2021 Summer Communications Internship



2021 Summer Intern – Football Communications

Requisition ID

: 200000E2




NFL Summer Internship Program participants have the opportunity to contribute to the organization’s success while receiving an unmatched, behind-the-scenes learning experience. Though interns work within specific departments, they can explore all aspects of the business of professional football through challenging project assignments, speaker presentations, mentoring relationships, and networking opportunities.

The summer program covers a minimum of 10 weeks, from June 7 – August 13, 2021.  Interns will be required to work five (5) full days (approximately 40 hours) per week. Interns will be paid an hourly rate for their work. Neither housing nor relocation assistance is provided for Summer Internship Program Participants.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted no later thanMonday, February 1, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST. No exceptions will be made for those who miss the application deadline.

Due to the high volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. If you are not selected, you will receive an email notification. Please do not contact the NFL regarding the status of your application.

The NFL is looking to draft rising stars to join their Communications & Public Affairs Team. Do you believe you have the following qualifications?



The Communications & Public Affairs department is the NFL’s voice to the public and the media.  This department is responsible for publicizing all of the activities involving the NFL, including games, clubs, and players, as well as the leagues’ business initiatives and its commitment to health and safety.  The departments’ duties also include interacting with government agencies and coordinating NFL-related political affairs.



  • Assist with the creation of league-wide publications, including the NFL Kickoff Guide and Black Book, and promoting football-focused storylines.
  • Contribute to the development of promotional plans for Youth Football, Player Engagement, and Legends Community efforts
  • Writing and research assignments for NFL news releases
  • Assist with efforts to deepen relationships with members of the media
  • Monitor press coverage and create media briefings that are distributed to league personnel





  • Rising Undergraduate Senior
  • Must have completed a minimum of three years in an accredited four-year college/university degree program
  • A minimum GPA of at least 3.0. Academic transcripts (official or unofficial) will be requested
  • Preferred Major and Coursework: Sport Management and/or Communications



  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
  • Strong football knowledge
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task, writing and editing skills



We consider ourselves to be stewards of the game of football and most importantly, we consider working for the NFL to be fun. There is a fulfillment unlike any other that comes from working alongside like-minded individuals to achieve a common purpose.

We strive to hire the right talent for the right roles at all levels and functions within the organization. Our hope is the talent we hire today will choose to grow their careers with the NFL. With the right coaching, development, and exposure, we believe individuals who come to work for the NFL will strive to consistently deliver their best quality work and choose to nurture their careers with us.