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The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a membership-led organization dedicated to protecting and equipping student-athletes for success on the field, in the classroom and for life.
We value accountability, collaboration, communication, leadership and inclusion. Whether you are a creative type or enjoy crunching numbers, the national office could be the place for you. As an NCAA team member, you will join more than 500 professionals dedicated to helping college students develop leadership, confidence, discipline and teamwork through sports.
Jobs at the National Office
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Postgraduate Internships at the National Office
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MEET OUR TEAM
More than 500 team members work at the NCAA national office. Some on our team join employee resource groups to tackle diversity-related topics. Others play on intramural teams for the thrill of competition. A number volunteer outside the office or coach an athletics team to give back to the community. All of them work to support college athletes. A few of them are profiled below.
Meet Richard Zhu, coordinator of inclusion. Like nearly 8 percent of national office staff, he was a postgraduate intern before being hired full time. “Working at the national office, I am continually challenged on a daily basis to provide meaningful services to our member schools and student-athletes.”
Meet Melissa Montgomery Piening, associate director of travel and insurance. She is among the 36 percent of employees who are former college athletes. “What I like about the NCAA is the dedication to teamwork and working together. As a team, you can accomplish a lot more than going at something by yourself.”
Meet Matt White, coordinator of NCAA championships community programs and youth clinics. He is among the more than 60 percent of employees who volunteer in the community monthly. “At the NCAA you have a collective group of diverse people who are working toward the same goal.”
Who we are
What Is the NCAA?
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a member-led organization dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes.
Our Three Divisions
The NCAA’s three divisions were created in 1973 to align like-minded campuses in the areas of philosophy, competition and opportunity.
How We Support College Athletes
Each year, the NCAA funds 90 championships in 24 sports, including paying for almost 14 million miles of travel to get athletes to the competitions.
What we Believe
Pathways to Opportunity
More than 1,100 member schools are united around one goal: creating opportunities for college athletes.
The Value of College Sports
The advantages of competing in college sports are both immediate and lifelong.
Investing Where It Matters
The NCAA and its member schools are committed to funding opportunities for student-athletes. In short, we put our money where our mission is.
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