The UK Sports Association has a long-term intern and volunteering programme supporting young people to gain experience in sport.
Both Allie and Ramsha joined the UK Sports Association through long-time partner, Syracuse University, taking on an autumn internship as part of their study abroad programme in London from September to December 2022.
We are delighted to welcome Ramsha and Allie to the team. Read on to get to know more about the new interns!
Allie Rosen is from Cherry Hill, New Jersey and is in her third year of her undergraduate education studying Sport Management and Public Communications Studies.
In her role as UKSA’s Communications Officer, Allie supports the development and delivery of the UK Sports Association’s communications plan, including social media and marketing. Growing up as an avid football player and lover of all sports, sport has been an important part of Allie’s life. Although she no longer plays at a competitive level, Allie still gets involved in casual football matches, loves going to and watching games, and somehow always finds a way to fit sports into a conversation.
When asked about why she took on a role with UKSA, Allie said
“I’m so excited to be working for the UK Sports Association as sports had such a big impact on my life, both on and off the field. The experiences I’ve had, and my teammates and coaches have played a role in making me the person I am today. Through my work with the UK Sports Association, I can give back to sports all it has given to me and use my passion to grow the passion of others. Everyone should be able to have access to sports and I’m proud to be helping bring awareness and access to those who are under-represented.”
At Syracuse, Allie is a Creative Services and Digital Media Intern for the Syracuse Athletic Department where she works as a sport photographer and helps create content for many different Syracuse Athletics social media platforms. She also is a member of Women in Sports & Events (she formerly held the role of Communications Co-Chair) and the Syracuse Sport Management Club (she formerly held the position Donations Committee Chair for their annual charity sport auction).
Prior to joining UKSA, Allie worked for the MLS team D.C. United where she served as the Academy Media Intern, assisting with content management/creation for social media and digital channels, for both the academy and the first team. Allie has enjoyed transferring her creative skills and prior experience to her role with the UK Sports Association.
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Ramsha Tauseef is from Long Island, New York, and is in her final year of her undergraduate education studying Human Development & Family Science and Psychology. As Programmes Support Officer, she supports athletes and families with upcoming events, researching policy, and promoting UKSA’s vision and mission. Growing up in a family where all her cousins and her brother played both volleyball and basketball, Ramsha was exposed to sports at a young age. She has always had a passion for learning about people’s sport journeys and watching them play. She even joined the junior varsity women’s basketball team in secondary school with her best friend.
When asked about what motivated her to join UKSA, Ramsha said how she f elt connected to the UK Sports Association’s “determination and goal to help people with intellectual impairment be part of their favourite sports.”
She believes her values go hand-in-hand with those of the UK Sport Association and she’s excited to do work fuelled by them. Ramsha also strongly believes that “everyone deserves a chance in sport and should have the opportunity to chase their dreams,” and she cannot wait to help people achieve them!
Back at Syracuse, Ramsha is involved in the South Asian Student Association where she and fellow South Asian community members attending Syracuse host events such as Diwali and Eid. She also worked as a special education teaching assistant at a local children’s centre, mainly focusing on helping children aged 2 to 10 navigate any academic and emotional difficulties they may have. Ramsha loves being able to bring her prior experiences and knowledge to her role.
Contact Ramsha on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested, or if your university is interested in volunteering or interning opportunities at the UK Sports Association, then get in contact