Internships at NZSA

Internships at NZSA

We regularly take sports science interns from colleges around the world to experience first hand the world of rugby coaching.

If you are interested in applying for an internship at the NZ Sports Academy, please get in touch with us.

We take students from around the world for placements in internship positions.

Please see the following details:

  • Places available in Rotorua and Wellington (Places limited)
  • NZSA would prefer students who are interested in Rugby or have rugby experience
  • Must be hands on with students strength and conditioning programmes
  • This is an unpaid position
  • Preferred internship length of 7 – 8 months (Length negotiable)

If you require more information or would like to register email [email protected] or contact the NZSA head office on +64 73457733

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“My time at the New Zealand Sports Academy was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Playing rugby in New Zealand had always been a goal of mine and upon searching for ways to so this, I stumbled across the Academy and it met all of my expectations. Although I was only there for four weeks, I was able to improve my skills and fitness drastically due to the high level coaching from Darrel and the tough training regimen. Monday to Thursday at the Academy would consist of some tough weights sessions alongside skill, fitness and speed sessions, all of which enabled me to see a huge improvement in all of these areas over the 4 weeks. I was lucky enough to play a couple of games for Rotorua U21s as set up by the Academy. I even got to captain my last game which was an incredible experience. Being an international student I received position specific coaching sessions from Darrel while the domestic students attended class. This was invaluable as we covered many aspects including tackle technique, break down work, foot work and line out throws. Darrel also introduced me to the Maori style of running rugby, which emphasises the importance of handling and footwork (even if you\\\'re a front rower), this has taken my game to the next level and I noticed a hige improvement in my attacking game upon my return to England. In addition to the rugby, the Academy also ensures you experience the Maori culture and the various other attractions of Rotorua. During my time here I was lucky enough to watch a Chiefs game, go white water rafting and experience the \\\'Te Puia Geothermal Gite and Maori Village\\\' all of which were amazing experiences. The Academy was the highlight of my trip to New Zealand and I would whole-heartedly recommend it to anyone who wants to experience rugby in New Zealand.”

Peter Davies, Northampton, UK