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A ‘Super’ Conversion

New Grad Interns for Chiefs, Then 49ers This Season

By Michael Rovetto

woman holds Maryland football with Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers logos in background

Amanda Hilman ’23, who interned for the Kansas City Chiefs last summer, is now a team operations intern for their Super Bowl opponent, the San Francisco 49ers.

Photo courtesy of Maryland Athletics; logos courtesy of Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers; collage by Stephanie S. Cordle

Don’t count Amanda Hilman ’23 among the NFL fans who may be feeling deflated by the Super Bowl rematch on Sunday between the Chiefs and 49ers. 

The recent marketing and business management graduate interned for the defending champs in Kansas City last summer and now is a team operations intern with San Francisco’s team.

She’s in Las Vegas assisting with logistics behind the scenes during the team's week-long stay as the two powerhouses prepare to clash in the nation’s biggest sporting event. (KC won in 2020.)

“It’s a surreal experience having the opportunity to work with two such successful organizations with amazing people,” Hilman said. “Now it’s all coming together on one of the biggest stages in all of sports. I couldn’t be more grateful.”

Hilman said her four years of interning with Maryland Football for preparing her for her role with the 49ers. Whether readying the organization for away trips or operating team communication platforms, she draws on her experiences with the Terps.

“I got there the same year coach (Michael) Locksley got there, and it's felt like such a great culture and vibe. I saw it get built, and I just felt so important to be a Terp.”

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