B-CU student to intern at NASCAR

John Huger Jr. was one of 28 students from around the country chosen for the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program.

John Huger Jr. has been selected for the Class of 2019 NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP). Huger is a senior at Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) and a 2014 Atlantic High graduate.

He is majoring in mass communication/ journalism at B-CU. The internship is for 10 weeks this summer.

Twenty-eight undergraduate and graduate students from universities across the country attended orientation last week in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“For many, the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program provides an introduction to motorsports as well as valuable, hands-on experience in an industry rich with opportunity,” said Paula Miller, NASCAR senior vice president and chief human resources officer, in a statement.’’

“As we welcome each new class, we’re reminded of the many careers launched by this program and the positive impact our graduates continue to have on the sport.”

Access to mentors

One of the premier internships in sports, NDIP offers college students from diverse backgrounds a unique and practical experience in the motorsports industry. More than 400 students and several industry partners have participated in NDIP since its inception in 2000.

Twenty-four former interns are currently employed in the NASCAR industry.

Throughout the program, interns will interact with industry professionals at an array of networking events and lunch-and-learns led by NASCAR executives.

The interns will also have access to mentors and NDIP alumni currently working at the sanctioning body and partner organizations.

Hands-on experience

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.

Huger will be working with the International Speedway Corporation’s Partnership Marketing & Sales.

Recently, Huger also was elected as 2019-2020 Florida Assistant District Director of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


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