Athletic Trainer Internship, First Team

  • New York City FC
  • Orangeburg, NY, USA
  • 04 May, 2024
Intern Medical MLS Strength & Conditioning

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Athletic Training Intern
REPORTING TO: Head of Sports Science
LOCATION: Orangeburg, NY
This is a season long internships and is expected to start asap and conclude at the end of the MLS season.
Please submit your resume and a 150-200 word cover letter outlining why you are interested in this opportunity and why your skills and traits make you ready to step into this role. Please attach the resume and cover letter as one document when applying.
New York City FC (NYCFC) is excited to offer the opportunity to a successful candidate to join their Medical Department. As an Athletic Training intern, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the delivery and enhancing the quality of medical treatment and auxiliary services within NYCFC’s Medical Team. In line with NYCFC’s Medical Department philosophy the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting, and delivering when required, medical services to the 2nd Team (MLS Next Pro), 1st team (MLS) and the Academy (MLS Next).
  • Assist the medical department in providing quality care as well as implementing the latest best practices.
  • Collaborate with the medical department to screen, assess and identify soft tissue and functional discrepancies / dysfunctions during pre-season and monthly assessments.
  • Create and implement return to play protocols while working hand and hand with the performance department.
  • Comfortability with hands on / manual therapy.
  • Assist with Medical department logistics outside of treatment room responsibilities. Organization of Match-day component’s.
  • Potentially provide on field training coverages for 2nd team.
  • Be exposed to various people from different cultures and background while learning different techniques and practices.
  • Comply with First Responder, OSHA, COVID policies.
  • Experience conveying information to players and colleagues.
  • Ability to brainstorm action plans.
  • General background of soccer.
  • Ability to get to travel to CFA and be able to commit to the full program (4 days per week, approx. 20-25hrs)
  • Offer flexibility with ever changing schedule
  • Familiarity with Electronic Medical Record keeping
  • Foundational knowledge of creating a return to play with emphasis on periodic progression
  • Base knowledge of modalities (Compex, BFR, strength assessment devices)
  • Able to incorporate gym-based S&C withing rehabilitation programs
  • Spanish speaking preferred, but not mandatory
Successful candidate will be expected to complete, but not limited to the following:
  • 4 days per week at CFA (Typically Monday to Friday but varies based on season schedule)
  • 8:30am – 2:00pm (approx 5.5hrs per day)
  • Approx. 22hrs per week
  • Potential coverage for MLS Next Academy
  • Applicant must be able to comply with MLS Next Safety and Well-Being policy and any other applicable child safety policies provided to applicants by NYCFC
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as necessary
  • Prolonged periods of standing
  • Must be able to lift 45lbs at times
  • Ability to travel for business purposes
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays if the schedule requires
  • Four complimentary tickets to every NYCFC home match
  • Team outings, happy hours, and annual staff gatherings to celebrate our co-workers
  • A dynamic, ambitious, and fun work environment
At New York City Football Club (NYCFC), we are on a mission to build this City into one of the soccer capitals of the world. The Club was announced as Major League Soccer’s 20th franchise and is the first and only MLS team located within the five boroughs of New York City. The Club has qualified for the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs for the last seven consecutive seasons, winning the MLS Cup in 2021. Games are broadcast through MLS Season Pass, the unprecedented subscription service from Apple and Major League Soccer that will have every match of the MLS regular season, Audi MLS Cup Playoffs and Leagues Cup all in one place and with no blackouts. NYCFC’s combined 3.3 million social media following across Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter is the second-highest among MLS clubs.
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New York City FC is also one of 13 clubs comprising City Football Group and counts Manchester City FC, Melbourne City FC, Yokohama F-Marinos, Girona FC, Montevideo City Torque, Sichuan Jiuniu FC, Mumbai City FC, Lommel SK and Espérance Sportive Troyes AC among its sister clubs.
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