Partnerships Activation Intern

  • FC Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • 13 Feb, 2021
Intern Business & Commercial

Job Description

Job Title: Partnerships Activation Intern  
Department: Partnerships 
Reports to: Manager of Fulfillment
About FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati is a professional soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer, having entered the league as its 24th team in 2019. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Carl H. Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph. MLS invited Cincinnati to the league as an expansion team in May 2018, giving the club one of the fastest run-ups to its first-division launch in league history – 277 days from invitation to its first game. The team has played its home games at the historic Nippert Stadium on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, while its new soccer-specific stadium is constructed in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati. 
When the West End Stadium opens in Spring 2021, FC Cincinnati’s future home is expected to be one of the most ambitious soccer-specific stadiums in not only North America, but the world. The $250 million, privately funded stadium will have a 26,000 capacity, with the closest seats within 15 feet of the field. The design includes 53 traditional suites and 4,500 premium seats throughout four premium club spaces. Additionally, the team’s famous supporters’ section, The Bailey, will grow to be more than 3,100 strong and loom over opponents at a 34-degree angle at the stadium’s north end. West End Stadium will meet all current requirements to host CONCACAF and FIFA events, featuring top national teams from around the world, including the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, as well as the world’s top club teams for friendlies. 
Position Summary
The Partnerships Activation Internship is a paid position to start in the Spring 2021.  FC Cincinnati is seeking a highly motivated, self-starter eager to learn the day to day responsibilities associated with Partnerships fulfillment. The Partnerships Activation Intern will have the primary responsibility of assisting the Partnerships Fulfillment team with in-office duties, in addition to working all home games and events scheduled throughout the semester.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Assist with game day preparation and execution of activations
  • Assist with day to day functions associated with activations
  • Collect, manage, and input materials, photos, data, and files relevant to activations
  • Assist in producing recaps that include a detailed summary of activations
  • Research and create activation ideas; monitor what other sports are employing
  • General administrative duties such as creation of documents, copies, organizational binders, and shipments
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Prepares post-event report for all assigned events
  • Conducts site surveys for future events and attend event related meetings as needed
  • Provides general event support for public ticketed events as needed
  • Represent FC Cincinnati and its related affiliates and venues in a professional manner at all times
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Willingness to complete responsibilities while providing unparalleled customer service
  • Friendly, energetic, and able to interact effectively with all types of people
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook)
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks, while prioritizing workload in a fast-paced environment
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and self-motivate
  • Knowledge of soccer preferred, but not required 
Requirements/Physical Functions:
  • There are physical requirements to this position including sitting, walking, standing, lifting up to 20 lbs. with or without assistance, etc.
  • Flexible schedule – must be able to work in-office, home games, nights, and weekends
  • Should be able to work a minimum of 20+ non-traditional hours, in non-traditional settings
  • Currently pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree in Sports Management, Marketing, Business, or similar field preferred.
  • This is a paid internship with option to receive academic credit
  • Candidates must have a car, valid driver's license, and valid auto insurance
FC Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.