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United Soccer League

United Soccer League

Communications UWEP Internship - Summer 2024


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Mar 17, 2024


USL Work Experience Program
Job Title:Communications UWEP
Position Type:Internship - For College Credit Hours Only
Semester:Summer 2024

Overview of the United Soccer League (USL)
The United Soccer League (USL) is the heartbeat of American soccer. Impacting more than 200 communities across the USA, the USL is the first and only soccer organization in the USA to build a youth-to-professional pathway for both men and women within one ecosystem. That structure includes three professional leagues: USL Super League (women), USL Championship (men), and USL League One (men); two pre-professional leagues: USL League Two (men) and the USL W League (women); and two youth platforms: USL Academy and USL Youth.

Authentic, vital, and exciting, the USL is dedicated to providing an inclusive and memorable soccer experience for players, fans, and communities across our growing "soccer nation."

Program Purpose
Under the direction and guidance of USL Executives and Leaders (mentors), the USL Work Experience Program (UWEP) provides students with the unique opportunity to gain practical sport management experience in a professional sports league setting. By working on various strategic projects and initiatives, UWEP participants will gain hands on experience with league staff as well as member teams.

Participants are tasked with and responsible for partnering within a specialized department but will interact with all league departments across the organization including business development, digital, club services, analytics, and more; with the ultimate goal of providing students with well-rounded practical work experience in sports.

Position Purpose
Under the direction of the USL Communications team, the Communications UWEP supports the Communications department by assisting with the in-house creation of materials with public releases, digital content, and league websites.

Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

Match monitoring for USL Leagues that are active during the season.
Brainstorm, develop and execute written content, such as press releases, recurring content and articles for web.
Write website Newsletter content for the USL Leagues.
Monitor the League media coverage, including the collection and composition of internal coverage reports.
Photo selection and sizing for content pieces.
Transcribing interviews and quotes.
Monitoring social media for storylines.
Other opportunities to assist in both the pre-professional space and professional space.
Assist other departments and operational areas as requested to provide a well-rounded overview of working in sports.


Participants must be working towards a bachelor or master degree in related field and/or training and must certify that they are able to receive college credit from an accredited college or university for their participation.
Solid computer skills and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook are a must.
Excellent verbal communication skills are required.
Positive attitude and strong work ethic a must. Must have a team-first mentality with an eagerness to learn.
Should be extremely organized and detail oriented, with a focus on quality and consistency.
Ability to work under fluid deadlines and complete tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
Knowledge of sports/soccer is preferred, but not required.
While completing the Work Experience Program remotely, participants must have access to a computer or laptop with reliable internet connection.

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.

Job Questions:

Are you able to receive college course credit from an accredited college or university for your participation in the Work Experience Program?

What days hours would you be able to participate in the Work Experience Program?

Approximately how many hours per week would you like to participate in the Work Experience Program?

Do you have access to a computer/laptop with reliable internet access?

Are you legally authorized to work in the USA for our Company?

Do you now, or will you in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status, etc.) to work legally for our Company in the USA?

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