AFL Rookie Reporter Program


The AFL Youth Central Rookie Reporter Program gives two young people the chance at a voluntary internship position with AFL Media.

The Rookie Reporter Program is a great opportunity to work alongside senior AFL reporters and editors to cover various aspects of the game for the AFL website, AFL App and AFL Record.

The internship is open to:

  • Young Victorians studying journalism (or an equivalent course)
  • Young Victorians who have a qualification in journalism (or an equivalent qualification)

The internship will run for six months from March 2018 through to the end of the 2018 football season. Each participant will work one day a week for 4 hours.

Interns will make invaluable contacts and tap into the knowledge and practical skills of experienced sports journalists and editors.

Established in 2012, the Youth Central AFL Rookie Reporter Program gives aspiring journalists an opportunity to learn from some of the best sports reporters and editors in the country.

Applications for the 2018 intake are now open

For more information and to apply continue to the AFL Youth Central Rookie Reporter program Application Form (new window).

Applications close midnight, Friday, 12 January 2018.