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Academic and Membership Affairs - Postgraduate Internship

Academic and Membership Affairs (AMA) is the group that provides innovative solutions, guidance and expertise on institutional integrity, rules compliance and academic issues for the Association.

There are five internship opportunities in AMA, general department interns and others dedicated to student-athlete reinstatement. Interns process waivers, participate in waiver team meetings and communicate decisions to the applicant institutions. Interns also participate in legislative meetings, as well as, staff interpretations meetings.

Interns who have worked in the department have gone on to campus compliance offices, collegiate athletics administration, member conference offices, law offices and some have remained at the NCAA national office.

Intern Perspective

 “Being a member of the Student-Athlete Reinstatement (SAR) and Student-Athlete Academic Waiver (SAAW) teams provides an opportunity to work with institutions across all three divisions while learning how different institutions operate. I primarily work on my cases with my supervisor or mentor, but all team members have open doors and are willing to help interns develop professionally and personally. I am challenged every day, but it is extremely rewarding and helps me feel prepared for a career at the end of the internship”.

– Brian Hiskey, 2014-15 Academic and Membership Affairs intern

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 “Processing cases involves a lot of organization and time management.   The workload picks up quite a bit near the beginning of the school year, and many cases require you to work quickly to reach a decision before the student-athlete’s next competition which may only be a few days away.”

– Julie deBruin, 2014-15 Academic and Membership Affairs intern

“As a member of the Academic and Membership Affairs rules compliance staff, my primary responsibility is to provide rules education to the Division II membership. Specifically, I process legislative relief waivers, answering interpretations requests, and support various Division II committees. As a member of the Division II team, I attend weekly staff meetings to resolve interpretive and/or legislative relief waiver issues.”

– Veronica Carman, 2014-15 Academic and Membership Affairs intern

Former Postgraduate Interns

Damani Leech (NCAA Managing Director, Championships and Alliances)

Chris Reynolds (Northwestern University, Deputy Director of Athletics)

Contact Us

For more information about the Postgraduate Internship program, please contact the NCAA via email at