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» Chicago Fire Foundation-Community Relations Intern - Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)
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» Chicago Fire Rec Soccer -Events & Operations Intern - Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Chicago, Il)
» Chicago Fire Rec Soccer- Digital Media Intern- Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Rec Soccer (Chicago, Il)
» Corporate Partnerships Intern - Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)
» Event Operations Intern - Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)
» Fan Experience Intern - Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)
» Graphic Designer Intern - Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview/Chicago, Il)
» Outside Sales Representative - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)
» Ticket Sales & Service Internship - Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)
» Youth Development Intern - Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, Il)
» Future Consideration Notification/Update - MLS Teams (Various Locations, Various Locations)




Internships: Any Internship
Chicago Fire Foundation-Community Relations Intern - Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)

Expectations:  Is it your dream to work in the sports industry? If so an internship with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club can be the first mile of your marathon!  As an Intern with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, you will aid the club in continuing to strive to be a premier club on and off of the pitch, you will play a large role in the achievement of this goal by executing projects and by being a part of the day to day activities of the Club.  We are seeking interns that will take steps on their own to grow and hone their craft.  As an Intern you will be expected to give maximum effort every day you come to work. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in coordination of game day 50-50 raffle program
  • Coordinate scheduling game-day volunteer corps with Coordinator
  • Assist with charity section of website, FB and other social media for Foundation
  • Assist with donation requests including data collection and fulfillment
  • Assist with development and executition of organization wide volunteer opportunities and programs
  • Assist in development and execution of Foundation and Community Relations programming with  partners (Ex: City Year, LTS tournament, Practice in the Community, etc)
  • Chicago Fire Foundation special events including annual luncheon, auctions, marathon, etc.
  • Assist with administrative tasks and grant writing
  • Assist in coordination of player appearances

  • Other duties as assigned by Manager

Qualifications:  

  • Must receive college credit
  • Previous community service experience or heart to serve others
  • Communications/marketing or related course of study
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledgeable of Chicagoland Area

Date to start: August/September 2016
 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you available for an internship this Fall (beginning in August/September 2016) Yes/No

2. Do you have the ability to work evenings and weekends? Yes/No

3. Do you have experience working independently? Yes/No

4. Do you have previous experience with non-profits? Yes/No

5. Do you have experience/expertise with Social Media? Yes/No

6. Do you have car/transportation to get to Toyota Park? Yes/No

7. Are you able to receive school credit for this internship? Yes/No?

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Chicago Fire Rec Soccer - Video Production Intern - Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Chicago, IL)

Chicago Fire Rec Soccer (CFRS) is looking for a creative, hard working, individual who is interested in joining the Fire family. Our department organizes and coordinates adult recreational soccer leagues for coed and men's teams. The intern will be expected to work some nights and weekends (about 25 hours/week).

CFRS is the largest adult rec soccer provider in Chicago. Our home is The PrivateBank Fire Pitch - the premier soccer facility in the city. As we grow, we're looking for driven young professionals to join our team. Let us know if that sounds like you!

Instructions for candidates:

  • Verify that you are eligible to receive school credit before you apply for an internship. You must be able to provide a verification letter from the career services or faculty of your learning institution.
  • Apply online - we will not accept paper applications. Due to the high volume of candidates, we will not accept calls.
  • When applying online, include your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (note: pdf format is best to avoid compatibility issues)

Responsibilities:

  • Shooting video - CFRS games, interviews with players, outings to Fire games, etc...
  • Editing video
  • Managing CFRS video feeds
  • Working with social media/blog intern on video projects
  • Brainstorming new ideas and content for CFRS graphics, videos, social media posts, etc...
  • Interns will have substantial interaction with customers, Fire employees, and Fire fans - so we expect a high level of professionalism and customer service
  • This position may be required to assist other departments with various projects. Interaction with other departments is highly encouraged as we aim to provide the most comprehensive learning experience for interns.

Qualifications:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Ability to read, listen and communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficiency using video editing software (Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, etc...) necessary.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or Dreamweaver a major plus.
  • Goal-oriented, ambitious, honest individuals sought with strong work ethic, dedication and strong desire to learn about the sports industry.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have experience shooting video? If so, please provide examples.

2. Do you have experience editing video? If so, please provide examples.

3. Are you in college and able to use credit for an internship?

4. We're looking for someone from the beginning of August through December. Does this work for you?

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Internships: Any Internship
Chicago Fire Rec Soccer -Events & Operations Intern - Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Chicago, Il)

Chicago Fire Rec Soccer (CFRS) is looking for a smart, service orientated, customer facing passionate individual who is interested in joining the Fire family. Our department organizes and coordinates adult recreational soccer leagues for coed and men's teams. The intern will be expected to work some nights and weekends (about 25 hours/week).

CFRS is the largest adult rec soccer provider in Chicago. Our home - The PrivateBank Fire Pitch - is the premier soccer facility in the city. As we grow, we're looking for driven young professionals to join our team. Let us know if that sounds like you!

Instructions for candidates:

  • Verify that you are eligible to receive school credit before you apply for an internship. You must be able to provide a verification letter from the career services or faculty of your learning institution.
  • Apply online - we will not accept paper applications. Due to the high volume of candidates, we will not accept calls.
  • When applying online, include your cover letter and resume (note: pdf format is best to avoid compatibility issues)

Responsibilites:

  • Running adult rec soccer leagues and pickup games; including customer service, recording scores, checking in players, taking payments, managing referees, and more
  • League management - creating schedules, emailing captains, recruiting new teams, and more
  • Actively selling, promoting and representing all CFRS products and services
  • Working with our team during office hours on:
    • Data entry and reports
    • Research projects
    • Social media
  • Events - assist with trips to Fire games and team parties
  • Interns will have substantial interaction with customers, Fire employees, and Fire fans - so we expect a high level of professionalism and customer service
  • This position may be required to assist other departments with various projects. Interaction with other departments is highly encouraged as we aim to provide the most comprehensive learning experience for interns.

