USL Work Experience Program - Spring 2019
League Two (PDL) Operations UWEP
Internship - For College Credit Hours Only
Tampa, FL (USL Headquarters)
Overview of the United Soccer League (USL)
United Soccer League is one of the largest operators of soccer properties in the United States. USL currently owns and operates a Division II professional league (USL - Championship), a Division III professional league (League One - Launching in 2019), a pre-professional U23 league (League Two), and an elite level youth soccer league (Super Y League). Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the USL provides unparalleled club support with a growing team of more than 50 professionals across 17 departments, ranging from operations to digital, communications, and club services.
Under the direction and guidance of USL Executives and Leaders (mentors), the USL Work Experience Program (UWEP) provides students with the unique opportunity to gain practical sport management experience in a professional sports league setting. By working on various strategic projects and initiatives, UWEP participants will gain hands on experience with league staff as well as its member teams.
Participants are tasked with and responsible for working within a specialized department but will interact with all league departments across the organization including: finance, business development, digital, marketing, team services, analytics, and more, with the ultimate goal of providing well-rounded practical work experience in sports to students.
Under the direction of the League Two (Premiere Development League - PDL) team, the League Two (PDL) Operations UWEP supports the League Two department by assisting with multiple functional areas of League Two operations. The Participant will assume an integral role in the administration and analysis of league minimum standards, rules, and regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
- Assist in reviewing and analyzing league management and competition issues (i.e., player discipline)
- Assist with ensuring all teams comply with relevant league minimum standards
- Organize match reports and related documentation for all league games
- Assist with compiling team information for the upcoming season
- Design and build out the USL League Two workflow platform for the upcoming season
Participants must be working towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree in related field and/or training and must certify that they are able to receive college credit from an accredited college or university for their participation.
Solid computer skills and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint are a must.
Excellent verbal communication skills are required.
Positive attitude and strong work ethic a must. Must have a “team-first” mentality with an eagerness to learn.
Should be extremely organized and detail oriented, with a focus on quality and consistency.
Ability to work under fluid deadlines and complete tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
Knowledge of sports/soccer operations is required.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.