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Sports & Wellness Internships Abroad

AIFS Abroad Internships in Sports Administration.

Why a Sports & Wellness Internship Abroad is Right for You 

Gaining a profound understanding of Sports & Wellness within a global context is pivotal for your long-term career success. Our international Sports & Wellness internships are crafted to broaden your horizons while equipping you with vital professional skills. We tailor our internships abroad to align perfectly with your existing experience, educational background, and future aspirations.  

We advocate for a hands-on approach, urging employers to minimize “administrative tasks” and instead provide you with engaging and impactful projects. As a Sports & Wellness intern, you may find yourself immersed in diverse responsibilities, including marketing and promotions, ticket sales and customer service, athletic recruitment and scouting, and more. Sports & Wellness remains one of our most popular and sought-after career fields, with internship opportunities available across many of our locations. 

Football trainer on the field.

Advantages of a Sports & Wellness Internship with AIFS Abroad

  • Stand out to employers with international Sports & Wellness work experience 
  • Professional development including interview coaching and career readiness program  
  • Guaranteed placement in a full-time internship  
  • Apply with two career fields, not just Sports & Wellness 
  • Customize your internship  
  • Academic credit through AIFS Abroad or your home university

Sports & Wellness Internship Placement Examples

AIFS Abroad has an excellent history of matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns based on their chosen career fields, skills, and interests. The following are just a few examples of internship placements that may be available.

Sports Administration Internship with Lacrosse Organization

This organization works to develop the sport of lacrosse throughout the island of Ireland for both men and women and at all levels from youth to adult. They also oversee, manage and, support the Irish national teams – for men and women and at under-age and senior levels.

Intern tasks may include:
– Identifying team sponsorship
– Marketing organization through social media
– Researching history of lacrosse in Ireland
– Fundraising for the organization
– Event planning
– Coordinating training camp & tournament logistics
– Following national governing body guidelines

Sports Marketing and Business Internship with a Sports Events and Marketing Firm

This company is a sports events and marketing firm based in Italy that does marketing for the Italian soccer league. Born with the desire to give a different look to amateur and youth soccer, since 1995 the company has created championships, tournaments, and events involving teams, players, and amateur managers in Milan. Later they created the soccer school, which has as its objective the dissemination of the discipline of soccer, giving greater importance to educational content, which often pass into the background and instead should always be in the foreground to promote the growth and training of young sportsmen without the pressure of competitiveness and result. They believe that their events, from championships to tournaments through individual matches, are moments of great social importance that allow players to develop a sporting and cultural comparison with other realities that pursue the same goals.

Intern tasks may include:
– Supporting marketing and sports events
– Assisting to plan and organize regional championship
– Assisting to manage camps soccer reservation for soccer matches

Sports & Education Business Internship with a Athletic Education Organization

This company was established in 1999. Since then, it has grown considerably and is now a well-respected and professional organization supporting and developing National Curriculum Physical Education teaching. They aim to make a difference to people’s lives through physical activity and sport.

Intern tasks may include:
– Developing the business’ marketing strategies with your own initiatives, ideas and visions
– Supporting the day-to-day running of the business
– Working alongside the Managing Director and Operations Manager
– Marketing of their school holiday academies
– Managing social media posts
– Responding to customer emails, calls, and social media messages (their customers are parents and schools)
– Liaising with their staff and overseeing their teaching schedules
– General office administration

Business & Operations Internship with Irish Fitness Training Organization

This organization’s mission is to provide a first-class sporting, participation, performance, administration, and leadership experience for students, staff, graduates, and partners, creating the most engaged communities internally and externally.

Intern tasks may include:
– Navigating the customer experience journey
– Designing and formatting new classes
– Linking in with the sales team to help sell memberships and all things fitness related
– Assisting in the development of marketing material for fitness classes and fitness offerings
– Coordinating wellness and nutrition corporate talks and workshops off and on site in offices

Business Internship with Historic Golf Club

The British community in Florence brought golf to Italy in 1889 when they built an 18 hole course on land belonging to the princes Demidoff, just north of the city. In 1934 a new course was created at the edge of the beautiful Chianti country and the the golf club came into existence, taking over the mantle of the Florence golf club. Besides numbering many Champions among its Members, both amateur and professional, the club has hosted numerous international competitions. In 2009, in recognition of its long service to golf, the Italian Olympic Committee awarded the club the Gold Medal for sporting achievement. As a further honor, the golf club can claim no fewer than three out of the eleven members of the Hall of Fame of Italian golf, nominated by the Italian PGA.

