Biomechanics Intern – Swimming / Water Polo

Posted on December 5, 2018 by

Supporting service provision to priority NSWIS athletes, NSW State Coaches and targeted programs. Improving the consistency and impact of current biomechanics service delivery, whilst gaining experience & understanding through exposure towards a cultivated capacity to deliver quality support services across the performance spectrum.

The NSW Institute of Sport is a national high performance centre and Olympic training facility based at Sydney Olympic Park. It was established in 1996 to develop and deliver programs and services to elite athletes in NSW. Our purpose is to support Australian athletes to become world’s best. The principles by which we operate are to: Find It (courage), Bring it (excellence), Own it (accountability), Fight for it (Passion), Drive it (tenacity), Together (teamwork). Through our world’s best mindset our staff enable, impact and support the performance of our athletes.

The Institute supports over 350 high performance athletes on squad or individual scholarships across 17 sports programs. NSWIS has two Divisions: High Performance and Corporate Communications. The High Performance Division comprises Performance Support, Coaching, Research and Sport.

The NSWIS Performance Support Unit comprises Physiology, Strength and Conditioning, Biomechanics, Performance Analysis, Nutrition, Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement, Medical and Physiotherapy, Injury and Recovery and Performance Psychology Sections. These services work with NSWIS scholarship holders in an integrated and collaborative manner, to ensure that athletes and coaches have the best information, facilities and advice for optimising training and maximising performance.

This is a fantastic opportunity for university students to apply the knowledge and skills they have learnt and be part of an elite high performance environment that supports, impacts and enables the performance of athletes.


The Position

This placement position with the NSWIS Biomechanics team is for a minimum of 10 hours per week over a twelve-month period. Primarily in swimming, this will involve assisting service delivery in training and racing environments, involvement in biomechanics based projects, athlete database management, supporting training sessions, assisting targeted programs and a variety of other tasks to support the unit as required.

Applicants must:

  • Be reliable and responsible
  • Be driven and show initiative
  • Be keen to learn and develop in High Performance Sport
  • Be passionate about influencing and improving athlete performance
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Have some flexibility around required work days (an ability to work over weekends if required)


Selection Criteria


  • Completing undergraduate study in an Exercise / Sport Science Degree OR enrolled in Postgraduate study in a relevant field
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Working With Children Check
  • Knowledge in the provision and application of biomechanics services, with an understanding of high performance
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with athletes, coaches and other service providers.



  • ESSA student membership
  • ISAK level 1
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Own car/transport


To apply

If you would like to enquire about the role contact Ryan Hodierne, NSWIS Biomechanics

If you believe that you have the required skills, experience, competencies and personal attributes, send your covering letter of no more than 1 page addressing the selection criteria and current resume to by midnight Sunday 6th of January 2019 -please note the extended deadline, NSWIS offices will be closed during the period 24 December 2018 to 4 January 2019. . Interviews will be held on Wednesday 16th of January 2019, so please ensure you would be available to attend an interview on that day. Please be advised that these roles are only open to students currently studying in Australia.

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