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Job listing closed on 4 Apr 2024
19 Feb 2024

2024 - Emerging Talent Program - Player Engagement

🇺🇸 Tampa, FL, USA
0+ years exp.
US$15 – US$20 per hour

Job Title: Player and Family Engagement Intern Department: Football

Reports To: VP of Player Engagement Status: Non-Exempt (overtime eligible)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers vision is to be the premier NFL Franchise both on and off the field that sets the standard in global sports entertainment and embodies the spirit of Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers aim to employ individuals whose professionalism and dedication align with our vision.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are offering full-time, paid internships to highly motivated and committed graduates wishing to build upon their college education with practical professional experience in the fast-paced, results-driven world of the National Football League.

Participants are given the unique opportunity to contribute to the organization's success while receiving an unparalleled, behind-the-scenes learning experience. The program is comprised of a comprehensive and flexible strategy that allows recent graduates to build upon their educational foundation in order to define, evaluate and achieve a variety of career-related objectives.

Interns are placed within a specific department and encouraged to explore all aspects of the business of professional football through various outreach programs, networking events, and via our Internship Learning Series. Interns will learn from and establish relationships with team executives that will benefit their lives both personally and professionally.

This is a highly competitive internship program with the most elite level of professional sports, the National Football League. Please be sure to represent yourself in the best possible manner by submitting a cover letter and resume and providing answers to all application questions within your application.

The Buccaneers 2024 Emerging Talent Program will begin July 15, 2024, and run through June 27, 2025. Interns are paid hourly and work roughly 40 hours per week during their internship period. Interns are expected to commit to the full term of the internship.

Job Summary:

The Player and Family Engagement Intern is responsible for developing positive relationships between families and the Buccaneers organization. This role involves connecting families with resources and information, addressing concerns, and ensuring open communication channels between the organization and families. The Player and Family Engagement Intern also plays a key role in promoting family engagement and advocating for the needs and rights of families. Assisting Player Engagement staff with player programming and Rookie Academy and all other programs throughout the year having to do with player development.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with families served by the Buccaneers organization.
  • Serve as a point of contact for families and address their concerns, needs and questions.
  • Connect families with appropriate resources and information, such as community services, education and training opportunities, and counseling services.
  • Quarterly newsletters for significant others
  • Facilitate communication between families and the organization, including providing updates on events, activities, and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with staff to build projects and events for family and significant others
  • Organize and lead family engagement activities, such as workshops, support groups, and social events.
  • Collect and analyze data on family needs and concerns to inform program development and improvement.
  • Manage and maintain post-game family area
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, education, sports administration or a related field.
  • Experience working with families in a community-based setting.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of individuals and groups.
  • Knowledge of community resources and services.
  • Familiarity with laws and regulations related to family rights and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Bilingual or multilingual skills a plus.

Working Conditions:

  • The Player and Family Engagement Intern may work in an office or community setting.
  • This role may involve some evening or weekend work, depending on the needs of families and the organization.
  • This role may involve working with families who are experiencing stress or crisis and may require some emotional resilience.

This job description is intended to set forth the core functions required for this position and describe the general nature of the work performed by employees in this position. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job. Employees may be assigned additional responsibilities, as necessary. The Company reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of the Company’s business, competitive considerations, or the work environment changes. This document describes the position currently available and is not an employment contract.

The position covered by this Job Description is expressly declared to be “at will,” meaning the Company has the right to terminate the incumbent’s employment at any time, with or without cause. Any written or oral promises or representations to the contrary are expressly disavowed and should not be relied upon any employee. Any change to this “at will” employment status must be in writing and signed the by the Chief Operating Officer of the Company.

It is the policy of the Buccaneers to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status, including sexual orientation and gender identity.