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Hartwick Receives NCAA Grant to Fund Internship

April 27, 2016

Hartwick College has been selected to receive a two-year National College Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant to fund a new Sports Information Assistant internship position.

The purpose of the grant is to encourage access, recruitment, selection and the long-term success of ethnic minorities and women in sports administration.

“Hartwick College is firmly committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all, and this NCAA grant allows us to further that commitment,” said Director of Athletics Dr. Kimberly L. Fierke. “We are excited the grant allows us to hire an Assistant Sports Information Director who can help promote Hawk athletics. Through the two year grant, the candidate will have a significant influence on the promotion and support for all our teams.”

During each year of the grant, the NCAA will provide funding toward the salary and professional development of the hired intern. The College will also provide benefits for each year of the grant.

The grant will also help fund costs of training and orientation, to be held at the national NCAA offices in Indianapolis in July.

The full-time, benefits-eligible position will run for 10 months, and report to Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Chris Gondek. This internship runs for two years commencing August 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2018.

Job functions for the Sports Information Assistant with include coordinating media coverage for the College’s 17 varsity athletic teams. Day-to-day duties entail pre-game publicity, compiling in-game statistics, public address, posting results and post-game write-ups through the web and social media, and dissemination of results to local and national media.

Interested applicants can find more information on the position at the Hartwick website.