Events and Operations Intern (Summer 2023)

  • D.C. United
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
  • 16 Mar, 2023
Contractor Events Stadia & Operations

Job Description

Internship Summary:

The D.C. United Operations team is looking for talented, hardworking undergraduate and graduate students aspiring to enter the professional sports industry to join us as interns for the summer semester of the 2023 season.  Interns will have the opportunity to assist and learn about full-stadium operation and corporate/entertainment events throughout the duration of the internship, including but not limited to D.C. United matches, Washington Spirit matches, International Friendlies, 2023 MLS All-Star Game, and 2023 Leagues Cup.

Events and Operations Interns will be exposed to the three main branches of the Audi Field Operations Department during the course of the internship – Game Operations, Event/Stadium Operations, and Guest Experience.  Interns will report directly to the Operations Managers to assist and shadow day-to-day tasks of the club and support the full life cycle of various events during the internship.

Audi Field internships are for college credit only. The internship allows individuals to gain valuable experience with a professional organization while getting exposure to working in an events and operations role.

Internship Duration: June 1 – August 31, 2023

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to the following):

  • Assist with event management, set-up/breakdown for all full-stadium events and corporate/entertainment events.
  • Assist with office maintenance projects, maintaining company equipment and event spaces, equipment storage and inventory.
  • Assist with the accreditation of full-time staff and match day personnel.
  • Assist with furniture sets and flips between various events.
  • Support the planning, logistics, and execution of various stadium and event operational projects.
  • Assist Operations Coordinators with tasks related to stadium set up and the game day event operations/guest experience staff.
  • Create and distribute match specific accreditation for vendors and partners.
  • Shadow Operations Managers to gain a full understanding of event day responsibilities.
  • Assist event operations staff with supervision of the Fan Engagement Programs.
  • Supervise concourse activations set up and breakdown.


  • Eligible to receive college credit for internship
  • Eligible to attend full-stadium events and most corporate/entertainment events
  • Ability to work match days
  • Experience in sports or events is a plus
  • Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19

Competencies (KSAs):

  • Coachable, hardworking, multi-tasking, and positive attitude
  • Ability to effectively interact with staff and clients
  • Knowledge of basic computer programs such as Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Detailed Oriented
  • Represent D.C. United in a positive image