2017 NFL Summer Internship Program (Legal - Management Council)

The NFL’s Management Council Legal department supports all of the NFL’s entities by providing legal counsel on a wide range of issues which include employment and labor relations matters and litigation management. The NFL Management Council is the division of the NFL legal department that negotiates and advises NFL clubs regarding the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement and represents them in grievance arbitrations against the NFL Players Association.

Internship description:

NFL Management Council Law Clerks are required to commit to a 40 hour work week assisting attorneys with various labor relations matters, which may include and are not limited to:

  • The administration of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement and League Policies.
  • The representation of NFL Clubs in all aspects of labor arbitration cases (i.e. grievances).
  • Research and legal writing assignments.

As a part of the application process, 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 summer program will run from Monday, June 6, 2017 through Friday, August 5, 2017. 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.

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 Wednesday, February 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. No exceptions will be made for those who miss the application deadline.


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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