Orlando City Soccer Club

Orlando City Soccer Club

2022 Summer - Soccer Analytics Intern (Remote)

Country

Role Type

USA

Management

Posting Date

Apr 19, 2022

Role description

TITLE: Soccer Analytics Intern (Remote)DEPARTMENT: Team OperationsREPORTS TO: Head of AnalyticsNOTES: The applicant must be able to receive academic credit for this internshipINTERNSHIP SUMMARYInterns will have the opportunity to learn about the history, culture, and vision of Orlando City SC,understanding the importance of how a professional sports organization works (which couldinclude sales, marketing, public relations, operations, or the internal working of the Club), to further develop general critical thinking, problem-solving, time management, communication, and writing skills.WHAT SETS YOU APARTYou would like to further your data science and sports management with real-life projects toevaluate sports analysis. You have a growth mindset and analytical skills that allow you to analyzelarge amounts of data and produce reports and recommendations. You are committed toresearch and learning all aspects of soccer and sports. Concluding this internship, you willunderstand how Orlando City SC, MLS, and other sports approach data analytics efforts in aprofessional sports environment.ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:● Learn and assist technical staff with data-driven projects.● Under close supervision prepare and clean datasets.● Learn to design and apply analytical methods to extract insight from existing datasets.● Research industry-leading practices to provide analyses and insights.● Other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this internship successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential dutysatisfactorily. The following requirements are representative of eligibility requirements, knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary:● Studying computer science, math, data science or a related field.● Experience with R or Python preferred.● Interest in working with APIs.● Interest in package management.● Interest in data engineering, and/or statistical modeling preferred.● Available 20-25 hours per week, including nights and weekends.● Excellent communication skills with the ability to discuss any issues with a wide variety ofindividuals and groups.● MS Office (PPT, Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word) or G-Suite skills.● Ability to present information concisely.● Able to always represent the Club with a professional and approachable attitude.● Strong interpersonal skills● Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.Other Details:● Duration of internship depends on the applicant's ability to receive academic credit forthis opportunity.Disclaimer: This internship is intended to be a remote learning opportunity. Due to COVID 19 safety, policies and procedures interns may be required to participate remotely if necessary.About Orlando City: With three major professional teams, Orlando City Soccer Club (OCSC) has established itself asone of the preeminent Clubs in professional soccer. Orlando City joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the league's 21st franchise in November 2013, becoming the first MLS team in the Southeast. The Lions began league play in March 2015. In 2019, Orlando City re-launched Orlando City B (OCB) to bridge the gap between its successful youth development academy and the First Team. The Orlando Pride, OCSC’s National Women’s Soccer League franchise, will begin league play in 2016 – bringing professional women’s soccer to Orlando for the first time. The team is led by renowned Head Coach Tom Sermanni, former manager for the Australian and U.S. women’s national teams. Orlando City B (OCB) participates in the USL beginning in the 2016 season. The team plays its home matches at Titan Soccer Complex on the campus of Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Fla.  OCB continues the Club’s rich history in the rapidly growing league. From 2011 to 2014, Orlando City set the U.S. record for best start of any professional soccer club in its first 100 USL matches (66- 12-22), winning three regular season titles and two postseason championships. OCSC also has a youth club, Orlando City Youth Soccer (OCYS) and a U-23 team that participates in the PDL. Lastly, the Orlando City Foundation is active in the community year round, promoting health and wellness in children throughout the region, and raising funds for and volunteering time for various local organizations.Please visit www.OrlandoCitySC.com for more information.We are 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.

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