Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

Spring 2023 - Soccer Operations Intern


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Posting Date

Oct 19, 2022

Role description

Title: Team Operations InternDepartment: Soccer OperationsReports to: Team Administrator and Head Equipment ManagerNotes: Intern must be able to receive academic credit for this internshipInternship Program Summary:  Orlando City Soccer Club interns will have the opportunity tolearn about the history, culture, and vision of Orlando City SC, understanding the importanceof how a professional sports organization works (which could include public relations,gameday operations, business, or the internal working of the Club), to further supplementacademic knowledge with practical experience. Position Summary: Orlando City seeks highly motivated individuals capable of assisting inthe operation of the Club’s overall team administration, operations, player fulfillment, andequipment. Selected interns will work under the close supervision of the Team Administratorsassisting on a variety of critical activities in support of Orlando City, Orlando City B andDevelopment Academy. Soccer Operations Interns will have the opportunity to supplementclassroom instruction and gain practical and valuable learning experiences in a variety ofroles, broadening their knowledge of all the facets of team operations.  Essential Duties & Responsibilities:● Gain an understanding of team administrative and operational tasks including teamtravel, team logistics, and player support.● Acquire skills in special assignments including but not limited to scheduling, datacollection and entry, printing, or shipping.● Assist staff in other departments with various administrative and operational tasks asneeded.● Rotate between roles within Soccer Operations to gain a variety of work experience. ● Learn how to work with coaching staff to set up and take down drills during training, ● Gain experience in preparation for home and away matches, including packing andunpacking, locker room set up/break-down, and player needs.● Support in the logistics of any game day preparation and execution needed.● Other duties and projects as assigned. Qualifications:● Applicants should be working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree with anemphasis in sports business, management, or a related field. Candidates must beable to receive credit for participating in our internship program.  ● Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.● Proficient with Microsoft Office.● Maintaining highest level of professionalism and confidentiality within a pro-teamenvironment is required.● Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and have a strong sense of accountability.● Possess a positive, engaging, and professional personality.● Strong understanding and passion for the sport of soccer is preferred.● Ability to work nontraditional hours in nontraditional settings, including holidays, nightsand weekends.● Willingness to abide by strict team wide COVID guidelines at work and in theireveryday lifeOther Details:● Duration of internship dependent on applicant ability to receive academic credit forthis opportunity.Disclaimer:This internship is intended to be an in-person learning opportunity however, due to COVID 19safety policies and procedures Exploria Stadium office access may be restricted only to FullTime employees at which time the internship will transition to a remote opportunity.About Orlando City: With three major professional teams, Orlando City Soccer Club (OCSC)has established itself as one of the preeminent Clubs in professional soccer.One of the leading teams in Major League Soccer (MLS), and the only MLS team in Florida, theLions have developed a rich history and passionate following since starting in the USL in 2011.In their inaugural MLS season, Orlando City set a league record for an expansion team,drawing an average of 32,847 fans per home game – including 62,500 in the home opener –and became the fastest team in MLS history to host a half million fans. Orlando City has notonly captured the passion of soccer fans in the City Beautiful, it continues to build its globalbrand as its matches are broadcast in 120 countries and in 30 languages.The Orlando Pride, OCSC’s National Women’s Soccer League franchise, will begin league playin 2016 – bringing professional women’s soccer to Orlando for the first time. The team is led byrenowned Head Coach Tom Sermanni, former manager for the Australian and U.S. women’snational teams.Orlando City B (OCB) participates in the USL beginning in the 2016 season. The team plays itshome matches at Titan Soccer Complex on the campus of Eastern Florida State College inMelbourne, Fla.  OCB continues the Club’s rich history in the rapidly growing league. From 2011to 2014, Orlando City set the U.S. record for best start of any professional soccer club in its first100 USL matches (66-12-22), winning three regular season titles and two postseasonchampionships.OCSC also has a youth club, Orlando City Youth Soccer (OCYS) and a U-23 team thatparticipates in the PDL. Lastly, the Orlando City Foundation is active in the community yearround, promoting health and wellness in children throughout the region, and raising funds forand volunteering time for various local organizations.Please visit www.OrlandoCitySC.com for more information.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.

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