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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell poses with participants of the league's internship program.


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The NFL has an opportunity for you!

This is your opportunity to catch a rare glimpse into the NFL's playbook of business strategies.

Learn how the world's leading sports business, media and entertainment company integrates its rich tradition with innovative approaches to entertain over 120 million fans each week during the season.

Headquartered in New York City, the National Football League is an organization designed to support its 32 member clubs on a variety of business, legal and operational matters.


Junior Rotational Program

At the core of the NFL's Junior Rotational Program is a series of work assignments which will provide participants with an opportunity to contribute to the organization's success while receiving an unparalleled learning experience.

Program Overview:

Program participants will complete several rotations over a two-year period. During each rotation, participants are placed in a department for 6 to 12 months with project-based assignments.

In addition, participants will receive comprehensive orientation and training, mentor assignments and the opportunity to network with other Junior Rotational Program participants.

Placement opportunities within the NFL are based on business needs and individual performance. Current participating areas include Communications & Public Affairs, Events, Finance, Football Operations & Officiating, International, Marketing & Sales, and Media.

Upon completion of the program, participants may pursue further education, opportunities at NFL clubs and partner organizations, or opportunities outside the NFL

To apply for the Junior Rotational Program (when available), click here.

Key timing:

Exact Junior Rotational Program recruiting dates can differ from year to year, but generally, recruiting takes place in the Fall and Winter. Typically, submissions are accepted in September and/or October and candidates are interviewed in November and/or December. Selection decisions typically are made in late December or early January.

Selection details:

» All prospective participants must be currently enrolled undergraduates graduating this school year.

» Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States and international students must have all visas and employment authorizations prior to the start of the program.

» First consideration will be given to students with an overall GPA of 3.0 and above.

» Academic transcripts (official or unofficial) may be requested.
 

Summer Internship Program

NFL Summer Internship Program participants have the opportunity to contribute to the organization's success while receiving an unmatched, behind-the-scenes learning experience.

Program Overview:

Though interns work within specific departments, they are able to explore all aspects of the business of professional football through speaker presentations, mentoring relationships and networking opportunities.

Selected applicants are placed within the NFL based on interest, experience, academic coursework, and the NFL's business needs. Past assignments at the League Office have included the following departments: Communications & Public Affairs, Community Affairs, Consumer Products, Events, Finance & Accounting, Football Operations, Human Resources, Information Technology, Internal Audit, International, Labor & Legal, Marketing & Sales, and Media.

To apply for the Summer Internship Program (when available), click here.

Key timing:

Exact Summer Internship Program recruiting dates can differ from year to year, but generally, recruiting takes place in the Fall and Winter. Typically, submissions are accepted in the late fall and interviews begin in January and/or February. Selection decisions typically are made by mid-March.

Selection details:

» All prospective interns must be currently enrolled undergraduates entering their senior year this coming fall. Prospective legal interns must be law students currently enrolled at and returning to school in the fall.

» All prospective interns must be currently enrolled undergraduates entering their senior year in the fall of next year. Prospective legal interns must be law students currently enrolled at and returning to school in the fall of next year.

» Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States and international students must have all visas and employment authorizations prior to the start of the internship.

» First consideration will be given to undergraduate students with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and law students in the top half of their class.

» Academic transcripts (official or unofficial) may be requested.


What do those who experienced the program have to say?

"Joining the NFL Junior Rotational Program was the smartest career decision I made after graduating from Baruch College in 2006. Through the program, I was able to expand my knowledge in sports marketing, fan strategy, business development and event production. I'm thankful for the opportunity to have been mentored and taught by some of the sports industry's most talented professionals. I wouldn't be where I am today without JRP.

I highly recommend the NFL Junior Rotational Program to any young professional who wants to gain valuable, multi-facetted experience about America's top sports league." -- Elaine, Marketing Manager, Philadelphia Eagles 2006 JRP Graduate .

"Participating in the Junior Rotational Program has certainly improved my professional experience. I've gained many transferable skills and a much greater knowledge about the inner business workings of the NFL. Through the program, I've also been provided the opportunity to work in some very special roles, such as, a liaison for the Colts at Super Bowl XLI and a "Football 101" presenter at the 2008 owners meeting. These highlights have only enhanced an already incredible opportunity." -- Terell, Manager, National Football League 2006 JRP Graduate.

"I am learning about many aspects of branding and advertising. The project-based assignments have been very beneficial, because they've allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of my department and its role in helping the NFL become more successful. ... I have learned how league initiatives are implemented, and have been working with team members in my department to develop these programs." -- Current JRP Participant.

"The NFL Summer Internship Program gave me a firsthand view of the business of sports. It is unlike any other internship program I have experienced, as you are given work that is essential to the NFL business model, not making copies and getting coffee like many other programs. The program gives its participates a wide view of all of the functions that exist at the League through presentations delivered by other departments. I was unsure about what I wanted to do upon graduation going into the program, but after my experience at the NFL, I realized that a career in sports is the right choice for me.

The NFL Summer Internship Program gave me my first true view of how business operates at a corporate level. The Program allowed me to see all of the opportunities that were available not only at the League Office, but also with all 32 NFL clubs. Upon graduation from college, I had the chance to interview for multiple positions associated with the NFL. I am now working in the NFL Management Council department. I now envision myself working at the League for many years to come." -- Patrick, Assistant, National Football League 2008 Summer Internship Program Participant.

"During the internship I was given a project of my own that really challenged me and allowed me to work hard (which is exactly what I wanted from this experience). The project that I worked on had to do with finding a way to summarize and keep track of problems with the coaches communication systems used in the NFL. ... For my group to give a project of importance to me really shows that the NFL is committed to the learning experience." -- Summer Internship Program Participant.

Due to the high volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Please do not contact the NFL regarding the status of your application. The NFL is not responsible for individual inquiries regarding the Program. The NFL is an equal opportunity employer.

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