Malawi Cricket Internship Application Form

 

Lord’s Taverners Australia, Northern New South Wales

Position Description

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Position title: Malawi Cricket Intern Position type: Internship
Location: Blantyre, Malawi Date posted: March 19th 2019
Stipend $3,950.00 (AUD) Position expires: May 19th 2019
Dates: 2- 4 months between May – October 2019

 

# Positions available: 2
Key relationships: Malawi Cricket Union C/O The Cricket Academy, Lord’s Taverners NNSW and Malawi Internship Committee (within LTNNSW)
Lord’s Taverners NNSW Mission: Enhance the prospects of disadvantaged and disabled young people using cricket and other forms of sport and recreation to engage with them.

The Lord’s Taverners Northern NSW (LTNNSW) are excited to announce the continuation of the Malawi Cricket Internship Program which started in 2018. This year the LTNNSW will support two interns to take on this unique and life-changing position.

Position purpose

Amongst all else our hope is for this program and the experiences it brings to be thoroughly enjoyed by the intern(s) and for it to be mutually beneficial for the Malawi Cricket Union and LTNNSW. More specifically, the overarching goals of the Malawi Cricket Internship Program are:

  1. Providing an opportunity for young people from Northern NSW to experience the cultures and cricket programs of a foreign country;
  2. Providing an opportunity for young people from Northern NSW to develop cricket coaching, life, people and leadership skills while immersed in The Cricket Academy programs;
  3. Supporting cricket programs in Malawi with human resources; and
  4. Developing intern(s) skills so that they can contribute to LTNNSW upon returning.
Responsibilities

This position has key requirements from two parties, namely the Lord’s Taverners NNSW (scholarship and program provider) and the Malawi Cricket Union (organisation the person will be interning with). The requirements from each of these parties are detailed below:

  1. The LTNNSW expects the following from the intern(s):
    • Represent Lord’s Taverners in a professional and reputable manner while in Malawi;
    • Represent the interests of Lord’s Taverners while in Malawi by setting up relationships for future exchanges;
    • Regular reporting on their situation and progress;
    • Regular updates on activities with photos that LTNNSW can use in social media;
    • A desire to work with Lord’s Taverners NNSW upon return will be looked upon favourably
  2. The MCU expects the intern(s) to be involved in the following while in Malawi:
    • Working closely with the head coach;
    • High performance program, players scouting and national teams (men & women);
    • Development programs (U13/U16/U19) outreach and pathway;
    • Coach, umpire and support The Cricket Academy’s staff education;
    • Education and lifestyle program;
    • Being a good role model and mentor while maintaining a strong work ethic;
    • Media, marketing and fund-raising;
    • General administration;
    • Facilities improvement; and
    • Doing so in a respectable manner that personifies good cricket etiquette.
Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Be 21 years old or older as of January 1st 2019
  • First Aid certificate – must be obtained before departure; and
  • Community Cricket Coach Accreditation (Level 1) – must be obtained before departure.

Desirable

  • Several years’ experience playing/coaching/umpiring cricket;
  • Australian drivers’ licence;
Finances

Applicants should not expect to financially benefit from this position. No salary will be paid to the intern(s) by either the Lord’s Taverners NNSW nor the Malawi Cricket Union for their work as a cricket intern. Financial support will, however, be provided to the intern(s) to cover specific costs as outlined in the table below.

Costs Notes Covered by
Return flights Nearest Australian capital city to Blantyre, Malawi LTNNSW
Accommodation MCU will provide USD$10/night for safe and secure accommodation MCU as outlined
Travel insurance Coverage provided will be for travel in and across Africa but only for the duration of the internship LTNNSW
Medical expenses Vaccinations, malaria tablets and first aid LTNNSW
Transport (cricket) All cricket related activities MCU
Transport (non-cricket) All non-cricket transport Intern
Visa 6-month multiple entry tourist visa (USD$150) Intern
Food Estimated at USD$20/day Intern
Required certificates Any costs associated with obtaining First-Aid or Community coach accreditation Intern

The LTNNSW advises each intern to have at least AUD$1000 in personal savings for each month of their program.

Other opportunities
  • Personal travel in Africa: The intern(s) are encouraged to use this experience as an opportunity to do personal travel through Africa. This will be completely self-funded by the intern(s) and must be coordinated with the Malawi Cricket Union;
  • Cricket accreditation: While in Malawi the intern(s) are encouraged or may be given the opportunity to obtain higher coaching or umpiring accreditation with internationally recognised cricket bodies such as Cricket South Africa. The intern(s) are encouraged to pursue their level 2 coaching accreditation with Cricket Australia upon return to Australia.
How to apply

To apply for the 2019 Malawi Cricket Internship position, you will need to submit your application via our online form here:

Malawi Internship Application

Application for Malawi Cricket Internship
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