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NASCAR Welcomes Largest Diversity Internship Class
May 18, 2018
More than 30 top students from across the country were selected for a 10-week, paid internship program for a unique hands-on experience in the motorsports industry.
NASCAR Welcomes Largest Diversity Internship Class

The NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) will welcome its largest class in program history during Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race weekend.

More than 30 top students from across the country have arrived in Charlotte for orientation at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and other racing venues before attending the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday. Following orientation, the interns will officially begin the 10-week, paid program.

Since its inception in 2000, NDIP has offered a select group of students from diverse backgrounds a unique hands-on experience in the motorsports industry. The program has grown to include several industry partners and continues to provide career opportunities for multicultural students as one of the premier internships in sports.

Among the notable NDIP alumni are Brandon Thompson, managing director of the NASCAR Touring Series, and Jusan Hamilton, who last year became the first African American to serve as race director for a NASCAR national series event.

Erica Wilkerson, another NDIP alum, now works in youth marketing at NASCAR and manages NASCAR Acceleration Nation. Pedro Mojica interned with Rev Racing and the NASCAR Research and Development Center before joining IMSA as a technical engineer.

The 2018 NDIP class will have roles at NASCAR and program partners across the industry which include International Speedway Corp., Toyota, Motor Racing Network and several tracks and teams.

NDIP is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate-level college students and offers hands-on experience with one of the top sports industries in the country. The internship provides opportunities to multicultural students from all majors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.