The NCAA Communications department is responsible for both the external affairs and strategic communications management of the Association. The department provides information to media members, schools, conferences, former student-athletes and the general public as well as NCAA employees.
The department has four postgraduate internship positions available in the areas of employee and community initiatives, public and media relations, web communications and executive communications. Current interns are producing content for the NCAA website and social media platforms as well as NCAA Champion magazine. Interns are helping to create new messaging opportunities while contributing to the NCAA branding and community engagement efforts.
Past interns have been hired as assistant directors in the Communications department or gone on to work for member schools as assistant media relations directors and assistant directors of new media. Others have entered the fields of journalism and corporate communications; one is even a Ph.D. candidate whose research centers on NCAA student-athletes.
“I am leading a student media engagement project where we reach out to student newspapers, radios and television stations at member schools to improve the relationship, and in turn, improve their reporting. I have had the opportunity to write press releases, produce content for the website and weigh in on communication plans for several high profile issues.”
–Jennifer Burroughs, 2014-15 Public and Media Relations intern
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“In my role, I am responsible for assisting with research and content development for the ncaa.org, video production efforts and social media. I have the ability to write for the webpage and Champion, the NCAA’s magazine, as well as edit in-house video projects.”
– Alexia Grevious, 2014-15 Web Communications intern
“I’ve had the opportunity to complete projects outside my unit. I am on cross-functional teams to produce evergreen content and for student-athlete outreach for the communications department as a whole, as well as the convention planning committee.”
– Lauren McNamara, 2014-15 Employee and Community Initiative intern
For more information about the Postgraduate Internship program, please contact the NCAA via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.