Title: Team Operations Intern
Department: Soccer Operations
Reports to: Team Administrator
Notes: Intern must be able to receive academic credit for this internship
Internship Program Summary: Orlando City Soccer Club interns will have the opportunity to learn about the history, culture, and vision of Orlando City SC, understanding the importance of how a professional sports organization works (which could include public relations, gameday operations, business, or the internal working of the Club), to further supplement academic knowledge with practical experience.
Position Summary: Orlando City seeks highly motivated individuals capable of assisting in the operation of the Club’s overall team administration, operations, player fulfillment, and equipment. Selected interns will work under the close supervision of the Team Administrators assisting on a variety of critical activities in support of Orlando City, Orlando City B and Development Academy. Soccer Operations Interns will have the opportunity to supplement classroom instruction and gain practical and valuable learning experiences in a variety of roles, broadening their knowledge of all the facets of team operations.
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About Orlando City:
With three major professional teams, Orlando City Soccer Club (OCSC) has established itself as one of the preeminent Clubs in professional soccer.
One of the leading teams in Major League Soccer (MLS), and the only MLS team in Florida, the Lions have developed a rich history and passionate following since starting in the USL in 2011. In their inaugural MLS season, Orlando City set a league record for an expansion team, drawing an average of 32,847 fans per home game – including 62,500 in the home opener – and became the fastest team in MLS history to host a half million fans. Orlando City has not only captured the passion of soccer fans in the City Beautiful, it continues to build its global brand as its matches are broadcast in 120 countries and in 30 languages.
The Orlando Pride, OCSC’s National Women’s Soccer League franchise, will begin league play in 2016 – bringing professional women’s soccer to Orlando for the first time. The team is led by renowned Head Coach Tom Sermanni, former manager for the Australian and U.S. women’s national teams.
Orlando City B (OCB) participates in the USL beginning in the 2016 season. The team plays its home matches at Titan Soccer Complex on the campus of Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Fla. OCB continues the Club’s rich history in the rapidly growing league. From 2011 to 2014, Orlando City set the U.S. record for best start of any professional soccer club in its first 100 USL matches (66-12-22), winning three regular season titles and two postseason championships.
OCSC also has a youth club, Orlando City Youth Soccer (OCYS) and a U-23 team that participates in the PDL. Lastly, the Orlando City Foundation is active in the community year round, promoting health and wellness in children throughout the region, and raising funds for and volunteering time for various local organizations.
Please visit www.OrlandoCitySC.com for more information.
This internship is intended to be an in-person learning opportunity however, due to COVID 19 safety policies and procedures Exploria Stadium office access may be restricted only to Full Time employees at which time the internship will transition to a remote opportunity.
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.