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Academic and Membership Affairs - Postgraduate Internship

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Key Dates:

  • Aug. 6, 2018 – Application opens (8 a.m. Eastern time)
  • Sept. 14, 2018 – Application deadline (5 p.m. Eastern time)
  • Oct. 15-24, 2018 – Phone screen interviews for selected candidates
  • Nov. 14-15, 2018 – In-person interviews for selected candidates
  • Dec. 6-10, 2018 – Notifications sent to candidates
  • June 17, 2019 – Start date for 2019-20 internship program


Academic and membership affairs 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 academic and membership affairs 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, college athletics administration, member conference offices, law offices and others have remained at the NCAA national office.

2019-20 AMA PGIP Descriptions for the five internship positions within academic and membership affairs.


Intern Perspective

“It is an awesome opportunity to be able to get such a holistic perspective on intercollegiate athletics. Everyone in the national office has a genuine, vested interest in making sure interns are establishing a strong foundation for themselves both personally and professionally.”

Kelsey Quintos, 2018-19 academic and membership affairs intern

“I get a chance every day to help educate institutions on legislation, as well as find ways to provide relief to student-athletes with certain circumstances who need a waiver to participate in the sport they love. My team members, mentor and supervisor all have been an amazing support line for me to grow professionally throughout this year.”

Nick Mutebi, 2018-19 academic and membership affairs intern

“It is a great opportunity to be part of a team that is always offering to help me become an expert within my responsibilities but also openly inviting me to learn from different committees that contribute to the membership. As a result, it has allowed me to quickly meet and build relationships with many amazing leaders within the membership and outside of the national office within my first month.”

Melissa Marchini, 2018-19 academic and membership affairs intern

Former Postgraduate Interns

  • Damani Leech (NFL) vice president, football strategy and business development
  • Chris Reynolds (Bradley University) director of athletics

Contact Us

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