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Dynasty’s Fall 2008 Internship Class

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It is officially that time of the year again.  Dynasty Athlete Representation, LLC is excited to graduate its second class of interns and welcome in its third group of qualified young, ambitious, and driven men/women to the family.  As of writing this post, I have archived over twenty applications (cover letter + resume) for the Fall 2008 class, and many of the candidates are extremely tempting.  The current interns will be finishing up their internship at the end of August and the new class will officially begin Dynasty business on September 1, 2008.  If you are interested in applying for a position to become a part of our selective and growing family, please send your resume and a cover letter (optional) to [email protected].

If you are interested in applying, please read this information:

What: Dynasty Athlete Representation, LLC will be selecting a non-disclosed number of interns to serve an active role in the development of all current business and future Dynasty endeavors. Interns will be given complete access to confidential information. It is a non-paying internship.

When: Applicants are encouraged to apply up until 12 p.m. EST Friday, August 8, 2008. Any applications submitted after that date and time will not be considered for the Fall 2008 class.

Who: Anyone may apply. Preference may be given based on a myriad of factors, including: education, experience, location, connections, etc.

Where: Accepted interns will be able to go about their education/work from their current locale. The internship will entail heavy contact and availability; however, we believe that moving to a new venue is unnecessary.

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume and any other pertinent information to [email protected]. We will be making initial cuts by August 15th. Not all applicants will receive phone interviews. We look forward to hearing from you!

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

9 replies on “Dynasty’s Fall 2008 Internship Class”

I’m just curious on how it works with the interns working from their current location. What kind of work are they expected to do? Also, what type of availibility is required?



The type of work cannot be confined to a response of your comment. But to give you some ideas…Daily News & Notes, marketing brochures, building social networking platforms for clients, cold calling, potential sponsors/endorsement spreadsheets, business growth opportunities, MUCH MUCH MUCH more.

It is a work-intensive position, so availability is important. If you want to talk to current interns about their experience, email either [email protected] or [email protected].

There’s really no issue in a NCAA student-athlete in working for an agent, as long as that agent isn’t soliciting that athlete to become his client. I played sports in college and interned for agents, and I know several others who did as well.

That is a very interesting question SC. I had looked into it in the past and there is no rule explicitly stating the legality or what would happen to one’s eligibility in this case. However, here is what I have concluded:

I see nothing wrong with a student-athlete interning for a sports agency as long as the following things don’t happen. 1) Any contract signed is only based off interning for a set period of time with no mention of future representation between the agency and the student-athlete. 2) It must be an un-paid internship. These are the two easiest restrictions to meet.

Granted I understand that student-athletes can work normal jobs where they are being paid for their labor like any other employee but I feel the line would be crossed if a student-athlete were paid to work for an agency. If the NCAA allowed this, it would set the way for agencies to say “we’re just paying X athlete $1000 an hour for the work he is doing for us.” A line must be set and it would be nearly impossible with inflation and many other variables to make a limit for how much an athlete could be paid.

Now the internship being unpaid and the lack of a contract mentioning representation are quite black and white. There is still two more areas though, that must be examined where the line is a tad bit more fuzzy. First is the year of the student-athlete in coordinance with the sport he/she plays . What I’m getting at is that since agencies cannot contact certain athletes until a specified time in their career, even if it is only talking, a student-athlete interning for a sports agency would violate that rule. Meaning you would probably not be able to do an internship even if it meets the requirements at the top if you are not at the year of your career for your sport where an agent can legally contact you. The final thing that must be mentioned is based off the location of the school. For example, in both Tennessee and Florida, an agent must first notify the school before contacting the player. Thus it gets to the point where for some states, even if all three of the aforementioned restrictions are met, the school still may have the ability to forbid the relationship from happening.

All in all, my suggestion would be to contact your coach or athletic director before doing anything else. In some situations, it may be very possibly for you to intern and it could be a decision that positively affects the rest of your life. However, make sure it’s not the reason you lose your scholarship and lose the ability to ever play your sport again or possibly even attend college.

Sorry posted without seeing Jason’s comment…While it worked for him and some of his friends, I would still be weary of some of the potential issues.

Be honest, Darren – your “human resources” dpt is just you in your basement, isnt it?

I was wondering if there are positions for interns during the spring semester. I currently have a full coarse load and would love to do the internship during the second semester, please let me know if you will be accepting internships then.

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