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Academic and Membership Affairs - Postgraduate Internship

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Academic and membership affairs (AMA) is a department in NCAA regulatory affairs that provides innovative solutions, guidance and expertise on institutional integrity, rules compliance and academic issues for the Association. 

The AMA postgraduate 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 others 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." - Brian Hiskey, 2014-15 academic and membership affairs intern

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“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

Frank Arredondo (Conference USA) director of compliance and sport services

Damani Leech (NCAA) managing director, championships and alliances

Chris Reynolds (Northwestern University) deputy director of athletics


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