We have several internship opportunities for WA journalism students to be involved with the Perth 2016 World Masters Athletics Championships. More than 4000 local, national and international athletes will be participating including ex-Olympians right through to our oldest competitors who are 97 years of age. The Masters has the backing of the WA Government and Athletics Australia.
The event, which will held primarily at the WA Athletics Stadium in Claremont and Ern Clark Athletic Centre in Cannington, will mimic a mini Olympics with accredited local, national and international journalists, giving students the opportunity to experience a “real time” sporting event and be part of a media team filing for online, print and television platforms.
It’s a great opportunity for journalism students to experience the atmosphere and pressure cooker environment of a major media event and offer a great understanding of how it works and what it takes to participate in an event of this level.
Students will also get a chance to hear from Channel 7 commentator Basil Zempilas and West Australian sporting journalists such as Steve Butler about what it is like to be involved in an large-scale sporting event and what they can expect.
The hours will be in accordance with the running program of the WMAC and will operate on a roster during the event. Students will be required to attend daily morning briefings with the Media Manager (former editor at The West Australian, Andrew Shipp) on the day’s activities as well as those specified.
There are opportunities for:
– Media assistants
– Print journalism students
– Broadcast journalism students
– Photojournalism and photography students
– Media students
If you are interested in volunteering and would like to know more about the roles please contact:
Perth 2016 Media Manager