The NCAA Eligibility Center under the regulatory affairs division of the Association, ensures college-bound student-athletes, member institutions and high schools understand the requirements to participate in Divisions I and II athletics and to certify their academic and amateur credentials in accordance with NCAA standards and philosophy.
Eligibility Center interns work closely throughout the yearlong program with each unit of the department, which includes academic certification, academic waivers, amateurism certification, customer service and high school review.
These interns gain extensive knowledge and understanding of each of these functions and how they are integral to the certification of prospective student-athletes. Interns who have worked in the Eligibility Center have gone on to work in compliance, event operations, as well as student-athlete and academic affairs at both the campus and conference level.
“In addition to the rotations throughout different departments within the Eligibility Center, you will work on the legislative phone lines in the Customer Service Center for a couple of hours a week, for the duration of the year. This is a great learning opportunity, giving you exposure to the bylaws for all three NCAA divisions. It also gives you experience in understanding questions the general public have surrounding the NCAA bylaws. You will receive bylaw training upon arrival at the NCAA.”
–Tom Anderson, 2014-15 Eligibility Center intern
“As an EC intern, your year is based on a rotation schedule. You’re part of a friendly team that works very hard to remain consistent, fair, and efficient. It can be intimidating to come in to an office setting like this, but they’ve made it easy. I genuinely feel as though people take your diverse background and your personality, and make it easy to help you fit with the team.”
– Kathleen Sipe, 2014-15 Eligibility Center intern
Former postgraduate interns
- Christine Halstead (Horizon League) assistant director of championships and compliance.
- Paul Perrier (Rutgers, The State Univ. of New Jersey, New Brunswick) senior associate athletics director / chief compliance officer.
- Brandi Guerinot (Daemen College) associate athletics director of compliance.
For more information about the postgraduate internship program, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.