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Governance - Postgraduate Internship

The NCAA Governance department provides key support to the NCAA's federated governance structure, which includes Divisions I, II and III, as well as Association-wide committees. The department works directly with the presidential bodies and various Councils and committees that direct the affairs of each division, including proposing and sponsoring legislation; identifying options and recommendations on relevant policy issues; as well as preparing and distributing meeting agendas, supplements, meeting summaries and minutes. 

There are two internship opportunities that will assist all three divisions on a rotational basis. The interns attend council and committee meetings, engage with committee members and various other constituents within the broader membership, prepare reports, attend and take an active role in the annual NCAA Convention and assist with the National Letter of Intent (NLI) program .

Interns who have worked in the Governance department have gone on to work in campus compliance, admissions, fundraising as well as conference offices, coaches associations, the NCAA national office and professional sports governing bodies.

Intern Perspective

“The governance department is a great opportunity to work with the many different departments at the NCAA and with the membership as a whole. I’ve had the opportunity to sit in numerous governance committees meetings with Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Management Council, Presidential Advisory Group and Presidents Council. This opportunity gives you a remarkable perspective on how the NCAA uses a membership-driven committee structure to propose legislation and take action on decisions relevant to their division.”

–Brynn Seidenstricker, 2014-15 Governance intern

Click here for complete Governance intern job description.

“If Governance had a motto for interns, I’d say it’s ‘Ask and you shall receive.’ There’s so much leverage to use your interests and skillsets to help the group and membership accomplish goals. If you’re someone who wants to bring new ideas to the table to benefit the success and health of our membership and student-athlete experience, this is a position for you.”

– Nafeesa Connolly, 2014-15 Governance intern

Former Postgraduate Interns

Monica Lebron (University of Mississippi, Associate Athletics Director for Development/Major Gifts)

Denise O’Grady (Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Associate Athletics Director for Academics)

Contact Us

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