Black Internship Positions at McMaster – Full Time – 1 Year

Published On: March 28, 2023Categories: Career


The Department of Athletics & Recreation provides students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the greater community the opportunity to pursue athletic excellence and recreational activities.  The mission of the department is to cultivate human potential and well-being through recreation and sport.  The operating units of the department include interuniversity athletics, recreation, and sport medicine.  The Department of Athletics & Recreation is pleased to offer recent graduates who identify as Black the opportunity to apply for a one-year paid internship.  We are seeking three (3) qualified candidates for this opportunity.

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 incumbents will have the opportunity to build their professional network and expand career skills while exploring potential career paths.  The internship will provide exposure to many aspects of the interesting and valuable work being done within the unit, such as coaching, health and fitness programming, student and student-athlete services, sport administration, marketing and communications, alumni and community engagement.  We are seeking individuals with solid organizational and interpersonal skills to support Athletics & Recreation by coordinating, administering and supporting existing programs and services.

For your application to be considered, you must meet all the following criteria:

Identify as Black

Have graduated from a Canadian University within the last 3 years

Be eligible to work in Canada

Have an interest in pursuing a career in Athletics & Recreation

All candidates who meet the above criteria are welcome and encouraged to apply. 

We ask that you please include the following information as part of your application:

All applicants must self-identify as Black in their cover letter

Area of interest within Athletics & Recreation, skills and experience you hope to develop during this internship

Any relevant knowledge, experience, or skills, which will help you to be successful during the internship

How To Apply

To apply for this job, please submit your application online.

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. 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 University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

As part of McMaster’s commitment, all applicants are invited to complete a confidential Applicant Diversity Survey through the online application submission process. The Survey questionnaire requests voluntary self-identification in relation to equity-seeking groups that have historically faced and continue to face barriers in employment. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey – Statement of Collection for additional information.

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Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact:

Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247), or

Faculty of Health Sciences HR Office at ext. 22207, or

School of Graduate Studies at ext. 23679

to communicate accommodation needs.

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