2019 Virginia Beach City FC Internship Positions


Virginia Beach City FC is offering multiple internship positions for the 2019 season.

  • Broadcast
  • Communications
  • Social Media 
  • Equipment Operations
  • Gameday Operations 
  • Sales & Sponsorships

The Virginia Beach City FC Internships are designed to give the opportunity to start/develop valuable skills and gain firsthand experience in the professional sports industry. During the Internship program(s), participants will be supervised by the Virginia Beach City FC front office or coaching staff. Applicants working toward an undergraduate degree with an emphasis in sports management, sales or other related field are preferred but not required.

These positions will require weekly office and/or off-site event hours, attendance at ALL home matches and in some cases, away matches and team training sessions (as needed, depending on the role). All positions are UNPAID unless otherwise noted.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES:

Broadcast Internship

  • Operates the live broadcast camera during gamedays
  • Assists the team reporter on gamedays with necessary tasks
  • Work with the team reporter to report on the game from the team’s perspective
  • Collaborate with other Virginia Beach City FC promotional staff to create and share ideas for content on the team’s YouTube.
  • Communicate with local and regional media to promote Virginia Beach City FC and promote coverage of the team

Communications Internship - FILLED

  • Work with the Communications Coordinator & Marketing/Public Relations Director to report on the game from the team’s perspective
  • Brainstorm feature content to promote certain players and personalities on the team
  • Collaborate with other Virginia Beach City FC promotional staff to create and share ideas for content on the team’s website and the team’s social media platforms
  • Communicate with local and regional media to promote Virginia Beach City FC and promote coverage of the team
  • Maintain a professional image and social media footprint while working for Virginia Beach City FC

Social Media Internship

  • Collaborate with other Virginia Beach City FC promotional staff to create and share ideas for content on the team’s website and the team’s social media platforms
  • Create and supply content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
  • Edit social media content using Photoshop and video using Premiere
  • Basic photography and videography skills are mandatory

Equipment Operations Internship

  • Assist the head and assistant coach with pre-training and pre-game set up of training room and fields.
  • Assist with the post-training and post-game cleanup.
  • Ensure that the athletes are hydrated during training sessions.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and organized locker room.
  • Assist coaching staff with small tasks needed on daily basis, such as handling team uniforms, setting up the locker room(s), etc.
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills required to work effectively with players, coaches, and other staff members.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and working relationships with players and personnel at all times.

Gameday Operations Internship

  • Assist with coordination among other departments to ensure that all day of game set-up, giveaways, signage, etc. are met effectively.
  • Facilitate any visiting team’s needs; oversee all specific requests, working with various departments to facilitate those requests.
  • Facilitate requests made by front office staff, vendors, League officials and others as needed.
  • Developing timelines, itineraries, and checklists prior to events.
  • Coordinate pre-game events on the field in accordance with NPSL rules and regulations.
  • Resolve customer service issues or work with supervisors if unable to do so alone.
  • Observe complex fields to ensure safety procedures, security procedures and equipment usage procedures are followed.
  • Update & maintain schedules for staff, complex and field usage
  • Develop and maintain all proper documentation & files for events

Sales & Sponsorships Internship

  • Identify potential Sponsorship opportunities through multiple prospecting resources
  • Initiate new business from internal leads
  • Create and present business proposals to potential Corporate Partners
  • Maintain accurate reporting of Sales activity
  • Gameday operations (ticket sales, event set up and breakdown, Vendors, etc)
  • Assist with ticket sales activities and promotional events
  • Please note: This position includes a commission for each Sponsorship sold.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants working toward an undergraduate degree with an emphasis in marketing, public relations or other communications related field are preferred but not required.
  • Must be able to work independently, have strong problem-solving skills and be detail oriented
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Soccer experience and knowledge about the sport is a plus
  • [Social Media Intern ONLY] Must have at least have an iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy/Note S8 or comparable model.
  • [Social Media Intern ONLY] Must have access to a laptop
  • [Social Media Intern ONLY] Proficient with Photoshop, Premiere Pro is a plus.
  • [Social Media Intern ONLY] Strong understanding of digital and social media platforms.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push and/or pull objects and materials (some up to 50 pounds)

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Please send a RESUME to ddio@vbcityfc.com 
  • Use the subject line "INTERNSHIP APPLICATION"
  • Be sure to mention the position(s) you’re applying for (you can apply for more than one)

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

  • Virginia Beach City FC is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetics, veteran status or political affiliation.