D.C. United

D.C. United

Academy Media Intern


Role Type



Posting Date

Apr 13, 2022

Role description

Internship Summary:D.C. United is a professional soccer club based in Washington, D.C. The club competes as a member of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer. 
As an Academy Media Intern for D.C. United, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from the Academy Director, Academy Administrator, Digital Marketing Manager, and coaching staff. Selected intern will learn all aspects of the Academy’s media channels and help with marketing activities.
The Spring MLS Next season runs from March through July.  
This internship is unpaid, and the candidate must be eligible to receive college credit. 
Intern Projects may include:
Media coverage of DC United Academy
Assist with content management/creation of social media, digital channels, and website
Capture real-time photo/video content at Academy training, matches, and community events 
Through these tasks the candidate can expect to learn about:
The end-to-end functioning of an Academy media team- including digital and social media planning, communications strategy, and event management.
Working experience running social media accounts
Introductory knowledge of video shooting/editing
The day-to-day operations of a soccer Academy of an official MLS club.
Pursuing a college degree, preferably in Sports Business/Management and/or Marketing
Eligible to receive college credit for internship
Dedicate at least 20 hours a week to the internship from March through July
Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19
Competencies (KSAs):
Basic knowledge of photography
Must demonstrate a high level of detail-orientation, especially under deadline pressure
Must display organization and communicative skills
Must demonstrate strong professional attitude
Must be able to maintain confidentiality and use upmost discretion when privy to sensitive information
D.C. United is committed to uplifting our community, staff, and club. We are seeking candidates to be a part of our journey in our quest for continued organizational growth and another MLS Cup.
D.C. United will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
D.C. United is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). D.C. United reaffirms its commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and diversity. D.C. United is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. D.C. United is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, pregnancy, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirements of all federal, state, and local laws. Employment decisions can include hiring, termination, compensation, benefits, promotion, training selection, or other statuses or conditions of employment. All employment decisions are made on the basis of individual skills, knowledge, abilities, job performance, and other appropriate qualifications.

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