The Football Operations Internship at ATHLETES FIRST will provide you with a great deal of hands-on experience and insight into the world of sports through the agency lens. It is a great opportunity for a passionate, creative, and focused graduate or exceptional undergraduate student who is interested in a career in sports or entertainment management. Over the course of the internship, the candidate would work closely with an NFLPA certified contract agent as well as a client relations associate, assisting in a variety of both challenging and interesting projects surrounding our professional and collegiate athletes.

*The Fall internship session will begin August 19th and end December 20th

This position is based in our HQ office in Laguna Hills.

Intern Responsibilities and Projects:

NFL and Rookie Clients

  • Monitor and report NFL injuries and relevant NFL news
  • Create NFL Stat Report on clients and vet recruits
  • Create and maintain college stat report
  • Assist in contract analysis
  • In-depth team and position analysis
  • Assist in monitoring film/images for any NFL Fine Appeals
  • Create coaching and executive bios


  • Individual recruiting research as assigned including in-depth background bios of potential recruits
  • Prepare recruiting materials
  • Research and generate new information for agents in player, coaching or personnel staff recruitment
  • Research, coordinate, and assist with event logistics on a needed basis (Super Bowl, NFL Combine, NFL Draft, youth football camps, etc.)
  • Identify potential new marketing opportunities for clients
  • General office duties and administrative services as assigned


  • Extremely organized and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Polished written and oral communication skills
  • Strong ability to work as part of a team, as some coworkers will be in satellite offices
  • Critical thinker and problem solver
  • Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Must have a car as some tasks will require intern to travel

*This is a paid internship or you can choose to receive college credit*