Sports Development Internship

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Sports Development Internship

8 Weeks From €490

South Africa receives millions of tourists every year thanks to its beautiful white beaches, exciting sports activities, and diverse wildlife. As our organisation grows, so does our family, and we want you to be a part of it. We offer a variety of internships across multiple different areas of SAVE, as well as within organisations we work closely with. Our interns immediately become part of our family and are integral for the smooth running and impactful work that is being done.

Children of whom are living within the settlements have a huge need for youth development projects in which they have the opportunity to learn valuable life skills such as teamwork, structure and discipline. All of which uplifts their self-esteem through the realisation of talent and ability. Engaging in team activities is important for the social development of the youth as it helps children build friendships, learn how to behave in different situations and learn about respect and how to deal with failure. During the various sport projects the children who are taught to play soccer, netball, cricket and other team sports are not only beneficial for the development of the children but is also a way for them to be exposed to better role models. Through this project, children are kept busy, which serves an important role in lowering socio-economic problems such as teenage pregnancy, delinquency, petty crime, and lowers their chances of getting involved in gangster crime and negative behaviour.

Details about the Internship

What's included

Upon arrival you will be collected from the airport and driven to your accommodation for your 2 Day Cape Town Orientation. On the start day of your internship you will be transferred to your accommodation for the duration of your internship.

Walking Tour

Walking tour of Cape Town City Centre and historic sites

24 hour assistance

24 hr local support in Cape Town

Socials

6 social/visits during your internship

Details about the Internship

Education Internship Details

  • Arrival Day – Friday 
  • Time – Your flight can land anytime on Friday 
  • Airport – Cape Town International Airport (CPT) 
  • Orientation – Friday – Saturday 
  • Internship Starts – Monday (You will be collected at your orientation accommodation and taken to the internship) 
  • Min Age: 18 
  • Minimum duration: 6 weeks

NOTE: You can also be collected at any hotel or place of accommodation on your arrival day, should it be within close radius of the city center or Airport

Intern tasks may include (but are not limited to):

  • Coaching different types of sports; you have the opportunity to coach hockey, volleyball, soccer, rugby, basketball, cricket or any other sport you are particularly skilled at
  • Teaching children social skills as well as teaching them the sport
  • Leading a group and working together with the other coaches
  • As well as teaching the sports programme, educational lessons must be planned and delivered to children of various age groups.
  • Teach relevant and sustainable skills, which can be applied on and off the sports field after you are gone.
  • Accompany teams and individuals to matches, trips and trials 

Monday

AM

Meeting 

PM

Office Work

Tuesday

AM

Assistance at schools

PM

Sport Practice

Wednesday

AM

Assistance at schools

PM

Sport Practice

Thursday

AM

Assistance at schools

PM

Sport Practice

Friday

AM

Assistance at school

PM

Equipment Maintenance

Saturday

AM

Off

PM

Off

Sunday

AM

Off

PM

Off

  • Letter of motivation
  • 2 written references
  • Police clearance
  • Return flight
  • 18 or over 
  • Good state of health
  • In possession of good social and communicative skills
  • Basic English level 

10

Activity level

6

Education level

9

Involvement level

7

Independence level

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