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Sports Science Internship (Paid)

Posted on: July 3, 2024

The Sport Science Unit at Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) at the University of Pretoria is looking to recruit sport science interns to their team from July 2024 for a 1-year internship. The purpose of this opportunity is to provide the next step to graduates to continue their development in a nurturing environment with continual mentorship and support. This is an ideal position to establish your passion and build a network in the industry.

The University of Pretoria’s commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

Job description:

  • Sport Science support and interventions encompassing sport physiology, biomechanics, data analysis and strength & conditioning to athletes and coaches
  • Teaching and learning services to UP students
  • Contribute to the research outputs of the sport science unit at SEMLI
  • Monitoring of athletes
  • The job will encompass working in multiple sporting codes with Football being one of the priority codes.

Essential Requirements:

  • Honours degree in Sport Science qualification
  • Evidence of experience (i.e. practical hours complete) working in the field of Sport Science
  • Computer based / Microsoft Office competency

Desirable Requirements:

  • Interest and or experience in Football, Tennis, Endurance Sports
  • Strength & Conditioning Certification (CSCS or equivalent)
  • Athlete management and monitoring experience
  • ISAK Anthropometry qualification
  • Data Analytics experience
  • Research, i.e. evidence of post graduate research, data collection, research methodology, statistical analysis, literature review skills.

Other requirements/qualities:

  • Ability to work within a coach driven and multidisciplinary system
  • Passion and understanding of the industry and profession.
  • Great people skills: Collaboration, initiative, honesty, professionalism, patience
  • Able to work under pressure.

Salary and contract:

  • Salary offered will be an entry level, market related salary
  • The opportunity is based on a fixed term, 1 year contract


Interested candidates to please send your CV and Cover Letter to SEMLI HR, by Friday 12 July 2024 . Please use the subject “Sport Science Internship – July 2024” when you submit your CV.

SEMLI reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised.