Job Title: Academy Equipment Intern Department: Soccer OperationsReports to: Director of Soccer Operations/Academy Equipment Manager About FC Cincinnati:FC Cincinnati is a professional soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer, having entered the League as its 24th team in 2019. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Carl H. Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph. Originally founded in 2015 by Lindner III and current president Jeff Berding, FCC began play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads. FC Cincinnati opened the Club’s privately funded, 26,000-seat soccer-specific TQL Stadium in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati in 2021. About TQL Stadium:TQL Stadium, home of FC Cincinnati, is one of the most ambitious soccer-specific stadiums in not only North America, but the world. Critically acclaimed firm Populous designed an innovative and forward-thinking stadium that will be one of the largest soccer-specific facilities in Major League Soccer. The $250 million, privately funded stadium will have a 26,000 capacity, with the closest seats within 15 feet of the field. The design includes 53 traditional suites and 4,500 premium seats throughout four premium club spaces. Additionally, the team’s famous supporters’ section, The Bailey, will grow to be more than 3,100 strong and loom over opponents at a 34-degree angle at the stadium’s north end. A 360-degree canopy roof covers every seat in the stadium, but still allows sufficient sun in to grow a natural grass field. The stadium has five team locker rooms, including a comprehensive team suite for FC Cincinnati that features a dressing room, coach’s offices, lounge, equipment storage and the Mercy Health Center of Excellence for the team’s medical and game day fitness needs. TQL Stadium meets all current requirements to host CONCACAF and FIFA events, featuring top national teams from around the world, including the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, as well as the world’s top club teams for friendlies. About Mercy Health Training Center:The team also opened the state-of-the-art Mercy Health Training Center (MHTC) in Milford, Ohio. Designed by MSA Sport, the $30 million, 24-acre facility includes three full-size, lighted soccer fields – including two stabilized natural grass surfaces and one synthetic turf surface – as well as a goalkeeper-specific training area. The MLS team is housed in a 30,000 sq. ft., multilevel building abutting the fields, while the FCC Academy teams utilize a separate 4,000 sq. ft. wing of the building. Additionally, there is a 3,000 sq. ft. maintenance facility on the property. In the design process, the MSA Sport design team benchmarked training grounds across the world, including the best in Europe, South America, and Asia. The goal of the design meets the original goal to develop one of the premier and most progressive team facilities in Major League Soccer and North America. Position Summary:The Academy Equipment Intern will work alongside our Academy Equipment Coordinator to assist the equipment needs of our Academy teams at FC Cincinnati. This position will be based out of the Mercy Health Training Center in Milford, Ohio and will report directly to the Director of Soccer Operations. The expected hours will be Monday – Friday 3pm-9pm. The duration of the internship is January-June. This is a paid hourly position. Primary Responsibilities:Assist the Academy Equipment Coordinator in day-to-day responsibilities Assist academy coaches with set up and preparation of daily training sessionsManage the daily academy team’s laundry operationAssist in set up for home matchesAttend weekly Soccer Operations meetingsSupport in the logistics of game day preparation and executionComplete special projects as needed and other duties assigned Skill Requirements:Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings, and some holiday hoursAbility to lift 40lbs / labor intensive Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s licenseStrong organizational and time management skillsOpen and willingness to learn Strong ability to multi-task, in a fast-paced working environmentAbility to develop productive and effective relationships across all levels of an organization Qualifications & Education Requirements:Enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program, preferably in Business or Sport Management1+ years’ experience in professional sports environment, preferredMust be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide verification of vaccination prior to start dateWhat we offer interns:FCC welcome giftsResume and profile reviewsTour of TQL Stadium and MHTCCommunity volunteer opportunitiesDiscount off team store merchandiseJob shadow opportunities + lunch and learnsFrequent free meals, happy hours, and partiesPaid hourly and/or college credit opportunitiesNetworking opportunities with Chamber events FC Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.