WC receives NCAA Diversity Grant

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INDIANAPOLIS – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has awarded Wilmington College the Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant.

Wilmington is one of 21 schools nationally to receive the two-year grant. The program will fund the Assistant to the Vice President/Director of Athletics internship.

“The athletic department and college are elated to be selected to receive this grant for the next years,” said Wilmington College Vice President/Director of Athletics Terry Rupert. “We recognize our duty as it relates to the interns career development, and we look forward to welcoming an aspiring young professional into our department.”

The Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant helps open opportunities both for institutions and talented future administrators. In its 15th year, the Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant is a two-year grant program that provides funding for full-time, entry-level administrative positions.

The NCAA provides $22,500 to support the salary of the hired intern and $3,000 in professional development funding. Wilmington College provides room and board for the selected intern.

The job description is below:

Internship – Assistant to the Vice President/Director of Athletics

Wilmington College, as a recipient of the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant to the Vice President of Athletic Administration/Director of Athletics. This grant is intended to promote ethnic minorities and women in intercollegiate athletics. The internship is a two year grant beginning Aug. 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2018.

Primary Job Responsibilities will include the following administrative areas: Event and contest management; Compliance and compliance programming; Sport information and sport media, Student-Athlete Advisory and Special Olympic programming. Opportunities for professional development and mentoring are included as part of the internship experience.


• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university;

• Attendance at orientation at the NCAA National Office July 28-29, 2016;

• The hired intern must identify as an ethnic minority and/or woman (as pursuant to Federal guidelines).


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