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The Rugby Football League offer a number of high-quality student placement opportunities.

The aim of each placement is the development of each individual, looking to improve their employability post-study through production of content for the University Rugby League programme, as well as a range of opportunities to work across the sport during the summer season.

Placements will include reporting on University RL BUCS leagues and fixtures.

Students will also have the opportunity to write Rugby League features for both internal and external use, and attend some of the Rugby Football League's big events such as the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final at Wembley, Betfred Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford, and much more.

The programme is currently in its fifth year and participants have not only found that it enhances their writing skills, but the experience of working for the RFL has been enjoyable and useful in securing employment.

You don't need to have a great knowledge of Rugby League, but you do need to be resourceful, passionate and able to hit deadlines.

With a dedicated RFL mentors, our volunteers gain valuable experience working within a National Governing Body and the opportunity to liaise with influential networks within Media.

Applications for the 2017/18 academic year are now closed and will re-open in summer 2018.

For more information, contact Oliver Roby: oliver.roby@rfl.co.uk.

Meet the Team

David Lawrenson

David Lawrenson

Former Times and Guardian journalist - Media Placement Mentor
Alistair Hancock

Alistair Hancock

Broadcast Journalism student at the University of Salford and volunteer member of the Wigan Warriors Media Team
Daniel Fowler

Daniel Fowler

Third year student at the University of Sunderland and Sheffield Eagles Media Volunteer
Daniel Richardson

Daniel Richardson

UCLan Sports Journalism student and Wigan Warriors season ticket holder
Lewis Scott

Lewis Scott

Journalism and Digital Media student - Hull FC fan and volunteer member of the FC Media Team
Ryan Booth

Ryan Booth

Multimedia Sports Journalism Student at UCFB and Salford Red Devils Fan
Sian Reed

Sian Reed

Sheffield Hallam University postgraduate Sports Journalism student.