Internship Summary: Orlando City Soccer Corporate Partnership interns will have the opportunity to learn about the history, culture and vision of Orlando City SC, understanding the importance of how a professional sports organization works (which could include Marketing, Broadcasting, Communications, Soccer Operations, Media, and/or the internal working of the Club), to further supplement academic knowledge with practical experience.
Position Summary: This internship will assist with the corporate activities of the Club, including but not limited to, assisting with corporate events, gameday, in-office support such as lead generation and prospecting, learning about asset tracking and inventory, understanding fulfillment and executing partnership contracts among others. We seek someone who thrives in a fast paced environment with great organization skills, an unequalled willingness to learn by doing and the ability to be an innovative problem solver. The intern will be required to do an end of year project in sales or activation that aligns with the candidate interests and experience.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Review and comprehend Corporate Partnership contracts, analyze fulfillment needs and strategy
Support Partnership Marketing team on account management for all partner contractual obligations and communication
Learn to track all partner assets and performance
Collaborate with various internal departments and external vendors to plan and implement in-office/stadium events, game day promotions, digital/social platforms, in-market campaigns as well as partner recaps
Learn about internal and league initiatives by developing and creating a weekly newsletter reporting on all National, Local and Partner activation events as well as other league initiatives.
Learn to prospect new corporate sponsorship/media partnerships for all Orlando City SC entities.
Learn how to develop unique and customized proposals and sales presentations for new business prospects
Actively research new ideas for new and existing partnerships
Understand the Corporate Sales strategies of deal structures, proposals, premium suite sales, fulfillment, rate card and more
Perform other related duties as assigned
Gameday & Event On Site Responsibilities :
Support gameday activities by preparing gameday assets such as: LED, gate giveaways, Run of Show and Fan Zone partner activations among others
Support sales staff on game day with prospect and/or new partner communication where needed
Participate and learn to lead the Fan Zone pre game shift meeting and game day responsibilities
Learn to manage and organize Corporate Partnership gameday inventory
Professionally liaise between player(s) and/or partners during off-site player appearances and other corporate events
Develop plans to host youth clinics and camps at different locations, review assets to fulfill partner contractual obligations, which could include: managing registration, guest flow, equipment drop off and set up, and event breakdown
Assist with scheduling and communicating with Gameday Staff
MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO EARN COLLEGE CREDIT FOR THIS INTERNSHIP
Minimum of 6 months to 1 year of experience with a sports team/organization, or a similar field, or major company
Knowledge and passion about soccer is preferred.
Photoshop experience is preferred
Preferred experience with on-site activation for sports partnerships, events/conferences and/or fan fests
Have an understanding of partnership contracts, assets and execution
Available to attend all Orlando City and Pride home games played at Exploria Stadium during the internship as well as other corporate events during the year
Strong ability to problem solve, maintain flexibility and open mindedness as well as multi-task
Demonstrate excellent communication, strong leadership skills and have a proactive attitude
Able to work non-traditional hours, in a non-traditional setting within a team atmosphere including weekends
This is a full time (30 hours) Monday through Friday internship with at a minimum of 15-20 hours a week and other weekend partner events
About Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the league's 21st franchise in November 2013, becoming the first MLS team in the Southeast. The Lions began league play in March 2015, and in 2017, moved into its privately-owned downtown soccer stadium. In 2019, Orlando City SC re-launched OCB to bridge the gap between its successful youth academy and the First Team.
In November 2015, the Club announced its intention to bring professional women’s soccer to Central Florida and launched Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). The Pride began league play in 2016 bringing professional women’s soccer to Orlando for the first time. As part of the preeminent Orlando City Soccer Club, the Pride joined Orlando City SC of Major League Soccer and Orlando City B of USL League One. In 2017, the Pride and Orlando City SC moved its home matches into Exploria Stadium, a 25,500-seat soccer-specific stadium located in the heart of downtown Orlando.
With a footprint across the Central Florida region and a roster composed of renowned international talent that includes Champions League winners, Women’s World Cup champions, Olympic gold medalists and some of the best global talent in all of soccer, Orlando City SC and Orlando Pride boasts global relevance through its assemblage of world-class athletes and innovative business operations.
Orlando City SC is committed to setting the global standard for professional soccer teams and is guided by the following principles:
TO BRING OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER, CREATE LASTING MEMORIES, AND FUEL PASSION FOR SOCCER.
BE THE ENVY OF OUR LEAGUE THROUGH PERFORMANCE, RELEVANCY, AND ENTERPRISE VALUE.
ENTERTAIN, UNIFY, AND INSPIRE OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH PASSIONATE SOCCER & SERVICE.
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.