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New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
1920
Company - Private
Sports & Recreation
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The National Football League is America's most popular sports league, comprised of 32 franchises that compete each year to win the Super Bowl, the world's biggest annual sporting event. Founded in 1920, the NFL developed the model for the ... Read more

Mission: We are all stewards of football.

We unite people and inspire communities in the joy of the game by delivering the world’s most exciting sports and entertainment experience. 

Company Updates

  • When we think of Thanksgiving, we think about friends, family, food, football and our future leaders! The NFL’s 2019 Summer Internship Program is currently accepting applications and the deadline to apply is Sunday, November 25th. We offer a unique, behind the scenes learning experience to Undergraduate, Master’s/MBA and Law Students with over 40 different departments in the NFL’s League Office, based in New York City, and the NFL Media Office, based in Culver City.

    Click here to view our career center and search for the full list of internship openings. Don’t let the clock run out on Sunday! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQJCa

    NFL Careers

    The National Football League is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to attracting, developing and promoting individuals without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

  • ATTN 2019 Grads: The National Football League's highly competitive Junior Rotational Program is currently accepting applications! This two-year program provides recent undergraduate grads an opportunity to rotate amongst four different departments with all NFL offices.

    The deadline to apply is Sunday, November 25th. Learn more about the opportunity via the below link:

    http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQJYQ

    Junior Rotational Program

    Click the link provided to see the complete job description.

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NFL – Why Work For Us?


The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference (four division winners and two wild card teams) advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held in the first Sunday in February, and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.

The NFL was formed in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) before renaming itself the National Football League for the 1922 season. The NFL agreed to merge with the American Football League (AFL) in 1966, and the first Super Bowl was held at the end of that season; the merger was completed in 1970. Today, the NFL has the highest average attendance (67,591) of any professional sports league in the world[4] and is the most popular sports league in the United States. The Super Bowl is among the biggest club sporting events in the world and individual Super Bowl games account for many of the most watched television programs in American history, all occupying the Nielsen's Top 5 tally of the all-time most watched U.S. television broadcasts by 2015. The NFL's executive officer is the commissioner, who has broad authority in governing the league.

The team with the most NFL championships is the Green Bay Packers with thirteen (nine NFL titles before the Super Bowl era, and four Super Bowl championships afterwards); the teams with the most Super Bowl championships are the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots with six. The current NFL champions are the New England Patriots, who defeated the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

Our Mission

To provide our fans, communities and partners the highest quality sports and entertainment in the world, and to do so in a way that is consistent with our values.

Our Responsibility

Every member of the NFL community embraces our unique leadership role in society, and assumes the trust, character, and responsibility that comes with that role. We bring fans and communities from all walks of life together to celebrate a game that is constantly evolving, balancing the authenticity of tradition with the power of innovation.

  • Respect
    Everyone matters. Everyone contributes.
    In a game of Xs and 0s, we embrace all people for who they are regardless of status, title or background. We celebrate diverse opinions and perspectives. We honor hard work and commitment. Every contribution makes us better.
  • Integrity
    We always look to make the right call.
    We do the right thing when no one is looking, and even if it's unpopular when they are looking. We demand accountability and we expect fair play. We say what we mean, mean what we say, and always follow through. We accept responsibility when we get things wrong and then work to make them right.
  • Responsibility to Team
    As a team, we support one another. We depend on one another.
    Our fans give us their hearts. Our communities see themselves in us and we see ourselves in them. No matter how much we accomplish, no matter how successful we are, no one is bigger than the game. Everything we do has a consequence for someone else. We embrace our interdependence. We humbly strive to make our teams, our players, our fans, and our communities proud and better.
  • Resiliency
    We set high standards, and continuously strive for excellence.
    Anything is possible. No matter how great the obstacles, we overcome adversity. We turn losses into lessons. We adapt to changing circumstances and lead in new contexts. We embrace the greatest challenges and rise to meet them.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

Diversity Mission Statement

The overall objective of the diversity effort is to create a culturally progressive and socially reflective organization that represents, supports and celebrates diversity at all levels.

The NFL strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion. The NFL defines diversity as the respect and appreciation of race, skin color, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical abilities, age, parental status, work and behavioral styles. Accordingly, it is the goal of the NFL to honor and celebrate the broad ranges of human difference among us, while also embracing the commonalities we share, and to provide each individual with the opportunity to achieve his or her full potential as organizational goals are pursued. To achieve organizational success each individual must take ownership of the diversity initiative.

The NFL Women's Summit, now its third year, takes place in each Super Bowl host city and encourages young women to pursue careers with the NFL and also sports marketing and broadcasting. It also gives the league an opportunity to connect with a demographic that makes up nearly half (45 percent) of its fanbase.

Women’s Careers in Football Forum (WCFF): As part of the NFL’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and increasing opportunities for women in football, the Forum provides women with information on how to either begin or transition to a career in football.  

The Women’s Careers in Football Forum helps the NFL identify qualified women to join its next generation of leaders.  Consisting of two days of panel discussions, presentations and breakout sessions, the Forum inspires, educates and connects qualified female candidates for positions in football as coaches, officials, scouts, athletic trainers and more.

"If we attract better people from more diverse backgrounds who think about the world differently, we're going to get better...My goal here is quite selfish in some ways, but on the other hand, I think we can really help guide people in an industry that I think can use more diversity and more critical thinking." - Roger Goodell

DIVERSITY AT THE NFL
Diversity is critically important to the NFL. It is a cultural and organizational imperative about dignity, respect, inclusion and opportunity. Accordingly, diversity has been incorporated into the League Values and Strategic Constants and is therefore an integral element in establishing the League's strategic initiatives. 

