About MDC Athletics

The Athletics Department is committed to the pursuit of academic and fiscal integrity, rules compliance and athletic achievement. These four components are the foundation upon which the department rests.

MDC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The athletics department is classified as a Division I Junior College member and participates in Region 8. Region 8 is 1 of only 24 NJCAA regions.

Student athletes participate in the following sports: baseball, basketball, softball, and volleyball.


Overview of the Internship/Mentor Program

The goal of the internship/mentor program is to provide participating individuals with the knowledge base and skill set needed to enter the job market. Participants receive meaningful work assignments, interact with mentors, collaborate on group projects and experience first-hand the inner workings of a Junior College Athletics Department.

The best way for an individual to enter into the athletics job market is through professional experience and networking. Our program offers participants these opportunities. Through the program, individuals are placed in our departments in the area that they express their interest: athletic training, production/broadcasting, communications, and strength and conditioning.

Participants are accepted into the internship/mentor program from across the country. We seek out students who exhibit leadership skills, academic excellence and enthusiasm. Our program is structured not only to provide the individuals with valuable experiences within their own field, but to broaden their knowledge of their colleagues’ fields through group projects and social interaction.


Structure of the Program

Description of the internship are as follows:

Academic- Individuals participate in the academic internship program in order to meet the academic requirements of their degree while gaining valuable work experience in their chosen field. These interns work part time (20 hours/week). There is no monetary compensation for these positions.

Internships in athletic training, and production/broadcasting can be subject to tuition reimbursement.

Assignments Available

Listed below are descriptions/examples of what an internship/mentorship in our departments may involve:

Athletic Training

Prevention, evaluation and treatment of injured student athletes; assist with pre-season physicals; assist with the medical oversight of home athletic contests. Participants must be ATAC licensed.

Strength and Conditioning

Assist with strength and conditioning program for designated sports; assist with maintenance of strength and conditioning equipment; oversight of weight room during assigned times. Participants must be certified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.


Assist with various projects the Athletic Director, Assistant Athletic Director, and Sports Information Director may assign.


Professional Development

At MDC, there is a strong commitment to professional development. Our program is conducted with this concept in mind. The department places great importance on an individual’s development and success. Participants are assigned mentors to provide training and guide them through the program. Mentors tailor the experience to each intern’s professional goals.

Permanent Employment

The internship/mentor program is designed to facilitate a learning experience. Its purpose is to provide individuals the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skill set needed to enter the job market. Once an internship is completed, MDC is under no obligation to offer full-time employment to participating students. Likewise, participating students are under no obligation to MDC after completion of the prescribed work period for the internship.

Application Process

Individuals interested in the MDC Athletics Internship/Mentor Program should compile and submit the following information in their application packet:

Cover Letter- Outline your interest in the program including the specific internship and departmental area in which you would like to be assigned.

Resume- Update your resume to include your current employment and/or educational status.

References- List 3 professional references including their contact information.

Questionnaire: Game Day Operations & Sports Information Intern Questionnaire

Forward your application packet to the address below or stop by and drop it off:

Mike Balado

Director of Athletics

Miami Dade College- Kendall Campus

Kendall Campus

Room G-316

11011 SW 104th St Miami, FL 33176

Or e-mail the application packet to the following address:

The athletics department will subsequently review all applications relative to available internship openings and respond to accepted applicants accordingly. If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to contact Mike Balado at 305-237-2193.