Beginning in the fall of 1984, the NACDA internship program has provided opportunities for more than 180 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 3rd 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
September 2016 - June 2017
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.Compensation
Our 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.Evaluation
Interns will be evaluated twice during their internship, midyear and at the end. These reviews are meant to be constructive and a tool for recognizing how well he/she is performing or where improvements need to be made. In addition, each intern will have the opportunity to evaluate NACDA on the quality of the internship program.
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.
The application process for the 2016-17 NACDA Internship Program is now closed. The application for 2017-18 will be made available in the fall of 2016.