NAIA Ambassador Program - Men's Basketball



This selection of the NAIA Basketball Championship Internship Program will take place in conjunction with the 2020 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Championship hosted at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. The program will run March 16-25, 2020 and will require 60-70 hours of work over ten days. The dedication to this program will give you a taste of what is it like to work in the sports industry, as well as provide a well-rounded overview of all the essentials to run a championship. The program is a non-paid program and participants are responsible for locating, securing, and paying for their own housing for the duration of the program.

To view mandatory events and to see the 2020 Program Schedule click here.


Our purpose is to engage young professionals and college students near Kansas City that are looking for experience in Sport Management and Event Coordination in collegiate athletics. Consideration for participation will also be given to students outside of the Kansas City area if housing is secured by student. The purpose of the NAIA Basketball Championship Internship Program in conjunction with the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Championship is to give students a hands-on experience by being an instrumental part of the operations of the oldest collegiate basketball championship in history.


  • Internship hours & degree credit (if approved by your institution)
  • On-site interviews for a paid seasonal position in the NAIA Eligibility Center
  • On-site resume reviews and tips
  • Intern of the Tournament Award (given to the top intern)
  • Intern Appreciation Lunch
  • NAIA Apparel swag
  • Food provided while working
  • Four (4) tickets to the Championship (can be used by friends or family for one day of the championship)
  • Networking opportunities with Kansas City sport industry leaders
    • NAIA National Office Staff
    • Kansas City Sports Commission
    • Niles Media Group
    • Linden Entertainment Group, and more!


Internship Roles

game operations

Event/Game Operations



in-game promotions

In-Game Promotions

special events

Special Events

marketing social media

Marketing/Social Media


Interested in participating for the 2019-2020 season?

If you are interested in participating for the Men's Division I Basketball Championship Internship Program and have questions, contact Anthony Goetz ( or 816-595-8184)



Key Dates

October 4, 2019
Schools sent ambassador information

October 14, 2019
Application window opens



Men's Basketball Ambassador Program