You are here

Graduate Assistants and Interns

The programs assist in the transition to life after college sports and help identify the next step to becoming a full-time athletics administrator.

Athletes learn how to build a network of peers and gain valuable insight from industry leaders and key decision-makers in college sports; engage with group dynamics and organizational politics; and gain emotional intelligence while diving into important topics in athletics. Grant funds are available to create athletics administration positions to advance the careers for women and minorities.

The NCAA postgraduate internship program offers interns real-world work experience at the national office that allows them to take their knowledge of governance, regulatory affairs and communications to campuses and conference offices.

NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar

The Emerging Leaders Seminar (ELS) is an annual professional development event providing effective leadership, educational and transitional programing for more than 200 current graduate assistants and interns from NCAA membership institutions, conference offices and affiliate organizations. 

Learn More >
NCAA and Women Leaders in College Sports Women’s Leadership Symposium

The NCAA and Women Leaders in College Sports Women's Leadership Symposium (WLS) is developed for women aspiring to, or just beginning a career, in college athletics.

Learn More >
NCAA Postgraduate Internship Program

The NCAA Postgraduate Internship Program annually provides on-the-job learning experiences at the national office in Indianapolis to college graduates who are passionate in their pursuit of a career in college sports administration. 

Learn More >
Division II and Division III Diversity Grants

The NCAA provides grant funding to Division II and Division III members committed to enhancing ethnic minority and gender representation in athletics administration.  In addition, grant funding for assistant coaching positions is available to Division II members.