Division of Enrollment (Athletics)

Job Description



Position Title:        Assistant Women’s Basketball Intern

Department:          Athletics

FLSA:                    Internship


Working Relationships:

  • Reports to:            Head Women’s Basketball Coach
  • Works Closely with:         Athletic Department Staff; Enrollment Staff, Women’s Basketball Team Members


Position Summary:   This position will report to the Head Women’s Basketball Coach.  This internship is designed as a 10-month experience from August 1 through May 31.  The appointment is for one year, with a possible one-year renewal.



All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University.  At Millikin University, we value:

  • Commitment to the discovery of knowledge
  • Civil debate
  • Passion and enthusiasm
  • Dignity and respect for individuals
  • A diverse and inclusive community
  • Integrity and responsibility
  • Advancement of the greater good


Primary Responsibilities - Intern Functions:              

Under the guidance of the Head Women’s Basketball Coach, the Intern will:

  1. Assist with on-the-court coaching and individual player development.
  2. Assist with coaching junior varsity and varsity during practice and competitions.
  3. Assist with identification, recruitment, and retention of student-athletes.
  4. Assist in all areas of team development, including in-season and out-of-season activities as allowed by Millikin, CCIW, and NCAA.
  5. Assist in the day-to-day operation, including but not limited to, video editing, travel and equipment.
  6. Assist in promoting the women’s basketball program through social media and game-day events.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Women’s Basketball Coach.


Under the guidance of the Athletic Director, the Intern will:

  1. Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the structure and organization of the NCAA, specifically Division III.
  2. Have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of athletics in a relatively small comprehensive University.
  3. Have an opportunity to gain exposure to athletic operations and event management beyond basketball.


Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Women’s basketball coaching and/or playing experience at the collegiate level
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate effective and excellent leadership, motivational, organizational, and interpersonal skills.


Work Environment:

Manual Dexterity:

  • Dexterity to operate a keyboard

Physical Effort:

  • Typically sitting/standing/bending/stooping
  • Occasionally lifting 25 lbs. or more
  • Hearing and visual acuity within normal range

Working Conditions:

  • Outdoor exposure to weather
  • Alternative or flexible work schedule
  • Travel and/or periodic overnight travel