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.
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.
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
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.