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.
The governance interns 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.
Click here for the governance intern job description (PDF).
“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.”
Former Postgraduate Interns
- Monica Lebron (University of Georgia) associate athletics director for development.
- Denise O’Grady (Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis) associate athletics director for academics
For more information about the postgraduate internship program, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.