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Football Operations Intern - Arizona Cardinals (Tempe · AZ)

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Football Operations Intern - Arizona Cardinals (Tempe, AZ)

Reports directly to the Manager, Football Operations completing duties as assigned and including, but not limited to the following descriptions.

Position Type: Non-Exempt

Cardinals Organizational Summary: 

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is a professional football team within the National Football League (NFL). The Cardinals compete in the National Football Conference (NFC) West division and call State Farm Stadium in Glendale their home stadium.  

As one of the oldest pro football franchises in the U.S., the Cardinals Club has established itself as a sport and cultural hallmark within Arizona, developing a family-oriented culture that strives to be a championship team on the field, in the community, and as an organization. Over the years, the organization not only continues to grow its fanbase and reach within the local community but also prides itself in maintaining a diverse and dedicated workforce.  

If you want to join an organization that values safety, courtesy, efficiency, experience, diversity, and longevity, we would love for you to join our team. Learn more about the Arizona Cardinals and see what’s happening here 

Position Summary:

The Football Operations Internship is a one-year position with an opportunity for extension, based on effective performance. The target dates are March through February. This role is responsible for supporting the daily operational management of the Arizona Cardinals – Dignity Health Training Center, Training Camp, Team Travel, and Football Operations. A successful candidate is someone who is a proactive problem solver, possesses a strong work ethic, and has the ability to support all Arizona Cardinals games, including occasional travel, long hours, irregular schedules, weekend, and holiday work. A good attitude and a commitment to teamwork is a must. As a front-facing position, the employee will represent themselves and the organization in a manner that optimally reflects the Club’s values and performance expectations.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Ensure the success of all Arizona Cardinals team operations and events, both at home and on the road; off-season program, Training Camp, pre- and regular season, including international and post-season.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Players, Management team, Team Members, Service Providers, Vendors, etc
  • Work all home games and assist with compliance of NFL game day rules and regulations
  • Assist in all phases of football calendar year planning, projects, and activities
    • Contact vendors, solicit and organize information, rates, and services for review
    • Assist with managing travel documents
    • Research for road game cities – practice sites, stadium schedules, conflicts, possible field issues, city events, etc.
    • Training camp hotel and stadium set-up/breakdown
    • Manage various aspects of camp operations
    • Maintain the accuracy of training camp documents
    • Schedule and facilitate training camp event appearances with the Community Relations team
    • Provide support for Personnel department events, such as Senior Bowl, Combine, Pro-Days and private workouts, Free Agent, Top 30 visits, signed and released players
  • Support client/sponsor-related events by organizing players’ participation for appearances and Cardinals Charitable Events
  • Provide facility and operational support with outside groups’ use of the Training Center
  • Assist the coaching, equipment, and video staff with practice operations
  • Monitor meeting rooms set-ups for fluctuating position group numbers
  • Upkeep and maintenance of assigned inventory, supplies, materials, and equipment


  • Show the ability to take direction and execute operations without constant oversight
  • Must be detail-oriented and highly self-motivated
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, environment
  • Strong verbal, written, and public relations skills
  • Skilled at interacting effectively with all levels of management and staff, vendors, guests, and visitors
  • Proven experience in appropriately working with and around confidential information
  • Strong accounting and financial skills
  • Strong ability to create presentations and spreadsheets
  • Previous use and understanding of the TeamWorks operating system
  • Knowledge of NFL hierarchy and operations
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and variable schedules
  • Reliable transportation is required

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university; specializing in Sports Management, Administration, or related field.

Experience: A minimum of 2 years of related work experience with the National Football League or College football team.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.


  • 2 years


  • Bachelors or better


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