Start Date: Early June (Summer); Early September (Fall); mid-January (Spring)
Application Deadline: April 1 (Summer); August 15 (Fall); January 15 (Spring)
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 marketing, public relations and communications teams at the organization’s national headquarters in Irving, Texas. Applicants should have a strong interest in communications, public relations, social media and/or marketing. Strong writing skills are desired, 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 Interactive & Social Media
- NFF Annual Awards Dinner
- NFF Membership & the Chapter Network
- NFF Operations
Responsibilities include research projects, writing press releases and stories for the NFF’s print and electronic publications, producing videos for 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 as well as writing samples (if possible) to firstname.lastname@example.org or to:
c/o Philip Marwill
National Football Foundation
433 E. Las Colinas Blvd., Suite 1130
Irving, TX, 75039
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