Founded more than one hundred years ago as a way to protect student-athletes, the NCAA continues to implement that principle with increased emphasis on both athletics and academic excellence.
The NCAA is made up of three membership classifications that are known as Divisions I, II and III. Each division creates its own rules governing personnel, amateurism, recruiting, eligibility, benefits, financial aid, and playing and practice seasons – consistent with the overall governing principles of the Association. Every program must affiliate its core program with one of the three divisions.
College graduates interested in a career in intercollegiate athletics may apply for the 2013-14 NCAA Postgraduate Internship class.
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. The internships occur at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis.
The NCAA offers internships in the following areas:
NCAA Postgraduate Internship program applicants must have graduated 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, an intern can be eligible to earn graduate degree credit.
The application is available online, and the deadline is Dec. 7. Only completed applications will be considered for review. The NCAA does not provide individual status updates on applications.
Each applicant will be required to select two top areas of interest, attach a cover letter highlighting relevant work experience and include a resume. In addition, the two endorsers listed on the applicant’s online application each will need to submit a digital letter of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 7.
Interns are paid annual salaries of $24,000 and are provided 10 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.
Selections are made by a committee of NCAA national office staff members from each of the different position areas. Final intern selections will occur by March 29, 2013, and the 2013-14 intern class will begin on June 17, 2013.