NEW YORK (AP) The NFL will partner with the Mid-Eastern Athletic and Southwestern Athletic conferences to increase opportunities for ethnic minorities interested in pursuing careers in football administration.

The league said Friday the agreement with the two historically black college conferences is to give qualified professionals and students the skills for such jobs.

MEAC and SWAC personnel will take part in programs that include internships at the team and league level. They will work with football operations staffers, such as trainers, video directors and equipment managers. Networking and mentorship opportunities also will be available.

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