Rugby Operations Intern - Two (2) Positions - Rugby Canada

Post date: Feb. 7, 2018

Application Deadline: Aug. 31, 2018

Position Start Date: May. 1, 2018

The Rugby Operations Intern will be provided with an opportunity to be mentored by and learn from the management staff of the various National Programs and high performance teams. The Rugby Operations Intern will have the opportunity to learn from our National Program staff in various areas of team administration and logistics management as well as our event staff in various areas of event delivery and execution. 

Please note that this position may require flexible availability to meet the needs of activities taking place during some evenings and weekends throughout the term of the internship. Some of the tasks will be focused on providing a professional learning experience in sport administration, while other tasks will be operational and require you to accompany staff and travel off site (such as to a rugby venue). 

Learning from experienced professional staff, the Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience in the following operational areas:   

- Rugby Program Communications - assist with content creation for and by the National Teams, including press releases, news stories, player bios, video production, social media features and various other communications and media tasks.

- National Teams – support logistics planning, preparation and delivery for various National Teams camps, tours and matches.  This includes working with the various team management and integrated support staff.

- Centre of Excellence - supporting all aspects of the daily training environment and centre operations.

- Rugby Development – support the various development initiatives, including Rookie Rugby, Play Smart and Training & Education.

- Assist in the day-to-day operations of the rugby office.

- All other duties as required.

Guidelines for Applicants

Position Details

- The position will offer professional development for an individual seeking a career in the sport management or sport administration domain.

- There will be times when the role may include opportunities to travel for additional learning experiences.

- This is not a “nine to five” role. As noted above, evening and weekend expectations will arise, but there is an opportunity for flexibility in the time demands of the position to coincide with academic requirements and / or other regular commitments.

- There will be times when additional experience in other departments may be earned as some other staff may call upon the appointed person to support other duties as required.

Selection Criteria

- Due to the nature of the position dealing specifically with the demands of Rugby planning and development, some knowledge of the sport is considered a valuable asset.

- Demonstrated   evidence   of   an   ability   to   work   independently   without   supervision   but   in accordance with documented policy and procedure guidelines.

- A record of working as a team member, as well as a history of performing in situations that require self-leadership and initiative.

- Computer literacy especially with spreadsheets, word processing and power point presentations and the ability to operate other software programs as necessary.

- Displays excellent time management and workplace co-operation skills.

To be considered for this position, all applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree / diploma program in a relevant field of study at a university / college institution or vocational school during the term of the internship. All applicants should have a valid driver’s license and it is advised to have a current passport. Access to a vehicle on a daily basis is considered a valuable asset, but not a requirement. 

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter by February 28th, 2018 - 5pm EST to Human Resources.


Subject: Rugby Operations Intern Application

Type of Position: Part time
Employment Type: Intern / co-op
Salary Range: Performance based honorarium awarded at end of internship term

Contact Details

Contact Name: Human Resources
Location: Langford, BC
3024 Glen Lake Road
Langford, BC V9B 4B4
Contact Phone: 250.418.8998
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