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Job listing closed on 8 May 2024
16 Apr 2024

Performance Science Intern

🇺🇸 Blaine, MN, USA
Part Time
0+ years exp.
US$10 – US$15 per hour


The Performance Science Intern is part of the Sporting Operations Department for Minnesota United FC (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 Performance Science Intern will have the opportunity to gain a hands-on learning experience by supporting the Performance Science department. Duties and tasks will focus on improving player performance and injury prevention through strength and conditioning, daily data compilation, nutrition and supplementation for the First Team and Development Program. This position will allow you to merge a passion for sport science and soccer, while promoting your career growth in a professional setting.

This is a paid, part-time, seasonal position based in Blaine, MN reporting to the Performance Scientist.

Essential Duties:

  • Data Collection and Analysis
    • Prepare GPS system other player bio-collection mechanisms
    • Learn how to use data to pull useful reports for Technical Staff
    • Collect performance testing data to help monitor players
  • Strength and Conditioning
    • Preparing weight room for workouts
    • Understand importance of organization and cleanliness of space
    • Collaborate with Sports Medicine on player status, wellness, and rehabilitation
  • Training
    • Assist:
      • With pre-training activations and movement preparation
      • With warmups and on-field training sessions
      • Operations staff in set-up and preparation of training session
  • Other duties as assigned by Sporting Operations

Education & Experience:

  • Pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or recent graduate in relevant field preferred
  • Experience with strength and conditioning, performance, and/or analysis preferred
  • Experience with technical tools for analysis preferred
  • Familiarity with the professional soccer landscape
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work with others
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) a plus
  • Ability to keep a strong and positive attitude that reflects the spirit of the Club
  • Vehicle/reliable transport

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, Minnesota, and the team plays its home matches at Allianz Field in St. Paul, MN.

MNUFC is a progressive employer that values group and personal excellence, individual commitment, shared responsibility, diversity and respect for all people. Its mission includes community engagement and betterment through the expression of the values of soccer, the premier sport of the world. The Club promotes an open work environment with collegial and supporting work dynamics that foster positive individual and group performance, and the opportunity for career advancement.

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.