Beginning in the fall of 1984, the NACDA internship program has provided opportunities for more than 190 college students and graduates who are aspiring collegiate athletics administrators. NACDA interns hail from all over the United States, as well as a few international students, who commit to the year-long internship.
During the NACDA internship, students are exposed to different aspects involved in the field of athletics administration. This internship serves as a way to increase a student's knowledge of the administrative duties within collegiate athletics by providing practical experience.
Lee Reed and Dawn (Moore) Rogers became the first NACDA interns to earn the position of director of athletics; Reed at Cleveland State (currently at Georgetown) and Moore at Xavier. Reed, currently NACDA's 1st Vice President, is also the first former intern to become a NACDA Officer.
NACDA has employed several former interns including - Jamie Bouyer; Jason Galaska; Laurie Garrison; Chris Green; Jude Killy; Dana (Ingraham) LeRoy; Melissa (Dukov) Lynch; Pat Manak; Denise (Ladd) Manak; Katie Newman; Liz (Zielie) McFarland; Becky Parke; Lisa Polak; Ryan Virtue and Matt Wolfert. (Italics indicate current employees.)NACDA All-Time Intern Listing
Internship Term and Application Process
August 2018 - June 2019 | Cleveland, Ohio
In addition to the networking opportunity, our interns enhance and learn a number of skills including internal & external communication, social media strategy, design, writing, customer service, attention to detail and many others.
NACDA interns receive a bi-weekly stipend. In addition to the stipend, NACDA provides housing for each intern.Work Hours
The internship program consists of a standard 40 hour work week.Supervision
Dana LeRoy is the director and supervisor of the internship program. Each intern, however, will be assigned to specific Associations and will report to the appropriate Association Manager. Close working relationships with all staff members will be developed.