Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Apply by Friday for Paid NFL Players Association Internships!

We are now accepting applications for our summer internship program. The deadline for submitting your application is Friday, April 15, 2016. Applications stamped by our system after April 15 will not be considered. A complete application includes a cover letter, resume, most recent transcript (unofficial is okay), an essay response, and three letters of recommendation.
We will be hiring for the following NFL Players Association departments only: Communications, Executive, Former Player Services, Player Affairs & Development, and Salary Cap and Agent Administration
If you recently applied for the 2016 Spring/Summer NFL Players, Inc. internship and wish to apply again, please resubmit your entire application with an UPDATED cover letter. You do not need to obtain new letters of recommendation, transcripts, or write a new essay.
Thank you for your interest in our program. We encourage applicants to thoroughly review the Internship FAQ to assist in preparing their applications. Any questions not covered in the FAQ can be addressed to Mark Cobb a tmark.cobb@nflpa.com (No phone calls, please).


  • Students must be entering their junior or senior year of study in an undergraduate program or must be enrolled in a graduate program or law school.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
  • Recent graduates must have completed undergraduate, graduate program or law school within one year of application.
  • All applicants must submit the following to be considered:
    • Resume with cover letter
    • Transcript (can be unofficial)
    • Three letters of recommendation
      • Letters may be from a professor, employer, or an organization where you have interned or volunteered stating the qualities that make you a good candidate for this internship
      • Letters may be addressed and sent separately (if necessary) to: Mark H. Cobb, Executive Associate, NFL Players Association, 1133 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
    • A response to one of the two essay questions below to demonstrate your ability to write clearly and concisely. The essay should be no more than 650 words, using the question to inspire your response. 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Applicants for an internship in the NFLPA’s Communications Department should expect to be asked for additional written materials to support their applications.
      • Is there a moral component to be considered when examining the future of professional sports and the potential for delayed or long term injury?
      • Public school systems nationwide have to make budget decisions that frequently favor sports programs over the arts, foreign languages, and other extracurricular activities. Are these wise decisions?

Internship Terms/Pay:
The NFLPA’s internship program (including Players Inc. and The Trust) is conducted on a year-round basis. Intern classes for most of our departments are formed in the fall (September), winter (January) spring (March), and summer (May) with 4-5 interns hired for each class. Interns for the NFL Players Inc. and the Legal Department are hired twice-yearly in the fall (September) and spring (March) for six-month terms.
Internships are primarily part-time positions. All interns are paid a competitive hourly rate and reimbursed for commuting costs or parking.

To apply:

Navigate here to submit application and upload required materials. VERY IMPORTANT: Please combine all documents (cover letter, resume, letters of recommendation, transcript and writing sample) into a SINGLE PDF and upload in the resume section before submitting application. In the event you are unable to do this, please contact Mark Cobb mark.cobb@nflpa.com. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Click here for internship descriptions and more information