Cape Town -

Sport Event Management

ID 2014


The company is an event management agency specializing in sporting events (marathons, runs & races). The company organizes and manages about 23 events per year, some of them with up to 14.000 participants. Each sport event requires event administration, online entries, marketing, timing and results as well as event logistics. The organization employs 7 permanent staff members in their office, supported by more than 40 additional temporary staff. Some temporary staff members have been employed for more than 10 years to assist in the same event every year.


Internship Description:

The candidate gets the opportunity to deepen practical knowledge in event administration, implementation and organization of events with interesting sport projects in Cape Town and South Africa. You will be placed according to knowledge, experience & current need. You will be responsible for different event management tasks and treated as a full member of the team. You will assist with administration work in the office in Maitland (suburb of Cape Town) and be at the events as well.

The events mostly take place on weekends and in the evening in different locations. Interns are expected to make themselves available on event days. Due to the focus on sports, most of the big events take place in the South African summer season (about November – March). During winter most of the work is administration in the office. The company already hosts a number of South African interns.



  • Passion for event management
  • High motivation and commitment
  • Interest in sports
  • Ability to integrate in the team
  • Very good written & spoken English


  • Supportive & friendly team
  • Exposure to all aspects of event planning
  • Learning experience – running events & marketing
  • Opportunity to travel the country to assist in countrywide sport events  


Start: flexible

Duration: flexible

Duration: flexible

Field: Event Management

Location:Cape Town - Maitland

Start: Flexible


Field: Event Management

Location: Cape Town

Services included:


  • Mediation of the internship
  • Written confirmation
  • Regular meetings
  • Weekly newsletters
  • Activities suggestions
  • Welcome pack with tourist information

Additional services (optional):

  • Accommodation service in shared apartment or host family    
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Car rental agency