The NCAA Postgraduate Internship is a one-year program that provides on-the-job learning experiences for college graduates who express an interest in pursuing a career in intercollegiate athletics administration based at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The NCAA offers the following internship positions: Academic and Membership Affairs/Student-Athlete Reinstatement; Administrative Services, Championships and Alliances; Communications (Digital Communications, Image Management and Communication Strategy, Public and Media Relations); Enforcement; Governance; Student-Athlete Affairs and Inclusion; and the NCAA Eligibility Center. Internship applicants will select their top two areas of interest on the online application. For sample job descriptions of each 2013-14 intern position, click here.
Interns are paid salaries of $24,000 in accordance with the NCAA national office's biweekly payroll and are provided the following benefits: ten days of annual leave, five sick days, individual health and dental insurance, disability and accident insurance, and workers compensation insurance, in addition to other staff benefits.
NCAA Postgraduate Internship program applicants must be a college graduate from a four-year NCAA member institution. The NCAA Postgraduate Internship program is not designed to provide interns internship credit toward an undergraduate degree; however, with graduate school approval, can be eligible to earn graduate degree credit.
Applications for the 2013-14 Postgraduate Internship Program are currently being accepted online.
The application deadline is Monday, December 7, 2012. Any applications or materials received after this date will not be considered.
To complete the online application, each applicant will be required to select their top two areas of interest, attach a cover letter highlighting their relevant work experience and a resume. In addition, two endorsers listed on the applicant's online application will each need to submit a digital letter of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than December 7, 2012.
Please click here to access the online application.
Please do not e-mail resumes or essays when inquiring about the NCAA Postgraduate Internship program.
The NCAA Postgraduate Internship program utilizes a selection committee comprised of NCAA national office staff members from each of the different position areas. After reviewing completed online applications, each area will select intern candidates for phone interviews. Intern candidates will be selected for in-person interviews at the NCAA national office based on the phone interviews. A select number of individuals will be invited to the national office for in-person interviews February 25-26, 2013. In order to be considered for the program, you must be available to attend an in-person interview on the date determined by the NCAA national office. Final intern selections will occur by March 29, 2013. The 2013-14 intern class will begin on Monday, June 17, 2013.
NOTE: We do not provide updates on the individual status of a candidate's application.
For more information about the NCAA Postgraduate Internship program, please contact the NCAA by e-mail at email@example.com. Prior to submitting an e-mail please reference the Frequently Asked Questions Documents first. You will receive a response within 3 business days.
The NCAA national office welcomes the 2012-13 NCAA Postgraduate Internship class:
Jane Beall, Enforcement
Anthony Buhr, Enforcement
Brooke Buzard, Championships and Alliances
Kate Carrico, Governance
Courtney Cronin, Communications (Digital Communications)
Jessica David, Student-Athlete Affairs and Inclusion
Mike Fuller, Administrative Services
Lauren Graham, Championships and Alliances
Rebecca Harrison, NCAA Eligibility Center
Quintin Jordan, NCAA Eligibility Center
Caitlin Kinser, Communications (Image Management and Communication Strategy)
Jessica McIntyre, Academic and Membership Affairs
Molly Poitevint, Governance
Leslee Roper, Championship and Alliances
Hamardo Sinclair, Championships and Alliances
KD Stearns, Student-Athlete Affairs and Inclusion
Akanni Turner, Academic and Membership Affairs
Kayci Woodley,Communications (Public and Media Relations)
Josh Young, Academic and Membership Affairs
Want to gain a historical perspective of the program? From Kansas City to Indianapolis, click here to see who has gone through the program and their respective alma maters.
1. Is the internship only offered in Indianapolis? Yes.
2. Do you offer summer internships? No. The NCAA Postgraduate Internship is a full year program that begins in June each year and concludes the following June or at the termination of employment.
3. How many interns are selected? Each year 21 interns are selected. Each intern will be assigned an area within the NCAA national office that meets the needs of the national office and best fits the skills of the intern.
4. Are relocation costs paid? No.
5. What are the interns working hours? The daily office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. During the course of the internship, there will be some required night and weekend work.
6. How much are interns paid? Interns are paid an annual salary of $24,000, including access to benefits. Housing and transportation are the interns’ responsibility.
7. Do interns get vacation days? Interns are provided with 15 days (a combination of sick and vacation) in addition to NCAA observed holidays.
8. What are the responsibilities of interns? Each group of the NCAA functions in a different manner when doing Association business. The function of the interns will differ from group to group, but not differ in the responsibility level. Interns are given administrative level assignments and projects.
9. Do I have to have my graduate degree? No, you must be at least a college graduate from a four-year NCAA member institution to be eligible for an NCAA internship position.
10. Is there an age limit? No. The internship program welcomes all those who have obtained their undergraduate degree from a four-year NCAA member institution and wish to pursue a career in intercollegiate athletics.
11. Can I receive college credit for this internship? Yes, for graduate programs only. You must approve this with the graduate program you are currently attending.
12. What if I obtain a job during my internship? Great! Congratulations! We welcome interns finding positions at our membership institutions and conference offices. The goal of the program is to sharpen the interns’ professional skill set to become gainfully employed.