Position Type: Internship - For College Credit Hours Only
Semester: Summer 2021
Location: Remote for Summer 2021 Semester Only
Overview of the United Soccer League (USL)
United Soccer League is one of the largest operators of soccer properties in the United States. USL currently owns and operates a Division II professional league (USL - Championship), a Division III professional league (League One), a pre-professional U23 league (League Two), and an elite level youth soccer league (Super Y League). Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the USL provides unparalleled club support with a growing team of more than 65 professionals across 17 departments, ranging from operations to digital, communications, and club services.
Under the direction and guidance of USL Executives and Leaders (mentors), the USL Work Experience Program (UWEP) provides students with the unique opportunity to gain practical sport management experience in a professional sports league setting. By working on various strategic projects and initiatives, UWEP participants will gain hands on experience with league staff as well as its member teams.
Participants are tasked with and responsible for working within a specialized department but will interact with all league departments across the organization including: finance, business development, digital, marketing, team services, analytics, and more, with the ultimate goal of providing well-rounded practical work experience in sports to students.
Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Events, the Special Events UWEP is responsible for assisting with the planning of Mid-Year Meeting, League Championship games, USL Winter Summit, Super Y League Finals and additional special events put on by the League Office.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Researching vendors, requesting proposals, and thinking creatively to solve complexities.
Each event includes a variation of the following: print signage (artwork requests, revisions, proofing, production, pick-up/mail tracking), branded items and gifts (artwork requests, revisions, proofing, production, pick-up/mail tracking), working with vendors, guest communication, guest registration, guest management, contract review, and other additional tasks related to an event.
Participants must be working towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree in related field and/or training and must certify that they are able to receive college credit from an accredited college or university for their participation.
With the UWEP program being remote this semester, participants must have access to a computer or laptop with reliable internet connection.
Solid computer skills and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint are a must.
Strong analytic skills and ability to work proficiently within MS Excel are necessary.
Excellent verbal communication skills are required.
Positive attitude and strong work ethic a must. Must have a “team-first” mentality with an eagerness to learn.
Should be extremely organized and detail oriented, with a focus on quality and consistency.
Ability to work under fluid deadlines and complete tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
Knowledge of sports/soccer is preferred, but not required.
We are 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.