Dartmouth women's soccer player Grace Best (Downingtown, Pa.) will serve as a link between Big Green athletics and the Upper Valley community as the Jaeger Civic Intern for the upcoming academic year. Grace will graduate in June 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology.

The internship is named in honor of former Director of Athletics Richard G, Jaeger and 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 evaluations are all areas of work and learning challenge for this internship. Best will also be responsible for writing a blog, so interested parties can view the work that is going on with the internship.

Best replaces senior heavyweight rower Matt Oatway (Cherry Hill, NJ), who held the position for one year.

Jaeger Intern 2009-2010

Jaeger Intern 2010-2011

Jaeger Intern 2011-2012