Sport is South Africa’s national religion – it transcends race, politics and culture groups and unites the country in a way that little else does. For many young disadvantaged South Africans sport is a way to avoid street time and gangsterism. In South Africa, sport breaks down racial barriers in ways that governments cannot. It is an essential part of the DNA of the country, which makes South Africa an exceptionally exciting destination in which to a sports management internship.
South Africa is a land of sporting opportunities and home of world-class sporting facilities capable of accommodating tens of thousands of spectators in comfort. There’s every form of summer sport you can expect from a country with a surplus of sunshine and wide-open space – from horse-riding, volleyball, rock climbing, mountain biking, canoeing to the country’s most famous sports, golf, surfing, tennis, rugby, cricket, swimming, hockey and soccer/football. South Africa has bred world champions among its swimmers, surfers, athletes, golfers, boxers, gymnasts, tennis players and more.
Work with Digital Sports Content Companies to create journalism copy and graphic digital content for third party sports companies and organizations – this will entail both graphic and written coverage of live sporting events and the editing of the coverage. At times interns may need to assist the social media/marketing teams with content.
Obtain an in-depth view of all aspects of sport marketing – from managing social media, writing blogs, creating marketing emails, editing powerpoint presentations, organizing events, reaching out to journalists, organizing events and marketing at the events to gaining further knowledge and experience in SEO, pay-per-click campaigns, content creation, graphic design, community outreach and more.
Sport management internships take place in businesses dealing with sports and recreation. Internship opportunities include working alongside and assisting the front office system in professional sports, youth sports managers, recreational sport managers, sports event management, sport facility management, sports economics, sport finance, and sports statistics, data analysis and information.