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With eventual landing spots ranging from NASCAR to E! News, the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program has offered diverse students an opportunity to work in one of the largest professional sports industries in the United States. This year, 19 diverse college students will have the opportunity to complete a 10-week, paid summer internship through the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP). The program has placed the new crop of students in varying positions and organizations throughout the NASCAR industry with the hopes of finding the next wave of industry leaders.

 

“Fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment makes us stronger as an organization,” said Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president of public affairs and multicultural development. “For over a decade, the NDIP has created opportunities for multicultural college students to take on substantive projects in our industry to help prepare them up for long-term success after completing college.”

Founded in 2000, the NDIP provides comprehensive involvement in the NASCAR ecosystem by offering internships with teams, tracks, broadcast partners and marketing partners. In addition to the NASCAR, GRAND-AM and American Le Mans Series offices in Daytona Beach, Fla., Charlotte, N.C., Braselton, Ga., and New York, the 2013 interns are working at NASCAR’s partner companies such as Rev Racing, Daytona International Speedway, Taylor Strategy and Octagon.

 

NDIP has served as a valuable employment pool for NASCAR partners as well as other companies and industries by providing students hands-on experiences across various disciplines, including marketing, engineering, communications, licensing, diversity and public affairs. This year’s class includes five returning students who have demonstrated exceptional skills and dedication across NASCAR in previous years.

 

The 2013 class began their NASCAR experience with an orientation session during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., before departing for their various assignments for the summer.

 

The 2013 NDIP class includes the following students from universities around the nation:

2013 NASCAR Diversity Internship Program

Organization

Intern Name & Last Name

University

Hometown

NASCAR Industry Services

Rachel Almario

Clayton State University

McDonough, Ga.

NASCAR HR

Cameron Joe

Davidson College

Charlotte, N.C.

NASCAR MG Engineering

Cameron McCarty*

North Carolina State University

Jackson, Miss.

NASCAR R&D

Brian Lee*

Purdue University

Tysons Corner, Va.

NASCAR Diversity

Antoinette Diaz

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Ga.

NASCAR Racing Operations

Paige Sanchez

Embry-Riddle

Houston, Texas

NASCAR Foundation

Lauren Houston

University of North Carolina

Fayetteville, N.C.

NASCAR B&C Marketing

Marco Sanchez

Georgia State University

Norcross, Ga.

NASCAR Digital Media

Melia Sigmon

High Point University

Denver, N.C.

NASCAR Broadcasting

Victoria Garcia

Southeastern University

Miami, Fla.

NASCAR IMC

Kelsey Nelson

University of Maryland

Germantown, Md.

NASCAR IMC

Sunghwan Kim

Syracuse University

Louisville, Ky.

NASCAR Team Properties

Lorena Robles

Full Sail University

San Juan, P.R.

NASCAR Public Affairs

Robert Harbour*

Florida State University

Pensacola, Fla.

Taylor Strategy

Edgar Veliz

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

Octagon

Jusan Hamilton*

Ithaca College

Ithaca, N.Y.

ALMS (Georgia)

Dontavius Allen

Georgia State University

Griffin, Ga.

DIS

Evanna Howell

Winston-Salem State University

Malden, Mass.

Rev Racing

Pedro Mojica*

University of Texas - San Antonio

Killeen, Texas

*Returning intern

NASCAR PR

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