As a primary role, this internship position is responsible for the day-to-day community engagement operations for the University of Maryland Athletics and will report to the Assistant AD for Student-Athlete Development. The intern will have the opportunity to interact with Athletic Department staff and student-athletes, campus constituencies, and various corporate and community partners. Will occasionally work nights and weekends.
Report directly to the Assistant Athletic Director, Student-Athlete Development.
Work closely with student groups, campus, community, businesses, and non-profit organizations to develop, design, and facilitate service-learning opportunities, programs, and special events.
Serve as the primary liaison for UMD Athletics Community Partnerships, managing each relationship and coordinating mutually beneficial community engagement efforts.
Maintain a database and document stakeholder information while updating a platform where student-athletes can find and create engagement activities.
Develop and implement an overarching framework for the Share the Shell program, engaging student-athletes each step along the way.
Serve as a point of contact for a variety of student-athlete alumni community engagement events, taking the lead on providing the support and resources and communicating with necessary athletic department staff members to maximize success.
Work alongside the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) to organize annual events such as TerpsGiving, Adopt-A-Family, and Fan Fest.
Assist with the creation and implementation of Maryland Made Student-Athlete Development Programming.
Provide department-wide support for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives.
Provide support for all student-athlete groups (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Team IMPACT fellows, etc.).
Attend meetings of the Maryland Made Team, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and Office of Community Engagement (OCE), and serve on other campus-wide committees.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Experience in managing a timeline and organizing logistics as it relates to planning events
Creative and flexible to respond quickly to shifting priorities and opportunities
Intermediate knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email, and database software programs
Possess high-level interpersonal skills and customer service oriented
Attentive to detail and organizational skills
Ability to work independently or as part of a team
Length of Internship: This is a 35-hour per week paid internship for one year.
Best Consideration Date: January 20, 2023
How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Resa Lovelace (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, January 20, 2023, outlining your interest, experience, and skills as they relate to this position.
The University of Maryland is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is located on a beautiful campus located eight miles north of the nation's capital in College Park, which was recently rated "Best place to Raise Kids in Maryland" by Bloomberg.com. The campus is also near Columbia, Maryland, which was listed as the #2 “Best Place to Live” by Money Magazine. The Athletic Program has won 20 national championships over the last 15 years and is a charter member of the Big Ten Conference. Currently, 78 of the University's academic programs are ranked in their respective Top 25 nationally.