Intern tasks may include:

– Working on business initiatives that include: registering new members, organizing events at the course for members and maintaining rapport with active members
– Accounting tasks as needed related to projected business plans
– Assisting with accounting tasks pertaining to current business expenditures and forecasted budgets
– Contributing to general marketing and sales efforts for prospective and active members
– Greeting clients and yielding queries about their membership

Sports Science and Kinesiology Internship with a Sports Club

This historic sports club, located in the Poble Nou neighborhood of Barcelona, is one of the most representative sports societies of the neighborhood and the only one in its specialty. Founded in 1924, it was originally founded as a group dedicated to sailing but has since expanded to rugby water polo, and swimming training. Today, in addition to the sports training facilities, they operate a number of fully equipped athletic centers that offer a wide variety of swimming lessons, fitness classes, and wellness programs.

Intern tasks may include:
– Introducing basic concepts of kinesiology into fitness and incorporating exercises into fitness routines and personal training
– Introducing basic concepts of kinesiology in the aquatic environment/swimming classes
– Interacting with the nutrition department and analyzing its interaction with kinesiology
– Developing a workshop addressing the correlation between kinesiology and Tot Esquena (a back/posture rehabilitation and correction activity)

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Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Florence, Italy
Spring 2026
12 weeks From $10,490
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Full Time Internship

8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Milan, Italy
Summer 2025
8 weeks From $8,790
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Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Dublin, Ireland
Spring 2025
12 weeks From $11,990
Full Time Internship | Florence Featured Image
Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Florence, Italy
Spring 2025
12 weeks From $9,990
Full Time Internship | Dublin Featured Image
Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Dublin, Ireland
Fall 2024
12 weeks From $11,990
Full Time Internship | Milan Featured Image
Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Milan, Italy
Fall 2024
12 weeks From $9,990
Full Time Internship | Milan Featured Image
Full Time Internship

8 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Milan, Italy
Summer 2024
8 weeks From $8,490
Full Time Internship | Dublin Featured Image
Full Time Internship

12 Week Internship

Optional Credit Available
Dublin, Ireland
Spring 2026
12 weeks From $11,990

Earn Credit For Your Internship Abroad

AIFS Abroad’s international internship program is designed to complement your college degree. You can earn college credits through your home institution, our school of record, or specific location-based opportunities.

How it Works

Step 1

Apply

Submit your application and start working with your Admissions Counselor. We will have an interview to learn about your career goals, educational background, and location preferences to ensure that you are a good candidate to intern abroad.

Step 2

Accept

Once your interview and application are complete, you’ll be cleared to apply. Your Admissions Counselor and our Placement Team will determine if we’re able to match you with a great host employer in your chosen destination. If accepted, this means we can guarantee you an internship within your career field.

Step 3

Enroll

After acceptance, the next step is to simply enroll into the program with your initial deposit to secure your spot. Enrolling means you have officially decided to join the program and take on the challenge and thrill of living and becoming an intern abroad in a new city!

Step 4

Prepare

Before you arrive in your host city, you will work one-on-one with your Program Advisor. They work with you on professional development, career advising and make sure you are ready to move and intern in your new home.

Step 5

Interview

We will start the match-making process and narrow down employers to a select few that you would be a great fit for. You’ll have a Skype or phone interview before you leave, so they can get to know you, and you can get to know them. If everything goes well, then your internship is confirmed! You’ll know where you’ll be interning and the role you’ll be walking into before you hop on the plane.

Step 6

Arrive

When you’ve arrived in your city, you will meet the Location Coordinator and the other interns at your housing. Your internship will start soon after you’ve arrived and there will be social events and excursions throughout the course of your program. We strive to give you the independence you want with all the support and resources you need to be successful during your travel and internship.

Getting started is simple! In just a few steps, you’ll be on your way to building your resume and gaining critical hands-on experience. 

Note: The vast majority of our internship placements are unpaid.

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I think that every aspect of this program made my experience so great. For one, my host city was greater than I could have imagined it could be. It was so fun, charming, and inviting. I think that because it was on the smaller side it made exploring it more intimate and by the first 2 weeks you could really know your way around. Secondly, because my specific program was smaller, it was easier to connect with each of the fellow interns, and we all became very good friends in a short amount of time. I think it was the perfect amount of people. Lastly, the company that I worked for made me excited to come into work everyday and learn. I know that by talking to other interns, their jobs really made their experience as well.

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I also want to give my thanks to AIFS Abroad and Global Experiences for such an outstanding program. With the help of these companies, I was able to earn academic credit at the College of Charleston while furthering my professional experience in an foreign city. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to be a part of this incredible international experience. Au revoir Paris, a la prochaine fois!

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