The following information is from ReadMedia: Cortlandt Manor resident Eric Brown has been selected by NBC Sports to intern at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. A junior majoring in sound recording technology at Ithaca College, Brown is among 35 students from the college who will be serving an essential behind-the-scenes role at the world's biggest athletic event, taking place July 27–August 12.
Ithaca is one of only a handful of colleges and universities nationwide with which NBC partners to recruit interns for its Olympics coverage. Brown is the only Ithaca student from the School of Music chosen for an internship; the rest are from the Roy H. Park School of Communications and School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.
Half of the students, including Brown, will be traveling to London for their intern assignments, with the rest based at NBC's 30 Rock headquarters in New York City. Some will be working at specific events, including basketball, gymnastics, swimming and track and field. Others will handle tasks such as reviewing video for what's known as the Highlights Factory, which the network developed to package and distribute coverage through multiple media platforms.
Ithaca College students have previously interned at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy; 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China; and 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. To read more about the history of the IC-NBC Olympics partnership, visit www.ithaca.edu/olympics2010.
From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for personal and professional success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York's Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and offers over 100 degree programs in its schools of Business, Communications, Humanities and Sciences, Health Science and Human Performance, and Music.