The NFL offers employees opportunities to participate in the following Employee Resource Groups:

BLACK ENGAGEMENT NETWORK (BEN)
BEN is an affinity group open to all NFL employees designed to strengthen the NFL’s engagement of its black employees. BEN operates as a vehicle for executive management to engage in topics concerning diversity, serve as an Employee Resource Group (ERG) to solve business challenges, and identify opportunities to expand diversity and inclusion in the organization.

PRIDE
NFL Pride aims to heighten visibility of the LGBTQ community in the NFL offices so that employees of all sexual orientations feel comfortable being themselves in the workplace. Through networking events, guest speakers, community outreach and employee education, NFL Pride will serve LGBTQ employees and their “allies” who support a culture of inclusion. Furthermore, the group will serve as an advisory council to the Executive team to propose recommendations on how the League can best support the LGBTQ community in fan-facing communications, marketing/product integrations, workplace best practices, and any other challenges or opportunities that arise.

WOMEN INTERACTIVE NETWORK (WIN)
WIN allows women to explore and develop their career paths at the NFL while deepening the engagement of all employees at the League. WIN Objectives include: bringing men and women of the NFL together to educate each other on gender and diversity issues in the workplace and to help enhance the culture of the NFL; providing a peer network for participants that will further enhance the communication and collaboration of women at the League; and fostering the retention and career development of female employees, as well as providing unique opportunities and perspectives for membership.

NFL SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 

Participanting interns have the opportunity to contribute to the organization's success while receiving an unmatched, behind-the-scenes learning experience. Interns are assigned to work within specific NFL departments; however, they are able to explore all aspects of the business of professional football through speaker presentations, mentoring relationships and networking opportunities. The summer program is approximately 8-9 weeks in length, and will require interns to work 5 full days (approximately 40 hours) per week. Interns are paid an hourly rate for their work.


SUMMER INTERNSHIP SELECTION DETAILS:

  • All prospective interns must be currently enrolled undergraduates entering their senior year at the time of submission. Prospective legal interns must be law students currently enrolled at and returning to school.
  • Only undergraduate students with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and law students in the top half of their class will be considered.
  • Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States and international students must have all visas and employment authorizations prior to the start of the internship. Completion of this application assumes eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Academic transcripts (official or unofficial) will be requested.
  • A completed application constitutes the completion and submission of all relevant fields in the profile, including the program specific questions and résumé.
  • Details regarding the application process and expected deadlines will be updated soon, but are unavailbale at this time.

We are pleased to welcome the talented undergraduate, MBA, and law school participants taking part in the 2018 New York Summer Internship Program!

JUNIOR ROTATIONAL PROGRAM

At the core of the NFL's Junior Rotational Program is a series of work assignments which will provide participants with an opportunity to contribute to the organization's success while receiving an unparalleled learning experience. 

In addition, participants will receive comprehensive orientation and training, mentor assignments and the opportunity to network with other Junior Rotational Program participants.

Program participants may complete up to four rotations over a two-year period in any one of the following offices or locations: NFL League Office (NY), NFL Network and Digital Media (CA), NFL Films (NJ), NFL International Offices or any NFL Club site. During each rotation, participants are placed in a department or Club with project-based assignments. Specific department rotations will be determined based on actual business need. Departments that have participated in the program previously include: Communications & Public Affairs, Events, Finance, Football Operations & Officiating, International, Marketing & Sales, and Media.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • First consideration will be given to currently enrolled undergraduate students in their senior year, graduating between the fall and the spring, with an overall GPA of 3.2 and above.
  • Official academic transcripts will be requested during the selection process. Please do not mail any transcripts until requested.

We are excited to welcome the newest participants selected to take part in the 2018 Junior Rotational Program!

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    Pros

    Very friendly staff who took their time with us some would enjoy.

    Cons

    the process moving in was extremely slow. Maintenance it's is not up to par for the building.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with resumes. The most educated is not always the best,

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NFL Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at NFL (New York, NY) in April 2018.

    Interview

    The process was very easy and the initial interview was via video conference. I really liked the office and the interviewer was very nice and helpful.

    1. I believe that I am an excellent contender to work at this position because I have extensive customer service experience, and since your organization is popular for its service orientation, I believe that my contribution to your company will be welcome.
    2. My personable character and the ability to communicate well with people from diverse backgrounds is one of the main reasons for me to be a good fit for this position. As someone who has exceptional organizational abilities, and a great ability to work in a team environment, I am sure that I qualify well for this position.
    3. I have been working as a communications specialist for over 10 years within the development sector. I believe that your organization is in the market for a communication specialist who knows the work inside out, and has great connection. I fill this criteria and feel that I have it in me to do justice to the job.
    4. As someone who began her career at the very bottom of the career pyramid, I have grown quite a lot professionally. And since I know all that there is to know about the work from the very beginning, I believe that I will be a good addition to your organization.
    5. Ever since I completed my internship in your organization, I have felt that I belong here. Owing to the fact that I know the system inside out, and will need minimal training resources, I believe that you should consider hiring me.
    6. After much research, I discovered that your requirements for a customer service representative and my abilities are a perfect match. Since I am positive that I can deliver at least as much (hopefully more) as you expect me to, I am sure that I will fit in just perfectly.
    7. Owing to the fact that I have a solid track record of progressively responsible role in the fields, and have exceeded the goals that have been set for me, I am sure that adding me to your team will end up in me contributing much more than what you expect.

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NFL Awards & Accolades

  • LinkedIn Top 50 U.S. Companies for 2018, LinkedIn, 2018

Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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