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Internship Programme

2025 Internship Programme

The University of Otago Internship programme has been running for over 10 years providing opportunities for many students to apply the knowledge they learn in the classroom to the professional sports industry and now we’re looking for students to join our Club and become part of our industry-leading internship programme. 

Upcoming Internships for the 2025 Super Rugby season


  • Candidate must be eligible for HUMS301/401 


  • Candidates should be Marketing students or able to display keys skills relevant to the individual projects listed below. 


Applications for these internships will open in October. 


In 2025 the Highlanders are looking for interns to work within the Commercial, Marketing and Communications teams.

  • Total of 150 hours (unpaid) – made up of 7 home game weeks + Individual Projects + Additional events
  • Each intern will have an individual project as well as completing the group internship requirements
  • Individual projects include Fan Research, Fan Experience, Commercial & Community Leverage and Social & Digital Marketing 
  • You will assist with the event planning, promotion and delivery of each Highlanders home games during the 2024 season
  • Take ownership of one aspect of the event and lead delivery 


The internship runs from 1 Feb 2025 – 30 June 2025. From this date, a timetable will be established to fit with the study and work commitments of the successful applicants. 

Applications open for the 2025 season on 1st October 2024 and close 15th October 2024.