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Heights Resident to Intern for Summer Olympics

Victoria Grace, an Ithaca College, student will work for NBC Sports as an intern for the Summer Olympics

 

Hasbrouck Heights resident Victoria Grace has been selected by NBC Sports as an intern for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

A senior majoring in television-radio at Ithaca College, Grace is among 35 students from the college who will be serving an essential behind-the-scenes role for the world's biggest athletic event, taking place July 27 to Aug. 12.

Ithaca is one of only a handful of colleges and universities nationwide with which NBC partners to recruit interns for its Olympics coverage, said the college in a statement.

Thirty-three of the interns are from the Roy H. Park School of Communications, with one each coming from the School of Music and School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.

"Our students are consistently recognized by internship sites for their ability to immediately enter into professional environments and begin making significant contributions," said Diane Gayeski, dean of the Park School in a statement. "The opportunity for 34 of them to intern at the Olympics this year is yet again a wonderful affirmation of our students' level of preparation and engagement. Working side-by-side with professionals on a major international event will be the latest of many achievements that these students can add to their portfolio of experiences."

Half of the students, including Grace, will be based at NBC's 30 Rock headquarters in New York City, while the rest will travel to London for their intern assignments.

Some will work at specific events, including the high-profile sports of 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.

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