Internships/Leadership Experiences

Leadership experiences are an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in their course work in a practical experience either on or off campus. The student will learn from observing others as well as leading in their field of expertise. The leadership experiences, completed in 3rd and 4th year, are a valuable opportunity for the student to learn about potential careers in the field of human kinetics.

Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa, Ontario

Students may choose a semester at the LLC and obtain up to six semester hours of leadership credits. Possible opportunities may include working for the Ministry of Health or Sport, or placement with any of the national sport organizations located in Ottawa.


Spartans Student Athletic Therapist

Student therapists work day to day directly with a varsity program to assist Certified Athletic Therapists in the prevention, management, and care of illness and injury to our athletes. TWU students of any major can join the team to learn leadership and hands-on skills in the sports world. This role will give you the opportunity to learn from and work with an integrated sports medicine team of athletic therapists, registered massage therapists, chiropractors, physicians, and strength and conditioning specialists. Student therapists are paired together to enhance learning through peer mentorship and placed with one of our 11 varsity teams.

Applications are open year round. Placements generally start in August/September, depending on team schedules. This experience can be used for TWU leadership credits or post-grad applications. Position is volunteer with an opportunity for eligible students to qualify for bursary money.

If you are interested, please reach out to Katia Sanon. Accepting applications until March 18, 2022 for our 2022–23 season!

Student Personal Trainer

Recreation Services (Intramural Coordinators)

Teaching Assistants

Research Assistants

Student Administrative positions in Athletics 

Spartan Athletics Strength Strength & Conditioning Intern

Want to apply your HKIN degree in the real-world, all while being involved in a fun, engaging, and social environment? Then apply to be a strength and conditioning intern with Spartan Athletics! Great opportunity to learn about all things human performance, coach athletes, and engage with high-tech sport science gear/data. If you are interested, please reach out to Coach Cole ( Accepting applications (Cover Letter & Resume) until Feb 28th, 2022! Don’t miss out on this fun and informative experience!


Physical and Occupational Therapist Assistants

Cardiac Rehab Assistants

Special Olympics

Professional Sports Teams

  • Abbotsford Bandits
  • Vancouver Giants
  • Vancouver Whitecaps


  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Hockey

Sport Camps

Community Groups

Medical Assistants