2021 Fall Internships

Nashville SC is looking for highly motivated college students interested in being a part of the Major League Soccer team in Nashville. The ideal students will demonstrate initiative, the ability to multi-task, a willingness to learn and a positive attitude.

How to Apply: Please submit an intern application (found below) and resume to interns@nashvillesc.com

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will not be accepted after August 1.

Please note that most internships are in-person; however, there a few internships listed that are not in-person. Those have been noted as "remote only."

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in daily planning and execution of community engagement initiatives throughout the Nashville area. Such events include, but are not limited to school-based programs, after-school community-based initiatives, service-learning projects, youth-soccer events, and community fundraisers.
  • Provide support for matchday initiatives involving community partners and special guests.
  • Assist in communication with nonprofit partners and key stakeholders to ensure all departmental and club goals are being met while identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Assist with lead generation and data capture efforts at community engagement events.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by Sr. Director of Community Engagement.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in nonprofit, schools, and community-based setttings
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong verbal, written communication skills and telephone etiquette with strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple priorities with tight deadlines.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and eligible for college credit.

COMMUNITY MARKETING & EVENTS

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in managing the street team and pub partner programs.
  • Maintain the event calendar and KPIs on an on-going basis.
  • Research upcoming local events, festivals and other things to do in Nashville.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills and telephone etiquette.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and eligible for college credit.
  • Available 20-25 hours per week, including nights, weekends and game days.

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support Corporate Partnerships sales efforts
  • Assist in servicing corporate clients
  • Assist in creation of proposals, presentations, and sales/marketing collateral
  • Assist in matchday partnership execution
  • Assist in identifying and setting meetings with potential clients
  • Use research and measurement tools to support the corporate partnership department
  • Assist in sustaining positive relationships with all customers and important industry leaders
  • Be an ambassador of the Club within the corporate community.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge and interest in sports.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills and telephone etiquette.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and eligible for college credit.
  • Available 20-25 hours per week, including nights, weekends and game days.

DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write and report on the club, players and coaches both on and off the field.
  • Interview coaches and players and assist with transcribing quotes for the club’s digital use.
  • Assist with generating and posting content on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok.
  • Assist with building, updating and editing the club’s website.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge and interest in sports.
  • Proficient in proper sports writing etiquette and AP style.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills and telephone etiquette.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and eligible for college credit.
  • Available 20-25 hours per week, including nights, weekends and game days.

EVENT OPERATIONS

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the operations department on game day and non-game day operations.
  • Ensure proper back of house and field level set-up is in accordance with Major League Soccer standards which includes, but limited to:
  • Install and removal of event deck flooring and match equipment (goals, team benches, corner flags, VAR, etc.).
  • Set-up and tear down of service level operational space: team & referee locker rooms, match operations room, youth programs space, video operations room, etc.
  • Work with ball managers, stats runners and communicate with the press box.
  • Provide referees with any assistance as needed before, during, or after the game.
  • Ensure compliance with the game timing sheet and game day information.
  • Give notice to the home team and visiting team to ensure they take their positions on time for pre-game ceremonies/introductions and for the second half.
  • Assist with match credential distribution.
  • Support grounds staff with pre-game, halftime and post-game field conditions management.
  • Help with the movement and storage of the department’s equipment.
  • Aid in servicing the needs of the visiting teams on game day.
  • Other duties as assigned.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge and interest in sports.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills and telephone etiquette.
  • Strong worth ethic with a positive, team-oriented approach.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and eligible for college credit.
  • Available 20-25 hours per week, including nights, weekends and game day and often under extreme weather conditions. A typical game day can begin as early as 12 pm and end at 12 am or later. 
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds.

FAN ENGAGEMENT

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in planning and execution of supporter relations and fan engagement initiatives throughout the Nashville area. Such events include, but are not limited to season kickoff, pre-match parties, club-hosted concerts, and supporter relations functions.
  • Assist with lead generation and data capture efforts at all fan engagement events.
  • Assist in matchday fan engagement platforms and supporter relations.
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to ensure all departmental and club goals are being met while identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Assist with matchday and area Mascot needs 
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by a Coordinator of Fan Engagement.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge and interest in sports.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills and telephone etiquette.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and eligible for college credit.
  • Available 20-25 hours per week, including nights, weekends and game days.

FINANCE

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the department with day-to-day operations to include bill posting, research, document management, and more.
  • Assist with completion of period close activities and preparation of financial reporting and analysis.
  • Assist with other special projects as assigned.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge and interest in sports.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills and telephone etiquette.
  • Accounting or Finance major preferred but not required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and eligible for college credit.
  • Available 20-25 hours per week, including nights, weekends and game days.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and design flyers, posters, banners, and other collateral to support the Ticketing, Sponsorship, Operations, and Marketing and Communications departments.
  • Assist the Marketing team with the creation of digital graphics for use on social media outlets, broadcasts, website, and more.
  • Assist the Creative team in content capture including interviews, video shoots, photography sessions, and event documentation.
  • Help create, manage, and execute Club content calendar.
  • Participate in weekly meetings and brainstorming sessions for creative and engaging content for fulfillment of Club’s goals.
  • Provide input for, and assistance with, overall look and feel of brand including interactive and environmental design.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Working knowledge and abilities in Adobe Creative Cloud – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects.
  • Photography and/or videography experience a plus.
  • Copywriting abilities not required, but preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail and telephone etiquette.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and eligible for college credit.
  • Available 20-25 hours per week, including nights, weekends and game days.
  • Accessible portfolio of work submitted with application.

