Meet our Interns

The Sports and Society Initiative has an active and extensive internship program to help students get real-world experience working in and around sports. Duties include organization, event planning, interviewing, social media, writing, editing, photography, videography and podcasting. If you are interested in an internship with SSI, please contact us!

Our 2023 interns


Marissa Allen: Social Media

Marissa Allen

Marissa is a fourth-year majoring in logistics management from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Post-graduation, she plans to pursue a job in consulting. Marissa enjoys spending time with friends and family, and being outside.

Chuck Backus, Graphic Design


Jackson Kanetski: Podcast host, The Intersection

Jackson Janetski

Jackson is a fifth-year strategic communication major. He broadcasts sports on Scarlet and Gray Sports Radio, covering Ohio State athletics. Outside of school, he coaches soccer full time for Bishop Watterson and Ohio Premier Soccer Club.

Matt Kendig: Data Analytics 

Matt Kendig

Matt is a third-year Data Analytics major from Cleveland, Ohio. He plans to pursue a career in sports analytics and his favorite sport is soccer. At Ohio State, he is involved in the Sports Analytics Association and the Scarlet and Gray Sports Radio.

Madison Kinner: Social Media

Madison Kinner

Madison is a fourth-year journalism major, minoring in public policy and media production and analysis. After college, she hopes to work in sports public relations. Outside of school, Madison enjoys reading, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family

Lauryn Luderman: Writing

Lauryn Luderman

Lauryn is a third-year communication major, minoring in media production and analysis. After college, she would like to go into sports broadcasting or sports journalism. Lauryn enjoys spending time with friends and family, trying different kinds of coffee and painting. 

Max Myers: Events

May Myers

Max is a fourth-year sports industry major. After graduation, he would be interested in going into event planning or marketing, either in sports or the music industry. Max enjoys playing tennis, listening to/making music and going to live concerts and sporting events.

Katy Popovitch, Writing

Katy Popovitch

Katy is a senior double majoring in journalism and strategic communications and double minoring in business and media production and analysis from Dallas, Texas. Her interests include public relations, writing, sports communications, and social media. Outside of school, Katy enjoys traveling, reading, singing, and spending time with family and friends.