D.C. United

D.C. United

Academy Performance Internship

Country

Role Type

USA

Academy

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. 
D.C. United is seeking applicants for an Academy Performance Internship Position. The candidate will have opportunity to learn about all aspects of physical preparation for D.C. United Academy youth players as directed by the Academy Performance Coach.
Academy Performance Intern will have hands on experience in a high-level collaborative team-sport environment. The candidate will gain an understanding of the daily workings and the environment in elite sport, including the role of sports science (GPS tracking, wellness monitoring, performance testing) in session planning. The candidate will gain a conceptional understanding of long-term athletic development and various performance training methodologies in the sport of soccer.
This is an unpaid internship aimed towards those in a sports related degree or aspiring strength and conditioning coaches looking to gain experience in elite level soccer.Requirements:

Possess/working towards one of the following: NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
Possess/Pursuing a college degree in Exercise Science or a related area from an institution of higher education
Experience working in sport of soccer/team-sport is a plus
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):
Must demonstrate strong desire to learn and grow
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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