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National Football Foundation Internship (Spring in Dallas, TX)

  • Start Date: Early January (Winter/Spring)
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6
  • Length: 9-10 week commitment
  • Time Commitment: Monday-Friday (days/times negotiable, 25-40 hours per week preferred)
  • Compensation: Unpaid; School credit available

Preferred Background: Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in communications, journalism, law, marketing, sports management, or related field. Juniors and seniors are preferred, but qualifying sophomores may also be considered.

An internship with The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) entails working directly with the Foundation’s communications, events and special projects teams at the organization’s national headquarters in Irving, Texas. Applicants should have a strong interest in communications, public relations, event planning and/or marketing. Strong writing skills are a plus, and candidates should have an interest in sports and college football history.
Some of the internship experiences might include working with the following programs:

  • The College Football Hall of Fame Elections
  • The NFF Major Awards
  • The NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards
  • NFF Public Relations
  • NFF Social Interactive Media
  • NFF Annual Awards Dinner
  • NFF Membership / Chapter Network
  • NFF Operations

Responsibilities include research projects, writing press releases and stories for the NFF’s print and electronic publications, producing videos from the NFF’s digital platforms, marketing, social media, database entry, and promotional projects. Interns will gain valuable experience in the communications, sports marketing and non-profit fields with a strong emphasis on developing their writing, organizational, and professional skills. Please note, NFF interns are not assigned to a particular department and will be expected to contribute to all areas of the organization.

Students interested in an internship with The National Football Foundation are required to contact NFF Director of Communications Philip Marwill. Please send a résumé with cover letter to Applicants not living in North Texas should outline their housing and transportation plans in their cover letter.

Administrator Note: As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the NFF is not subject to the intern regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. However, we do believe that our internship meets all of the Act’s criteria, including providing an experience similar to that which would be given in an educational environment. Additionally, we clearly communicate with all applicants in advance that the internship is an unpaid and short-term opportunity.