OVERVIEWUS Club Soccer would like to extend the following opportunities during the summer of 2024 to those interested in understanding on and off-the-field logistics that go into executing a premier youth soccer event.
These positions are ideal for sport management students at colleges and universities who wish to gain additional experience in the industry and/or must complete internship requirements as part of his or her curriculum.
Interns will gain hands-on experience through aiding in the planning, on-site execution and oversight of 2024 National Cup XXIII events and National Premier League events. Additional information about US Club Soccer, Programs Events can be found on ourwebsite.
Internship dates are from early June through late July. Application deadline isFriday, February 2nd, 2024.DESCRIPTIONThese individual(s) will assist the on-site event manager by providing administrative and operational support.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Staging of product
Assisting with team registration
Daily field set-up
Registration Roster Support
Marketing, communications social media
Participant relations customer support
Must be making progress towards a degree in a related field (sport management, business, marketing, etc.).
Interns will not be required to relocate; rather, the intern(s) will travel to selected tournament from his or her current location. Interns will spend 3 weeks traveling from regional event to regional event, have a small break and then return for another 3 weeks for Finals in Denver, CO.
Interns will be expected to partake in virtual meetings from mid-April to the start of the first event in June. These meetings will support onboarding and prepare Interns for their travel and responsibilities at events. We will also have sessions introducing interns to US Club Soccer staff, review various department functions and give interns broad insight into the US Club Soccer business as a whole.
Interns will be expected to partake in a virtual meeting at the conclusion of the internship to recap the summer, provide feedback and close out the internship.
If interns are utilizing the internship for course credit, please ensure manager is aware and appropriate paperwork / expectations are outlined in advance.
COMPENSATIONCompensation will consist of a $2,500 stipend. In addition, transportation, lodging, meals and a Nike apparel package will be provided for events. All interns will be expected to be at 3 regionals and all Finals events.EVENTSEvents will start as early as June 1st and run through the last week of July. Candidates will be required to travel each week (including holidays and weekends) and need to be available remotely prior to the start of events as well as after events for review meetings and recaps. On-site work at events are labor intensive and will require heavy lifting and long hours. Events include, but are not limited to, the National Cup event series; South Central, Midwest, Southeast, West Regionals, NPL Finals, National Cup Finals.Event dates and locations are:
South Central Regional(Tulsa, Oklahoma) June 7 – 10, 2024
Midwest Regional(Waukegan, Illinois Libertyville, Illinois) June 14 – 17, 2024
Southeast Regional(Bermuda Run, North Carolina) June 15 – 18, 2024
West Regional(Temecula, CA) June 21 – 24, 2024
NPL Finals(Commerce City, CO) July 8 – 15, 2024
National Cup XXIII Finals(Commerce City, CO) July 18 – 25, 2024