2017 NFL Summer Internship Program (Information Technology)

NFL IT 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 Information Technology department maintains the technical infrastructure for league-wide data communications and business systems. IT’s responsibilities are wide-ranging; from caring for our servers and desktop computers to maintaining the security of communications, as well as building software applications with the use of cutting edge technology for Football Solutions and Business Initiatives.

We have internship opportunities available the following areas:

  • IT Services: Junior business analyst assigned to projects and programs who takes criteria for technical requirements, researches, documents and presents solutions back to the working team. Works with tech leads and project leaders on program and project materials.
  • IT Enterprise Business Solutions: Partner with all business (non-football) departments on enterprise solutions and technology adoption
  • Football Technical Solutions: Provide innovative technology solutions for football operations, officiating, statistics, game scheduling and sidelines; Provide structure, tools, and expertise for data assets to the business, Football and Clubs
  • Information Security (Cyber Security): Protect confidentiality, integrity and availability of NFL computer systems and data.

As a part of the internship application, you will be required to identify two areas of interest and explain why. You will also be required to answer the following essay questions:

  • How will your participation in this program contribute to your long-term career objectives?
  • The NFL’s core values are Integrity, Resiliency, Respect, and Responsibility to Team. Please choose one of our values, define it in your own words, and give an example of a time that you have exemplified that value in your educational or professional life.

Program Details:

The program will start on Monday, June 6, 2017. The IT department is looking for participants who are able to work past the summer and thru the end of the NFL 2017-2018 Season. (Expected program duration: June 2017 thru May 2018.) Please note, you will be asked to provide your availability in your application.

Interns will be required to work five (5) full days (approximately 40 hours) per week during the summer and at least 20 hours a week during the season. Interns will be paid an hourly rate for their work.

A completed application constitutes the completion and submission of all relevant fields in the profile, including the program specific questions and résumé. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. No exceptions will be made for those who miss the application deadline.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

If you have previously registered on the NFL Career Center, please revise your profile before you apply. There are additional fields specifically required for the program application. Your application will not be considered without that information.

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.


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