HPSNZ Prime Minister’s Scholarship Internship Recipients
Rowing athletes Kristen Froude and Kobe Miller are two of six athletes to receive a 2023 HPSNZ Prime Minister’s Scholarship Internship following the completion of year one of the pilot programme.
Kristen will do her internship in Environmental Sustainability and Animal Welfare and Kobe will undertake an internship in Sport Science and Sport Management which will provide them with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in their chosen fields while continuing their sporting careers.
HPSNZ PM’s Scholarship Internship programme lead, Hannah McLean, says the success of the 2022 programme has paved the way for the second group of recipients.
“The feedback from athlete interns and employers has been fantastic this year. For athletes, being able to take up a flexible internship has ‘demystified’ the workplace and given them the confidence they will be able to transition into a post sports career when the time comes.
Employers have been impressed with the valuers and skills that high performance athletes can bring to their workplaces and appreciate the financial support by HPSNZ to make internships possible.”