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NASCAR announces diversity program internships

June 28, 2012, Official Release,

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Seventeen of our nation's most talented students have been selected to participate in the 2012 NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP). The NDIP gives multicultural college students the opportunity to complete 10-week, paid summer internships across the NASCAR industry.

Since its inception in 2000, NDIP interns have gained experience working in marketing, engineering, communications, licensing, diversity and public affairs. Each year, the internships are available to college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students who excel in their school and community and have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average.

"NASCAR's Diversity Internship Program offers real-world work experience to multicultural college students who otherwise might not have this opportunity," said Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president of public affairs and multicultural development. "NASCAR is proud of its commitment to diversity and growing the sport through this important program."

The NDIP provides comprehensive involvement in the industry by offering internships within NASCAR offices and those of teams, tracks and broadcast partners. In addition to the NASCAR and GRAND-AM corporate offices in Daytona Beach, Fla., Charlotte, N.C., and New York, 2012 interns are participating in companies across the industry: Rev Racing, Daytona International Speedway, Catalyst Public Relations and Octagon.

The current intern class began their NASCAR experience with an orientation session during the Sprint All-Star Race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. The group visited the Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NASCAR Productions offices, Roush Fenway Racing, the Sam Bass NASCAR Art Gallery, Rev Racing headquarters, attended the Sprint Pit Crew Challenge and the Sprint All-Star Race. In addition, the group met with a number of key people in the industry including Sprint Cup Series drivers, crew members and NASCAR executives. The visit was designed to bring the interns together as a class to learn what will be expected of them before they disperse to their various assignments for the summer.

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