3/17/15 – 3:30 P.M.
The University of Findlay inked a partnership with an NFL franchise today. Representatives for the University of Findlay were in Berea to announce the creation of the University of Findlay & Cleveland Browns Partnership for Student Success, also known as the Edge Partnership. Under the agreement at least 10 UF students a year will get paid internships with the Browns.
University of Findlay President Dr. Katherine Fell says the partnership goes beyond internships though…
Audio: Katherine Fell
Student groups will also get the opportunity to go see how a professional sports franchise is run.
Browns President Alec Scheiner says this is unique among NFL teams…
Audio: Alec Scheiner
Scheiner says the internships are a great way to get started in the field of sports management. A student who made the trip for the announcement was given an on the spot interview.
Fell says the Browns were an ideal fit not only because of it’s a great opportunity for students, but because of their commitment to community effort as well.
Fell says both the Browns and the University have committed money for the effort. While the school declined to say how much money was involved, Fell says she’s confident that the investment is modest for what she expects to be a big return.
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