SMJFL Internship Program 

Annually applications open for the SMJFL Internship Program to offer valuable industry experience to aspiring sports managers and those with a passion for any facet of the sports industry. These positions would be well suited to tertiary students or recent university  graduates, or professionals wishing to experience a sports organisation.

Certain applications are now open for the 2018 Internship Program. Please read position descriptions below and apply as per instructions.

 SMJFL Event Management – Internship

SMJFL Media & Communications – Internship

No other internship positions are available at this time and applications outside of those above will not be considered. 


The SMJFL Internship Program runs different streams for interns to gain experience in a particular area of interest.

Media & Communication – media calendar, social media schedule, content production (website, social media, media releases, video), speech writing.

Corporate Partnerships & Marketing – identification of new partners, partner servicing (managing meeting, contracts, benefits, event invitations), management of renewals and signings, sponsorship fees and invoicing, marketing calendar, activation calendars.

Event Management –  end to end management of events, functions (Season Launch, Presentation Night, Umpires’ Presentation Night Presidents’ Dinner, Government Forum), meetings (Secretaries’ Night, Presidents’ Forum, Coaches’ Meetings, Interleague Info Night, Umpiring Information Night, Football Meeting), match day events (finals, lightning carnivals, interleague, intraleague), risk management and OH&S assessment and evaluation, post event reviews.

Football Operations – facility audit (asset management), competition management (fixtures, registrations, best & fairest votes, discipline, results entry), qualification management (staff, umpires, coaches, trainers), interleague/talent program administration.

All streams will include exposure to office administration (phone, emails, photocopying, printing, filing, scanning), stock management, asset management, budgeting, business planning, project management.


The SMJFL Internship Program is a 6-month program with a commitment of 8 hours per week in the SMJFL office (or equivalent). While there is minimum expectations, in-office hours can be tailored to fit around existing education, employment and other personal commitments.

Read about People of the SMJFL including Internship experiences and their time at SMJFL HQ.


Work Experience 

The SMJFL has strictly limited capacity for secondary school students wishing to complete work experience hours in the SMJFL office.


Executive Staff 

There are no positions vacant at this time. When available positions will be advertised on