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Internships: Communications/Community Relations
Communications Intern - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communications Department Overview

The Communications Department’s main responsibilities are to create and manage content for all aspects of our business, be the point of contact for all media relationships and service other departments as well as partners by generating publicity and effectively communicating with their respective audiences.  The Communications Department is a team-oriented environment that consistently works under deadlines.

 

Brief Narrative Overview

This position supports the Communications Department in executing the organization’s initiatives and administering day-to-day responsibilities. The Communications intern will be required to effectively communicate and handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously. The position requires the ability to write, edit, organize content, meet deadlines, proactively contribute across multiple areas of the business and be flexible on a day-to-day basis. A high level of professionalism, commitment to hard work, knowledge of soccer, strong creativity and writing skills are all imperative in this job.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Researching, writing and editing press releases, features, match reports, match notes and publications provided to media, fans and partners
  • Updating our website and social media channels on a daily basis, posting written, audio and video content
  • Contributing to media operations at U.S. Soccer events (Men’s and Women’s National Team matches, Development Academy showcases, etc.), including assisting with credentialing, record-keeping, answering media requests and other necessary support
  • Participating in all Communications Department meetings and events, assisting with implementing the objectives of the department.

Education, Work Experience, Special Skills/Knowledge Required

Candidate should be working towards a bachelor’s degree.  Strong writing and editing skills are a requirement. A proficient knowledge of Spanish-language skills is a plus. Candidate should be either a communications or journalism major. Travel may be required.

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Internships: Legal
Legal Intern - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Soccer Overview
U.S. Soccer, a non-profit organization, is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of soccer in the United States. Its mission is to make soccer, in all its forms, a preeminent sport in the United States and to continue the development of soccer at all levels.

Position Overview
The Legal Intern will assist our two-person legal department with legal research projects and other legal matters.

Primary Duties
• Legal research: various research projects (for example, researching licensing issues, antitrust, reviewing Federation contracts and the like).
• Governance: assist with issues related to internal bylaws and policies.
• Office organization: basic administrative assistance, including legal filling (requires a need to review and understand documents).
• Assistance with other legal issues and projects as assigned.

Requirements/Characteristics:
• Excellent written and oral communication skills required
• Must have at least one year completed in law school
• Excellent legal research skills required
• Knowledge of Word and Excel helpful

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Internships: Any Internship
Video Production Intern - United States Soccer Federation (Chicago, IL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Production Department Overview

U.S. Soccer’s in-house Video Production team is part of the organization’s Content Department and is responsible for producing video content across a variety of platforms. The in-house production process at U.S. Soccer encompasses shooting, editing, graphics creation and post-production. The video department also manages all media assets and video archives for the organization. The Video Production team works within the Content department on a daily basis but services all other departments at the organization and works to create dynamic digital content for a range of needs throughout the company.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Support all aspects of the production process in the Video Department at U.S. Soccer, including pre-production, logistics, shooting and post-production
  • Assist other member of the departments in ongoing projects for U.S. Soccer’s digital platforms, in-stadium use and internal use.
  • Assemble video content using U.S. Soccer’s vast media reservoir, implement detailed changes and feedback, and finalize an exceptional product for a wide uses at U.S. Soccer, including its website and YouTube page, social media and National Team events.
  • Create and develop graphics for video and live events
  • Manage elements of U.S. Soccer’s media library – in conjunction with other members of the Video Production team – ingesting, organizing and distributing footage as required
  • Contribute to all other facets of Video Production at U.S. Soccer, including the numerous tasks required for studio management and equipment maintenance

 

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

·         Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and experience in a production studio environment

·         Experience working in groups and production teams but also an ability to work alone and on a deadline

·         Advanced knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud

·         Thorough understanding of visual and narrative grammar

·         Pushes U.S. Soccer’s stylistic sensibility while staying within the boundaries of its well-established methods

·         Familiarity with standard practices of digital compression, including knowledge of video resolutions, codecs and frame rates

·         Approaches project, data and studio management with the same attention to detail as any of the elements mentioned above.

·         Ability to keep a project on a deadline, short or long term

·         Experience in the field, including with cameras (Panasonic HPX-250, Canon DSLRs, Sony FS700 ) and with sound and lighting techniques

·         Quick learner who can function well in the fast-paced environment mandated by professional sports

·         Some travel may be required

 

Compensation is $66 per day with hours not to exceed 40 hours per week.

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