With a mission to cultivate talent both on and off the competitive aquatics field of play, recent and current aquatics athletes that competed at the showcase events of the aquatics world – the World Aquatics Championships, the World Swimming Championships (25m) and the Olympic Games – are invited to apply for two paid six-month internships. If you competed at any (or two, or all!) of the aforementioned events and have an interest in helping us grow aquatics sports through our development activities and sports events, we have a programme tailor-made to help jump-start your progression from being an elite competitor.

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World Aquatics wants to tap into your talents to help us deliver the biggest and most exciting aquatics events to cap off an ambitious year and help us deliver on creating an even better 2024.

Wherever you are, this is your shot. Take it. Be original, be yourself and show us your love and knowledge for aquatics sports. To put yourself in the candidate pool, it’s as simple as sending World Aquatics your CV alongside a letter expressing your interest in the internship. Don’t delay; we hope to hear from you today.

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WHAT YOU’LL DO: You will work with local organising committees, liaise with national swimming federations and operate between various World Aquatics departments and stakeholders to manage and run competitions in Swimming, Artistic Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, High Diving, Water Polo, and Masters.

WHEN’S THE START DATE?: We are flexible on the start date.  We look to have the internship position (up to six months in duration) start at the beginning of the year and midway through the year, depending on competition dates.

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WHICH EVENTS WOULD YOU BE FOCUSED ON: The intern starting in the spring would focus on helping deliver World Aquatics events across a range of World Cup events along with the World Aquatics Championships – Doha 2024 next February in Qatar.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please send your CV and cover letter expressing your interest in the internship (500 words max) to hr@worldaquatics.com. For more information about what its like working for World Aquatics, check out our Careers Page

Timing counts, both in competition and in the hunt for an intern position before 30 September 2023. All candidate applications will be reviewed at the start of October.