Apply for TFS Internship 2022/23

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If you are forging a career in sports journalism, this is the university placement for you.

The Football Sack Internship Program is a proven pathway to a career in media, marketing and PR with 102 graduates of the program already working in the industry.

“I can honestly say that without The Football Sack I would not have a career in football.”

Tyson Scott, Women’s Football Division, FIFA

From Fox Sports and Fairfax to Western Sydney Wanderers, Manly Sea Eagles and ACT Brumbies, The Football Sack has graduates all across Australian sports media.

With agreements signed with universities across Australia and New Zealand, The Football Sack offers one of the only law-abiding placement programs in Australian football.

“Without my TFS internship I never would’ve been qualified for the job that I’m now doing at Football Australia.”

Michael Puterflam, Socceroos Digital Content Lead, Football Australia

The structured program includes training, mentoring and feedback from current industry professionals and includes full insurance for your entire time on placement.

You will

  • Get the opportunity to interview professional sportsmen and women
  • Receive media accreditation to gain access to the press box and post-match press conferences
  • Be given training and experience in the latest industry trends, including social media

“The internship puts you into contact with some of the most important people in the industry, opens doors to opportunities that would have been out of your grasp and gives you a respect in the industry that no other internship will give to you.”

Jessica Csaszar, Media & Digital Marketing Coordinator, Western Sydney Wanderers

Apply Now

You must currently be enrolled at university to apply. Email your CV and up to three examples of work to applicants@thefootballsack.com.au

Please note that applications have been extended and are still open for applicants from Adelaide, Canberra, and Newcastle.

For more information, testimonials and history, please read the Internship Brochure available here and for tips and hints on applying, listen to the below podcast.

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Christian Layland
Christian is co-founder and Chief of Staff of The Football Sack and has worked in media/marketing for FIFA, AFC, Football Australia, Western Sydney Wanderers, and Melbourne Victory. Also a coach, Christian has been on the Y-League coaching staff for Wanderers, and the A-League coaching staff for Central Coast Mariners.

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