

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UC Rec & Sport are open to other internship areas:

Areas of interest are, but not limited to:

  • Journalism (i.e. Blog writing)
  • Sports Photography
  • Marketing & Social Media

If you are still interested but the above catergories do not fit your needs, then please still apply and let us know what you would like to intern with. UC Rec & Sport are involved with multiple areas which also include the UC Rec Centre services (Gym Hosting).

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