Great Northeast Athletic Conference - 2014-2015 Internships

Job Title: 2014-2015 Internships
Company: Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Category: Internship

The Great Northeast Athletic Conference seeks qualified applicants for four unique and exciting internships. These positions will provide the intern the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the management and operation of an NCAA DIII athletic conference. The internships are part time, unpaid, and will be headquartered in Boston.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree and a sincere desire to enter college athletics administration.

The GNAC interns are in these four distinctive areas of concentration:

SID (supervised by Director of Media Relations)

  • Assist in managing content of GNAC website
  • Input and archive conference data and statistics online
  • Become fluent in STATCREW for both game-day and compiling conference reports
  • Create multimedia pieces for posting on the GNAC page
  • Promote the GNAC through social media
  • Assist with Pre-Season Polls and Weekly Awards program
  • Assist championship hosts with STATCREW

Special Events (supervised by Assistant to the Commissioner)
  • Plan and promote Community Clinics
  • Assist with planning, scheduling and ordering of shirts for Play 4 Kay
  • Assist with recruitment and supervision of GNAC student athlete volunteers for the Brian Honan 5K
  • Assist with planning, ordering of supplies and food and the day of event for GNAC PDS (Professional Development Seminar)
  • Assist with the organization and day of SAAC events
  • Assist with any other events, such as DIII Week and Special Olympics as assigned by the commissioner
  • Assist the Assistant to the Commissioner with producing the Around The GNAC video report

Communications & Public Relations (supervised by Director of Media Relations)
  • Write stories and post them to the GNAC website
  • Develop and distribute press releases
  • Work with conference Director Media Relations to solicit nominations for and promote awards such as the GNAC Woman of the Year and Sportsmanship awards
  • Work with the GNAC Correspondent’s program. Soliciting, editing and posting stories written by undergraduate correspondents on GNAC campuses
  • Broadcast GNAC championships when host cannot provide broadcasters

Marketing (supervised by Commissioner)
  • Work with the commissioner to research, identify and recruit corporate partners, website advertisers and sport and/or award sponsors
  • Research and contact equipment vendors requesting barter opportunities
  • Research and develop collaborations with other college athletic associations, conferences, corporations and non-profits
The interns will also serve as the “Commissioner's Kitchen Cabinet”. Brainstorming, advising and providing input to the commissioner on topics of pertinence to student athletes such as: social networking, sportsmanship, student athlete health and welfare as well as other issues effecting student athletes.

Although these are unpaid internships the non-monetary benefits include:
  • Intern will gain meaningful experience by working with and learning from 200+ professionals at the 12 GNAC full members and 11 associate members, plus GNAC partners i.e. NCAA, ECAC, 42 other DIII conferences, officials, corporate, community.
  • Task/project oriented not hourly. Allows intern time to work another job or attend graduate school
  • An unparalleled networking opportunity.
  • Opportunity to attend NCAA, NACDA, NACWAA or CoSIDA convention paid for by the GNAC
Interested parties may apply by emailing a cover letter, resume and three references addressed to Commissioner Joe Walsh to:

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