People are the greatest performance advantage at #TeamNSWIS.

At NSWIS, we believe that our people are our greatest competitive advantage. We are committed to identifying, developing, and progressing highly capable and talented staff members. We are all committed to displaying the Institute’s core values of leadership, integrity, excellence, passion, and teamwork as we work towards our primary purpose of supporting Australian athletes to become the world’s best. With our unique experience of working in Olympic and Paralympic sporting environments, we provide our staff with the opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to achieve successful careers in high performance sport.


  • Learning opportunities
  • Flexible work conditions
  • Diverse and inclusive culture
  • Opportunity to work with Olympic and Paralympic athletes
  • Salary Packaging
  • NSWIS supplied uniform
  • Sydney Olympic Park Fitness Passport


For a detailed list of career opportunities available, head to the NSWIS recruitment portal.

We’re always looking for new talent!

To stay in touch with the latest opportunities, subscribe to our careers page. 


Whether you’re already experienced in sports performance or a university student seeking experience in the sporting industry, we would love to hear from you. Please contact NSWIS People and Culture via

Internship Program

There are undergraduate to graduate programs at NSWIS. Whether you’re interested in working in sport science, high performance, or medicine, NSWIS has the culture and expertise to help you develop your skills alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry.  

Karli Musarra was a NSWIS intern and is now a NSWIS employee. In 2020, she was an undergraduate intern in her final year of university and went on to complete her honours in 2021. She remained an intern while studying and then successfully applied for the Assistant Physiologist role.


I have been invited to attend an interview, is there anything I need to prepare or bring with me on the day?

Details of a presentation brief, selection test or anything else you are expected to prepare in advance of the interview will be detailed in your invitation to interview.  

Should you be successful at interview, we will ask you to provide documentation confirming your eligibility to work in Australia and your professional qualifications prior to you commencing employment with NSWIS.

Can I apply for more than one role?

Yes, this is possible.  If your application was shortlisted, and you were selected for interview, it is more than likely that you would be interviewed by different panels for the different role(s) as they may be for different sport(s).  

At the interview stage, we would encourage you to declare you have applied for more than one position.

Can I undertake any work experience at NSWIS?

Due to the specific nature of the NSWIS work and the number of enquiries we receive, unfortunately we cannot respond to individual enquiries and emails around work experience, shadowing a practitioner in a specific department, requests for NSWIS staff or athletes to participate in research projects or to facilitate interview requests for student projects, dissertations, or courses. 

I have a disability, what support can I get with my application?

Please let us know if you require assistance at any stage of the recruitment process by emailing us at