The ROW Summer Internship positions are intended for college-level student-athletes in the Chicago area who may currently be on a rowing team or may have had more than one year’s experience with rowing. Applicants with no rowing background will be considered on a case by case basis. Interns will aid primarily in program development and execution as well as some administrative tasks that pertain, but are not limited to:

·      Donation and donor recognition

·      Organization of expense receipts from staff

·      Organization of fundraising events including planning and logistics

·      Maintenance and upkeep of office and indoor rowing equipment

The position will require between 15 and 20 hours per week. It is an unpaid position but ROW® can work with your educational institution to help you receive class credits. The position will last the length of the summer, more specifically the last week of May through the second week in August.

If interested in learning more about our internship program, please reach out to our Operations & Programs Coordinator, Devlin Murdock at .


Previous Interns:

(Listed in order from most recent)


Cory Esposito

Cory is a student and varsity rower at DePaul University. Starting his freshman year he pursued his interest in rowing and joined the DePaul Crew team as a true novice. Cory is a Junior on track to obtain his five-year masters in accounting with a minor in American Sign Language. He came to ROW because he is passionate about rowing and did not want to pass up the opportunity to surround himself with astonishing people. 

Kat Rains

Hi, I'm Katharina, also known as Kat. Despite my name, I love dogs as well as books, running, and peanut butter. I am a rising senior and a rower at University of Illinois. I am excited to intern at ROW this summer! 

Stephaine Villanova

As a Chicago native, Stephaine attended St. Ignatius College Prep, ‘11. Her sophomore year she went to an informational meeting for Ignatius Chicago Crew (ICC). She started rowing port until she fell in love with coxing and hasn’t turned back! She volunteered time as a coach with the Chicago Training Center (CTC). It was here that she developed a passion for working with rowers and coxswains and their development. She is beyond excited to share that passion with ROW and help kick cancers butt!

She is a recent graduate of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin where she earned her BA in Communications with an emphasis in Media Studies. College kept her busy with various service, honors, and leadership opportunities. She was even recognized with the Beloved Community Social Justice Award for her active work to create a positive campus community. In the fall, she will begin to earn her M.Ed. at Loyola University Chicago’s Higher Education Program. 

Stephaine spends her time split cheering for the Chicago/Boston Cubs, Blackhawks, Red Sox and Bruins. As an adventure junkie, she ziplined, bungee jumped and ran with the bulls! She has yet to learn how to ride a bike, however, a skill she looks forward to learning before Bike4ROW!

Daniel Waller

Dan began rowing his freshman year of high school at the University of Iowa in 2012, rowing freshmen year as a novice, then two years in the Men’s varsity 8+ and Varsity lightweight 4. During his second year, he joined the crew’s rowing board responsible for external relations. He will be graduating University of Iowa in December of 2015 with a human physiology major and psychology minor, applying to physical therapy schools to begin a career as a physical therapist. While at school, he works as a Rehabilitation Aide at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, specializing in treatment and care of patients with cystic fibrosis. Outside of rowing, Dan is the vice president of the Hawkeye Soccer Club, and enjoys playing sports with his fraternity brothers and running. He also has fun competing in races and is currently training for a Spartan Race in May. Experiences in the boathouse and on the water have been undeniably influential to his life as a student and as an individual. Dan has a huge desire to share the sport he loves with others, and is passionate enough to overrule his love of sleep. Dan is excited to be a part of ROW as an intern.

Nikki Moore

Nikki Moore is a recent college graduate from Hinsdale Central High School. Nikki will be attending the University of San Diego and was recruited by USD to row for the Division 1 rowing team.

In high school, Nikki focused on building business skills, including desktop publishing, presentations, and accounting. Nikki plans on studying international relations at USD.  She was a member of the Business Professional Association. Nikki also rowed in high school for Chicago Rowing Foundation where she competed all over the Midwest. In her free time she enjoys watching movies, baking, and spending time with her family.