StubHub Kicks Off Second Year of NFL Externship and Fellowship Programs
StubHub has partnered with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) for the second year in a row to empower current and former players in realizing their career goals after life on the field. The 2019 NFLPA Externship program pairs 63 athletes with 24 organizations that best fit participants’ career goals.
At our headquarters in San Francisco, we are excited to welcome Josiah Price of the Minnesota Vikings, Thomas Hennessy of the New York Jets, Ryan Malleck, a free agent who most recently played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kapron Lewis-Moore, one of the newest players to sign with the San Francisco 49ers. This year marks an expansion of the program as StubHub will now host four externs rather than three.
For three weeks, our externs will immerse themselves in our business. Each extern will have a mentor, sit within a department and complete projects tailored to their skills and interests, while learning every aspect of StubHub’s business. They will also experience the customer facing part of StubHub by participating in customer service calls and in-person ticket sales during a Lakers vs. Clippers game in Los Angeles.
Last year, StubHub also piloted a year-long paid Fellowship through NFLPA and will continue the program in 2019. The program helps transition retired NFL players evaluating their next career moves and it mirrors the learning components from the NFL Externship program. In October 2018, StubHub added another Fellow, former New York Giants’ Offensive Tackle, Selvish Capers Jr.
“These players are driven individuals” said Scott Jablonski, StubHub’s General Manager of NFL, NBA, & NHL. “We’re lucky to have them at StubHub. We always love new perspectives and appreciate the opportunity to learn from some of the best and brightest in the NFL.”