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Data Analytics Intern


The Data Analytics Intern is part of the Sporting Operations department for Minnesota United Football Club (MNUFC), a sports business located in the Twins Cities area of Minnesota and a member of Major League Soccer (MLS), the top tier soccer league in North America.

Job Description:

The Data Analytics Intern will be focused on gaining a hands-on experience in establishing reporting and analytics with the Sporting Department. This position is highly analytical and technology-based, but requires business development sense and an entrepreneurial spirit. This position will allow you to merge a passion for analytics and soccer, and promote your career growth in professional sports.

This is a paid, part-time, seasonal position based in Blaine, MN.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Gain experience working with diverse, large, and complex data sets to solve dynamic and challenging problems

  • Practice statistical analysis and predictive modeling

  • Learn how to develop impactful reports, presentations, and ongoing deliverables

  • Collaborate on new research opportunities across various functions

  • Help manage and input data for scouting department from leagues across the world

  • Compare trends between domestic leagues and leagues worldwide

  • Learn how to create and deliver analysis using provided tools and data sets

  • Develop an analytics focused passion project to collect, clean, analyze data and present findings


  • Pursuing a degree or recent graduate with a degree or diploma in mathematics, data science, computer science, statistics, economics or related field

  • Technological aptitude; the ability to troubleshoot complex systems and solve reporting problems

  • Some experience with technical tools for analysis preferred

  • Some experience with database systems and database visualization preferred

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office

  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed

Company Profile:

MNUFC is a professional soccer club playing in Major League Soccer (MLS), the top tier of soccer in North America, and which operates under the oversight of the U.S. Soccer Federation, a member of FIFA. The Club is headquartered in Golden Valley, MN. Soccer operations are located at the MNUFC Training Center in Blaine, MN, and the team plays its home matches at Allianz Field in St. Paul, MN.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.