Job Opportunities
Internship Positions

As part of ongoing work towards inclusive excellence, McMaster Athletics and Recreation department is pleased to offer recent graduates who identify as Black the opportunity to apply for 2 one-year paid internships beginning May and/or September 2022.

Purpose of Internships

The internship positions are designed to provide valuable work experience to qualified recent graduates that have an interest in pursuing a career within athletics and recreation with a goal of increasing representation within the department by those who identify as Black. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to build professional networks and expand career skills while exploring potential career paths wtihin Athletics and Recreation. The internship will provide exposure to many aspects of the department including marketing and communications; human resources; alumni and community engagement as well as athlete services, coaching, fitness programming and sports club coordination.

Job Details


1-Year (May or September start available)

Scheduled Hours:

35 hours/week


CLOSED for 2023-24

We are looking for individuals with good organizational and interpersonal skills to support Athletics and Recreation by leading, coordinating, administering and supporting existing programs and services. Every effort will be made to develop a bespoke job description for each intern, which aligns with their interests and career ambition, as well as current departmental needs (camps, marketing and communications).

In order to apply for this internship you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have graduated from a Canadian University within the last 3 years
  • Be eligible to work in Canada
  • Identify as Black
  • Have an interest in pursuing a career in Athletics and Recreation

All candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply but preference will be given to McMaster graduates.

Please complete an application online by April 1st at: and ensure you provide details on:

  • Your career ambitions and what kinds of experience you hope to gain through this internship.
  • Any relevant knowledge, experience or skills, which will help you to be successful during the internship.
  • All applicants must self-identify as Black in their cover letter.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview in April.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons.


It is anticipated that the internships will be in person on McMaster's main campus, however a hybrid work environment (virtual and in-person) is also offered as we continue to work within the current provincial COVID guidelines. Please visit Welcome to McMaster Athletics & Recreation | Recreation for more informaiton about the Athletics and Recreation department. If you have any questions about the internship please contact Trish Chant-Sehl, Associate Director, Recreation & Healthy Living at