2021 Fall Internship applications are now closed

The fall internship application period is now closed.

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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