USL Work Experience Program Job Title: Sporting - Women's Pathway UWEPPosition Type: Internship - For College Credit Hours Only Semester: SUMMER 2023Location: Remote, Hybrid, or In-Person Overview of the United Soccer League (USL)The United Soccer League (USL) is the largest and fastest-growing professional soccer organization in North America, possessing more than a decade of experience in bringing the world’s game to communities across the United States and Canada. Overseeing the USL Championship, USL Super League, USL League One, USL League Two, USL W League, USL Academy, and Super Y League; the organization is built on a proven and recognized model in international football and counts more than 125 clubs in its membership. Based in Tampa, Fla., the USL has grown during the past decade into a model organization with strong corporate partnerships and stable organizational leadership. It features a dedicated staff of more than 70 professionals across 15 departments ranging from operations, digital, communications and club services, each of which provides unparalleled support to member clubs and outside partners. Sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation, the USL is #UnitedForSoccer, moving the game forward in North America. Program PurposeUnder 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 PurposeUnder the direction of the USL Sporting team, the Sporting UWEP supports the department by assisting with multiple functional areas of USL operations. The Participant will assume an integral role in the data analysis and research across areas including player development and talent identification. Duties and ResponsibilitiesSpecific duties include, but are not limited to:Assist with the USL Sporting Strategy by collecting and analyzing player statistics within the USL’s Women’s Pathway Talent ID prep (USL W League & USL Academy) with Sporting research & data analysis Assistance with Sporting Comms. & planning/hosting of USL Sporting Development Webinars Join in on Sporting Department meetings when they occur Perform Sporting research and compile scouting reports through Modular-11 Assist with the USL Pre-Professional Scouting Networks (Women’s Pathway) for USL League Two & USL Academy on reviewing, analyzing, and managing data Reviewing previous game footage in relation to player performance, along with their statistical research Help develop DEI clinic through event planning and community outreach research Any other sporting initiatives; assignments & research projects QualificationsParticipants must be working towards a bachelor’s or master’s 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 participationSolid computer skills and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook are a mustExcellent verbal communication skills are requiredPositive attitude and strong work ethic a must. Must have a “team-first” mentality with an eagerness to learnShould 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 requiredIf completing the Work Experience Program remotely, participants must have access to a computer or laptop with reliable internet connectionWe 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.