USL Spokane

USL Spokane

USL Spokane Summer & Fall Internship

USL Spokane - Intern
Spokane · WA
Facility Operations/Event Staff: Game Day/Event Staff
USL Spokane (Spokane Zephyr FC & Spokane Velocity FC) is looking for multiple FOR CREDIT ONLY interns in the 2024 Season (unpaid). Candidates must be current college students and must be able to dedicate 10-20 hours per week to the internship, with flexible scheduling around your academic commitments.  At USL Spokane, we know the importance and impact an internship can have academically and in future career opportunities.  Within our organization, there are multiple fields and areas in which students can gain real work experience to grow their understanding of their field of study.  
Strong verbal skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment are essential skills for this position. The successful candidate should be dependable, have reliable transportation, be able to handle multiple tasks and work long hours (evenings, weekends & holidays included). Interns will experience sports through multiple departments of the USL Spokane organization. 
Within our internship program, we will work with you to structure your duties to meet your school requirements and interests.  Like all staff at USL Spokane, you will be asked to support cross-functionally and in many different fields across the club.  
All interns must complete a background check and sign a Confidentiality agreement for USL Spokane properties.  
Commitments Windows: Interns will commit to a 3-month window for gamedays. Interns may commit to multiple windows. Please check all that apply in the application questionnaire.   
  • Summer: May/June-August
  • Fall: August/September-November
  • Any Absence from a gameday must be pre-excused upon commitment to the internship. 

Game Operations & Office:
  • Interns must attend every Spokane Zephyr FC & Spokane Velocity FC home game within their commitment window + additional pre-game meeting office hours (unless pre-approved absence).
  • Interns should be motivated to represent the USL Spokane brand.
  • Interns will attend pre-game prep meetings & have limited office hours.
  • Interns will gain experience across multiple fields.
    • Operations 
    • Marketing/Communications 
    • Technical 
    • Ticketing 
    • Partnership & Fulfillment 
    • Merchandise & Sales 
  • Interns may have additional opportunities to assist in USL Spokane community events. 
  • Interns may fulfill duties including, but not limited to, gameday setup & teardown, club ambassador, field prep, game themes, general operations, hospitality representatives, stat tracking, fulfillment tracking, digital marketing, and more. 
*Specialty Positions:
USL Spokane is also seeking interns for specialty positions, including:
  • Photographers:
    • Shoot action during home matches for marketing/news purposes
  • Videographers:
    • Shoot action during home matches for marketing/news purposes
  • News & Content Writer:
    • Prepare pre-match materials such as game notes for media and broadcast partners, watch home (in stadium) and away matches (streaming) and submit post-match story
  • Facts/Stats coordinators:
    • Watch matches and keep relevant stats and facts
  • Fan Engagement and Promotions 
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Media Relations 
  • Stat Keeper 

Desired Qualifications:
  • Pursuit of Sport Management, Marketing, Communication, Journalism, photography, and/or business degree required.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills and telephone etiquette.
  • Ability to multi-task and handle a variety of projects.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.
To Bring to Interview:
1.    College-applicable credits paperwork or how this internship will fulfill academic criteria.
2.    One reference from a professor, advisor, or other academic reference. 

USL Spokane is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  USL Spokane provides a work environment for employees that is free from unlawful discrimination.  All employment-related decisions including hiring are made without consideration of an employee’s race, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, religion, age, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, marital status, genetic information, use of a trained service animal or dog guide, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C status, or any other basis protected by local state or federal law.  

For questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Job Questions:

  1. Do any of your relatives or persons of your same household work at USL Spokane?

  2. If any of your relatives or persons of your same household work at USL Spokane please list their names. Please skip if not applicable.

  3. Do you have reliable transportation to One Spokane Stadium?

  4. Are you currently enrolled in an academic curriculum?

  5. Are you at least 18 years of age? If no, additional documentation and training may be applicable.

  6. Please check all intern commitment windows which you are available and interested in, and which align with your school credit internship program.

  7. I acknowledge I'm required to providecollege-applicable credits or letter from school program indicating how this opportunity will fulfill academic criteria. This will be required in the interview stage.

  8. I acknowledge I'm required to provide one reference from a professor, advisor, or other academic reference. This will be required in the interview stage.

  9. Please indicated all departments of interest.

  10. Please indicate any speciality internship opportunities you are interested in (optional).

  11. Why do you want to join the USL Spokane team as an intern?

  12. How will this internship help or further your education and understanding of a potential career in your field?

  13. How will you use your outlook and soccer to impact our community positively?