Summer 2024 Student Internship (June-August)

  • Philadelphia Union
  • Chester, PA, USA
  • 16 Feb, 2024
Intern Education MLS

Job Description

ABOUT OUR COMPANY
Philadelphia was awarded the 16th Major League Soccer franchise in February, 2008 and the team was officially announced as the Philadelphia Union in May, 2009.  Owned and operated by Keystone Sports and Entertainment LLC (“KSE”), the group launched the Philadelphia Union's inaugural season in 2010 and opened what is now Subaru Park in June, 2010.  Subaru Park is an 18,500 seat, world-class soccer specific stadium that sits beautifully along the Delaware River at the base of the Commodore Barry Bridge and is only 15 miles from downtown Philadelphia.

The club has reached the finals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2014, 2015 and 2018, and has appeared in the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2011, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, securing their first showing in the CONCACAF Champions League in 2021.  In 2020, the Union were awarded the club’s first Supporters’ Shield after finishing with the best regular season record in MLS.  The club hosted the Eastern Conference Final in 2021 and were named the Eastern Conference Champions in 2022.  The Philadelphia Union have once again clinched a berth in the 2023 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.  The 2022 season finished at the MLS Cup against LAFC, in one of the most intense matches in League history! 
 
Philadelphia Union’s culture and brand positioning of Young, Fearless, Challengers differentiates us from others and focuses our vision to be unafraid and defy the ordinary.  Our company is relentlessly pursuing excellence both on and off the field and will lead the way, set the standards and share the glory.  Our connection to Philadelphia is symbolized in the Club’s crest as the snake, colors, shield, slogan and thirteen stars all represent Philadelphia as the original capital city and its call to action during the American Revolution.
 
ABOUT THIS INTERNSHIP
Internships with Union Sports and Entertainment, including Philadelphia Union, Union II, and Union Academy will provide students with an assortment of valuable learning experiences and exposure to all facets of a professional soccer team’s front office.  Qualified candidates for this position will have a passion for sports and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.  Applicants should be familiar with Microsoft Office and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.  Interns may be asked to work some nights and weekends.  
 
INTERNSHIP ROLES AVAILABLE:
Union Academy
  • Academy Operations
  • Academy Scouting
  • Academy Social Media

First Team/Union II
  • Equipment Operations

Front Office
  • Accounting
  • Community Relations
  • Digital Marketing/Social Media
  • Event Operations
  • Front Office Administration
  • Game Day Operations
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing 
  • PR & Communications
  • Partnership Marketing 
  • Ticket Sales
  • Video Production/Broadcasting
  • Philadelphia Union Foundation 
  • Youth Camps/Clinics 

To be considered, please include a cover letter describing your interests, why you want to work for Union Sports & Entertainment, and what makes you the best candidate for an internship.  Application must be received by February 17, 2024.
 
The duration of the internship will be 10 -12 weeks and approximately 20 hours per week for a total of 200 hours.  This is a paid internship and remote work is not available at this time.
 
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:

  1. Are you currently a college student (undergrad or post-graduate)

  2. Do you need to satisfy a certain number of hours per semester during your internship? If yes, how many?

  3. Please rank your top 3 internship roles (1 being your preferred choice)

  4. When could you start?

  5. When would you end?

  6. Are you able to work on-site in Chester, PA? *this is required and we do not offer remote work or relocation for interns at this time.

  7. Do you have a deadline to secure an internship? If so, by when?