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Performance Nutrition Internship (2018)

Orlando City Soccer Club
Orlando, FL
Internship: Internship
Department: Soccer Operations
Reports to: Team Performance Nutritionist/Dietitian
Background: After winning three USL-Pro regular season championships and two postseason titles over a four-year span, Orlando City SC quickly set the standard for professional soccer clubs both on and off the field and was awarded the 21st Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise on Nov. 19, 2013. The Lions played their first two seasons in MLS at the Orlando Citrus Bowl, where they held the second-highest average attendance in MLS. In 2016, the Club launched Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and Orlando City B in the United Soccer League (USL).
In March 2017, Orlando City SC unveiled its brand new, privately financed downtown stadium. With a capacity of 25,500 fans, Orlando City Stadium creates the most exciting game-day experience for fans in the country.
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Position Summary: The Performance Nutrition Intern will work closely with the Team Performance Nutritionist and Kitchen Coordinator in performing a variety of tasks supporting the MLS, NWSL, USL and Pro Academy teams, as assigned. This person will provide dedicated support on the day-to-day nutrition duties and work as an integral part of the nutrition program; fueling and hydrating our players on training days and game days. 
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Assist in managing, purchasing, and stocking food/supplies and supplements for the meal room/kitchen, locker room, and game day.
  • Assist with breakfast and lunch meals (prep, serve, clean up) per team meals.
  • Monitor meals for quality control and menu adherence.
  • Maintain equipment, including warming units, blenders, refrigerators and microwaves.
  • Assist with individual daily nutrition plans; Pre, during and post-workout nutrition prescriptions determined by Team Performance Nutritionist.
  • Assist with hydration and body composition testing, as needed per Team Performance Nutritionist or Performance Staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Team Performance Nutritionist and Kitchen Coordinator.
  • Applicants should be working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree with an emphasis in a health related field: Nutrition, Exercise Science, Human Performance, Wellness, Culinary Arts, etc. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish/Portuguese a plus.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Maintain highest level of professionalism and confidentiality within a pro-team environment is required.
  • Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and have a strong sense of accountability.
  • Possess a positive, outgoing, engaging and professional personality.
  • Strong understanding and passion for the sport of soccer is preferred.
  • Ability to work nontraditional hours in nontraditional settings, including holidays, nights and weekends.
Other Details:
  • Commences January 2018. Volunteer position/unpaid/college credit.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Are you eligible to receive academic credit as a result of this internship?

  3. What semester(s) are you available to intern? (please specify Summer, Fall or Spring)

  4. What days and times are you available to intern? (note: Breakfast shift starts 6:30/7:00 am, Game day shift 5-10 pm)