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Teesside Sport

Student volunteer, internship and placement programme

We provide innovative co-curricular internships to help you gain the necessary practical skills employers in performance sport are looking for.

Teesside Sport staff on outdoor pitch

We work closely with the University's sport and exercise and physiotherapy academic and support staff to provide students with the opportunity to volunteer within the performance sport programmes. You will gain enhanced practical and key transferable skills and are encouraged to apply your academic studies in a real-world setting working alongside experienced practitioners.

To apply for a volunteer, internship or placement opportunity, and for more information email

Alumni who have benefited from these opportunities include:

Name Role Location
Louis Cunningham Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach Norwich Football Club
Matthew Portas Talent ID and Development Education Lead The FA
Michael Main Head of Strength and Conditioning Wasps RFC
Michelle Pearson Head of Strength and Conditioning English Institute of Sport
Rachel McKnight Strength and Conditioning Coach Darlington Mowden Park
Scott Pollock Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach British Cycling (English Institute of Sport)
Sean Hannon Physiotherapist Darlington Modwen Park Sharks
Shaun McLaren Senior Sport Scientist England Rugby League
Matthew Brown Sports Scientist Paris Saint-Germain
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