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2019 Summer Gov. Affairs & Public Policy Intern

Posted on Dec 13, 2018 by National Football League

Washington, WA 20001
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Job Description

Program Details:

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 are able to 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 8 weeks, from Monday, June 3, 2019 through Friday, July 26, 2019. Please note that some departments may require their interns to work past the official end date. If so, this will be communicated to the applicant during the interview process. 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. Relocation assistance is not provided for Summer Internship Program Participants.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, November 25th, 2018 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.

Roles & Responsibilities

The NFL Washington DC Office drives the league's public policy and legislative agenda through close coordination with NFL owners and clubs on local, state, and national legislative and regulatory issues (including tax reform, telecommunications, and player health and safety).

A summer intern will actively support the policy staff in the Washington DC office as they execute the league's public policy goals and strategies. Additionally, a summer intern will help organize DC Day 2019, the annual conference for club government affairs officials.


    Currently enrolled in a Master's/MBA program, graduating either Fall of 2019 or Spring of 2020 OR, Currently enrolled in Law School, in L1 or L2.
  • Demonstrated interest in public policy and government affairs
  • Currently pursuing a degree in political science, communications, or law
  • Prior experience supporting the planning and execution of events
  • Very strong organizational skills with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects
  • A minimum GPA of at least 3.2. Academic transcripts (official or unofficial) will be requested Some prior internship and/or work experience is preferred
  • Background in analytics, consulting or project management preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills Strong organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills Strong understanding of Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint Demonstrated interest in working in professional sports 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. Completion of this application assumes eligibility to work in the United States.

Reference: 599165960