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Job listing closed on 2 Apr 2024
19 Feb 2024

2024 - Emerging Talent Program - Performance Nutrition

🇺🇸 Tampa, FL, USA
0+ years exp.

Job Title: Emerging Talent Performance Nutrition Intern Department: Performance Nutrition

Reports To: Director of Performance Nutrition Status: Non-Exempt (overtime eligible)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers vision is to be the premier NFL Franchise both on and off the field that sets the standard in global sports entertainment and embodies the spirit of Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers aim to employ individuals whose professionalism and dedication who align with our vision.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are offering full-time, paid internships to highly motivated and committed graduates wishing to build upon their college education with practical professional experience in the fast-paced, results-driven world of the National Football League.

Participants are given the unique opportunity to contribute to the organization's success while receiving an unparalleled, behind-the-scenes learning experience. The program is comprised of a comprehensive and flexible strategy that allows recent graduates to build upon their educational foundation in order to define, evaluate and achieve a variety of career-related objectives.

Interns are placed within a specific department and encouraged to explore all aspects of the business of professional football through various outreach programs, networking events, and via our Internship Learning Series. Interns will learn from and establish relationships with team executives that will benefit their lives both personally and professionally.

This is a highly competitive internship program with the most elite level of professional sports, the National Football League. Please be sure to represent yourself in the best possible manner by submitting a cover letter, resume and providing answers to all application questions within your application.

The Buccaneers 2024 Emerging Talent Program will begin July 15, 2024 and run through June 27, 2025. Interns are paid hourly and work roughly 40 hours per week during their internship period. Interns are expected to commit to the full term of the internship.

Core Functions

The Performance Nutrition Intern is responsible for assisting nutrition programming and daily departmental operations.

  • Assist the Department of Performance Nutrition in planning and execution of clinical, food service, and performance-based nutrition services
  • Assist nutritional related player reporting and testing (communications, hydration testing, body composition tracking, fueling monitoring, etc.)
  • Manage fueling stations while maintaining clean, hygienic, and organized nutrition areas
  • Oversee ordering, receiving, inventory and organization of food and sport nutrition products
  • Prepare and administer daily pre-and post-practice/game fueling, recovery and hydration plans
  • Assist in development and delivery of player education on a variety of platforms and topics
  • Be a collaborative member of the performance team including culinary team, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, coaches, and players
  • Review performance nutrition related research and products, and disseminate findings in easy-to-understand educational formats
  • Assist in nutrition operations planning and execution of game day and travel nutrition needs
  • Contribute to performance menu planning, execution and distribution of team meals and snacks
  • Perform menu item and fueling station nutritional analysis in accordance with Department of Performance Nutrition educational pillars
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Must have strong organization, teamwork, and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter
  • Uphold HIPPA and professional codes of conduct
  • A professional demeanor, positive attitude, and learning mindset are mandatory.

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition through an accredited program
  • Currently working towards registered dietitian credential or be credentialed
  • Experience in collegiate or professional sports nutrition department, football preferred
  • Experience working food service in culinary, hospitality, or team related setting
  • ServSafe certified preferred.

Work Environment

The Company is a professional, fast paced, creative business environment. Other environment conditions:

  • Extended evening, weekend, and holiday work hours required
  • Fast paced and demanding work environment in executing work on short deadlines
  • Sitting, standing, working with hands for extended periods of time
  • Lifting more than 40 pounds required

This job description is intended to set forth the core functions required for this position and describe the general nature of the work performed by employees in this position. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job. Employees may be assigned additional responsibilities, as necessary. The Company reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of the Company’s business, competitive considerations, or the work environment changes. This document describes the position currently available and is not an employment contract

The position covered by this Job Description is expressly declared to be “at will: meaning the Company has the right to terminate the incumbent’s employment at any time, with or without cause. Any written or oral promises or representations to the contrary are expressly disavowed and should not be relied upon any employee. Any change to this “at will” employment status must be in writing and signed the by the Chief Operating Officer of the Company.

It is the policy of the Buccaneers to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status, including sexual orientation and gender identity.