Jeff Friedman, a senior on the Dartmouth Men's Tennis team, is the Jaeger Civic Intern for the 2009-2010 academic year. Jeff is a History major and serves on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council. In addition to working as a Statistics Tutor for the Dartmouth Academic Skills Center, he is also a member of Alpha Delta Fraternity. Jeff hails from Westport, Connecticut.
“I chose to come to Dartmouth because of the education, the commitment to athletic excellence, and because the people who I visited with all loved it here,” says Friedman. “I love this school and want Dartmouth to continue to show why it is such a great school through community service. I have always been active in community service and think that it is very important for Dartmouth sports teams to give back to the community that supports them on and off the field. I am very excited for the coming year and hope that all the Big Green teams have great years!”
Named in honor of Richard G. Jaeger, former Director of Athletics at Dartmouth College, the Jaeger Civic Internship promotes and facilitates local community service by Dartmouth student-athletes. The Jaeger Intern serves as a coordinator for matching community service by Dartmouth Athletic teams or groups to community needs and opportunities. A cooperative venture between the Department of Athletics and the Tucker Foundation, the internship is located within the Department of Athletics, where primary supervision occurs, but a close working relationship with the staff of the Tucker Foundation is an essential component of the intern's planning, training and project management. On-campus recruitment, community needs assessment, and evaluation are all areas of work and learning challenge for this internship.