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. Originally founded in 2015 by Lindner III and current president Jeff Berding, FCC began play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads. FC Cincinnati opened the Club’s privately funded, 26,000-seat soccer-specific TQL Stadium in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati in 2021.
About TQL Stadium:
TQL Stadium, home of FC Cincinnati, is one of the most ambitious soccer-specific stadiums in not only North America, but the world. Critically acclaimed firm Populous designed an innovative and forward-thinking stadium that will be one of the largest soccer-specific facilities in Major League Soccer. 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. A 360-degree canopy roof covers every seat in the stadium, but still allows sufficient sun in to grow a natural grass field. The stadium has five team locker rooms, including a comprehensive team suite for FC Cincinnati that features a dressing room, coach’s offices, lounge, equipment storage and the Mercy Health Center of Excellence for the team’s medical and game day fitness needs. TQL Stadium meets 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.
About Mercy Health Training Center:
The team also opened the state-of-the-art Mercy Health Training Center (MHTC) in Milford, Ohio. Designed by MSA Sport, the $30 million, 24-acre facility includes three full-size, lighted soccer fields – including two stabilized natural grass surfaces and one synthetic turf surface – as well as a goalkeeper-specific training area. The MLS team is housed in a 30,000 sq. ft., multilevel building abutting the fields, while the FCC Academy teams utilize a separate 4,000 sq. ft. wing of the building. Additionally, there is a 3,000 sq. ft. maintenance facility on the property. In the design process, the MSA Sport design team benchmarked training grounds across the world, including the best in Europe, South America, and Asia. The goal of the design meets the original goal to develop one of the premier and most progressive team facilities in Major League Soccer and North America.
The FCC2 Equipment Intern will work alongside our FCC2 Equipment Manager to assist the equipment needs of our FCC2 team at FC Cincinnati. This position will be based out of the Mercy Health Training Center in Milford, Ohio. Interns can expect to learn what it takes to work in equipment at the professional level on a daily basis. This internship is set to begin on or about January 3, 2023 and conclude at the end of the FCC2 season. The candidate for this role must be able to work 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday. Additionally, this candidate must be flexible to work around the FCC2 home game schedule. This is an hourly paid internship and college credit is also available if needed.
Assist with upkeep of the FCC2 home team locker room at MHTC and NKU
Confirm the players’ locker room is set up to MLS standards
Assist coaching staff with set-up and breakdown before and after all training sessions
Help pack for upcoming road trips, in addition to assisting with equipment drop off and pick up from road games
Aid the Equipment team unpack from road trips to ensure things are prepared for the next training session or game
Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with FCC2 players and staff
Prepare the home team locker room on game days and assist on upkeep ensuring a professional appearance
Ensure players and staff are properly outfitted and supplied with appropriate and functioning equipment
Collect player kits post training, games, and brings them to the designated area to be washed and dried
Organize and track all team apparel and equipment
Assist in all areas of soccer operations as required
Help with home games (locker room set up, tear down)
Assist with Gameday prep
Other duties as assigned
Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays on an as-needed basis as well as for all match days
Ability to work under pressure for long hours
Ability to lift 40lbs / Labor intensive
Superb organizational skills
Represent FC Cincinnati’s family friendly brand in all capacities while representing the club
Qualifications & Education Requirements:
Enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program, preferably in Business or Sport Management
Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide verification of vaccination prior to start date
What we offer interns:
FCC welcome gifts
Resume and profile reviews
Tour of TQL Stadium and MHTC
Community volunteer opportunities
Discount off team store merchandise
Job shadow opportunities + lunch and learns
Frequent free meals, happy hours, and parties
Paid hourly and/or college credit opportunities
Networking opportunities with Chamber events
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.