Intern required at Hockey Victoria

29 August 2013

Written by: Julia Szuflak

Hockey Victoria is looking for an intern to join its communications team.

The Role

This position provides a hands-on role during the Australian Hockey League (AHL) and U/13 competitions. Victoria is hosting the men’s AHL and boy’s U/13s competitions, held simultaneously in Melbourne.

The AHL is Australia’s premier national domestic hockey competition and is widely recognised as one of the strongest and most competitive national leagues in the world.

The internship is suited to a current or recently graduated university student, preferably with a communications or journalism background, with a passion and understanding of sport.

This role offers hands-on experience, a flexible roster – one to two days per week – and requires the successful applicant to attend AHL and U/13 match days. This position is a four week internship running from September 16 to October 13, 2013.

A key requirement for the position is that the intern must be available from September 27 – October 5 inclusive.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: match reporting, producing online content, player interviews, assisting with social media and websites, assisting with match day media relations and administrative duties, media database maintenance and photography.

The role is based at the State Netball and Hockey Centre in Parkville, Melbourne.

*This is an unpaid position.


Key attributes for the position are:

– Strong work ethic;
– Ability to work under pressure;
– Comprehensive writing skills;
– An understanding of hockey, particularly AHL;
– Social Media experience; and
– Organisational skills.


You have a background in communications or journalism, as well as a sound knowledge of social media.
You will be available to work flexible hours.
You are available to work at all AHL and U/13 match days from September 27 – October 5, 2013.
You are proactive and willing to make the most out the opportunity.

Application process

Please send your cover letter and CV to:

Aubrey Hamlett,
Hockey Victoria Communications Coordinator.

The deadline for applications is 5.00pm, Friday 6th September, 2013.