PUBLIC RELATIONS/COMMUNICATIONS

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leverage existing media relationships and cultivate new contacts within industry and local market media.
  • Identify compelling and creative storylines to pitch to media and bring them to live.
  • Assist in coordination of events such as press conferences, media day, etc.
  • Support the development of departmental publications (e.g., press releases, media advisories, game notes, media guide, etc.).
  • Monitor and report on team coverage in new and traditional local and national media.
  • Compile, archive and distribute local and national media clips.
  • Maintain and update all media archives, including quotes repository and press materials.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of social media monitoring.
  • Knowledge and interest in soccer and sports.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and eligible for college credit.
  • Available 20-25 hours per week, including nights, weekends and game days.

SCOUTING - THIS INTERNSHIP IS REMOTE ONLY

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct initial due diligence for the Scouting Department on players, clubs, and leagues to better contextualize the dynamics of the global soccer market
  • Identify and evaluate potential players to add to our first team using video scouting and academy players by attending identification clinics.
  • Fully understand the Nashville Soccer Club system of play, and the roles & responsibilities of each position.
  • Fully understand the rules and regulations of Major League Soccer, and the US youth soccer landscape.
  • Understand the needs of the team and club to be prepared for all current and future scenarios.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge and interest in soccer
  • Effective communicator
  • Strong and comfortable using Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint
  • Interest in big data, statistics, economics, finance, mathematical modeling, and/or sociology

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program eligible for college credit.
  • Area of Study: Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Engineering, Sports Management, Sports Analytics, Law or any related field.
  • Available 20-25 hours per week.

TECHNICAL ANAYLTICS - THIS INTERNSHIP IS REMOTE ONLY

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist technical staff with data-driven projects
  • Prepare and clean datasets.
  • Design and apply analytical methods to extract insight from existing datasets.
  • Research industry-leading practices to provide analyses and insights

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Coding and visualization skillsets preferred (R, Python, Shiny, Ggplot2, Matplotlib etc.)
  • Interest in working with and/or creating APIs
  • Interest in package management (R, GIT)
  • Interest in data engineering, data science, and/or statistical modeling preferred

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and eligible for college credit.
  • Area of Study: Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Sports Analytics or related field
  • Available 20-25 hours per week, including nights, weekends and game days.

TICKETING

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with sale of season tickets, premium seats, and group tickets.
  • Participate in grassroots events and other community initiatives of the ticketing department.
  • Assist ticket sales staff to achieve overall ticket sales goals of the Club.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Club.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge and interest in sports.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills and telephone etiquette.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and eligible for college credit.
  • Available 20-25 hours per week, including nights, weekends and game days.

TICKET OPERATIONS

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the establishment of season tickets, group and single game accounts
  • Learn and use Archtics ticketing systems for reports, account updates, and order processing
  • Assist with the building of price codes, plans, promo codes, and other Archtics programming needs. • Assist ticket sales staff to achieve overall ticket sales goals of the Club.
  • Provide game-day support in the area of ticket resolution, customer service and will call.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Club. 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge and interest in sports.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. • Exceptional attention to detail and strong analytical skills. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and eligible for college credit. • Work all match days as required by the Club.
  • Available 20-25 hours per week.
  • Ticketmaster experience a plus but not required.

TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with the maintenance/preparation of all athletic facilities for practices, competitions, and special events.
  • Assist in the execution of the turf management maintenance schedule.
  • Assist with irrigation repairs, painting, fertilizer/seed applications, and field renovations.
  • Assist with equipment including, mowers, trimmers, edgers, blowers, hand and power tools, utility vehicles, tractors, spreaders, aerifyers, and others pertaining to turfgrass maintenance.
  • Learn to execute sound cultural practices to ensure turfgrass health and athlete safety.
  • Learn to identify and address turf issues and scheduling conflicts.
  • Learn to operate irrigations system and schedule irrigation cycles by monitoring weather conditions and fertility plan.
  • Learn to conduct irrigation walkthroughs to ensure the accurate operation of the irrigation system and execute winterization of the system.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possess strong “start to finish” mentality with solid organizational skills which pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to be on your feet for sustained hours at a time.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
  • Highly motivated with excellent communication skills

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in at two- or four-year turf program or related field and eligible for college credit.
  • Be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Available 20-25 hours per week, including nights, weekends and game days.

VIDEOGRAPHY

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Shoot action videos of training sessions.
  • Shoot videos during game days and other events as needed.
  • Assist in editing videos, from interview segments, highlight reels, commercials, social media, sponsorship content and in-game features.
  • Assist with archiving of videos.
  • Assist with the creation of motion graphics for game day in-stadium, LED board content and social media.
  • Assist in the ideation of the brand's storytelling through motion graphics.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Working knowledge and abilities in Adobe Creative Cloud – Premiere Pro, AfterEffects, Photoshop.
  • Photography and Videography experience a plus.
  • Ability to come up with creative solutions.
  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail and telephone etiquette.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and eligible for college credit.
  • Available 20-25 hours per week.

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