Qualifications:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Ability to read, listen and communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Computer savvy with ability to work effectively in all Microsoft Office applications, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Goal-oriented, ambitious, honest individuals sought with strong work ethic, dedication and strong desire to learn about the sports industry.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Loving soccer is a must for this position. Tell us about your love for the sport?

2. Are you an open, engaging and approachable person?

3. What specifically interests you about this position?

4. Are you in college and able to use credit for an internship? Y/N

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Internships: Any Internship
Chicago Fire Rec Soccer- Digital Media Intern- Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Rec Soccer (Chicago, Il)

Chicago Fire Rec Soccer (CFRS) is looking for a creative, hard working, individual who is interested in joining the Fire family. Our department organizes and coordinates adult recreational soccer leagues for coed and men's teams. The intern will be expected to work some nights and weekends (about 25 hours/week).

CFRS is the largest adult rec soccer provider in Chicago. Our home - The PrivateBank Fire Pitch - is the premier soccer facility in the city. As we grow, we're looking for driven young professionals to join our team. Let us know if that sounds like you!

Instructions for candidates:

  • Verify that you are eligible to receive school credit before you apply for this position. You must be able to provide a verification letter from college/university to be eligible for this internship.
  • Apply online - we will not accept paper applications. Due to the high volume of candidates, we will not accept calls.
  • When applying online, include your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (note: pdf format is best to avoid compatibility issues)

Responsibilites/Duties may include:

  • Creating content for blog and Facebook
  • Writing CFRS-themed articles
  • Managing CFRS blog and social media feeds
  • Interviewing players
  • Shooting video/photos of players
  • Brainstorming new ideas and content for CFRS graphics, videos, social media posts, etc...
  • Interns will have substantial interaction with customers, Fire employees, and Fire fans - so we expect a high level of professionalism and customer service
  • This position may be required to assist other departments with various projects. Interaction with other departments is highly encouraged as we aim to provide the most comprehensive learning experience for interns.

Qualifications:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Ability to read, listen and communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Computer savvy with ability to work effectively in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Dream Weaver, and/or Final Cut Pro a major plus.
  • Goal-oriented, ambitious, honest individuals sought with strong work ethic, dedication and strong desire to learn about the sports industry.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have experience writing about sports? If so, please cite examples.

2. Do you have social media work experience? If so, please cite examples

3. Specifically, what about this job interest you?

4. Are you in college and able to use credit for an internship?

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Internships: Any Internship
Corporate Partnerships Intern - Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)

Expectations:  Is it your dream to work in the sports industry? If so an internship with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club can be the first mile of your marathon!  As an Intern with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, you will aid the club in continuing to strive to be a premier club on and off of the pitch, you will play a large role in the achievement of this goal by executing projects and by being a part of the day to day activities of the Club.  We are seeking interns that will take steps on their own to grow and hone their craft. As an Intern you will be expected to give maximum effort every day you come to work. 

Responsibilities:

           

  • Assist Partnership Marketing Account Executives with delivering superior Activation:  coordinate/execute all partnership elements/assets for each assigned partner.  This includes but is not limited to (1) game-day activation and events at Toyota Park, and (2) non-game day events and promotions, including but not limited to clinics, tournaments, player appearances, special promotions, and sweepstakes execution, and (3) partner-related hospitality activities.  May require local travel and nontraditional hours.
  • Assist with Corporate Partnership department projects, including, but not limited to: pre-season action plans, post-season recaps, department events, premium item coordination, tracking social media promotions, organizing matchday and event photos.
  • Research activation concepts for partners as needed. 
  • Support Fire operations necessary to execute partner activation plans.
  • Regularly support Corporate Sales team with communications and ideas/solutions for assigned partners and future partners.
  • Regularly provide Research/Market Awareness to keep up-to-date with current partner news
  • Coordinate any sponsor-related projects as assigned by Director of Partnership Marketing or Vice President of Corporate Partnerships.

Qualifications:

  • College Junior or above
  •  Must be eligible to receive course credit for Internship   
  • Students should be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university  in Marketing, Business Administration, Information technology, Communications, Sports management or any related field
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to learn in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including but not limited to evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Strong computer proficiency – MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)

 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you available for an internship this Fall (beginning in August/September 2016) Yes/No

2. Are you eligible to apply college credit to an Internship with the Fire? Y/N

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Internships: Any Internship
Event Operations Intern - Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)

The Chicago Fire is looking for students who are interested in gaining experience in operations and how a professional soccer club operates. Students who are available for the majority of the upcoming Semester from from May - August are preferred. The Fire accepts a limited number of internships to ensure that interns gain valuable work experience. All Chicago Fire Internships are unpaid.


Responsibilities: 

  • The primary responsibility is to provide event and game day assistance to gain experience in the Operations Department. This includes:
  • Credential preparation and management
  •  Pre-game preparation
  • Game day operation responsibilities which includes assistance in managing our pre-game festival area - Fire Fest
  • Grassroots marketing efforts
  • Coordination and interface with Fire players, coaches and mascots at community  appearances, autograph signings and events
  • Front office maintenance projects, maintenance of company vehicles, facility upkeep, equipment storage and inventory
  • Occasional First Team operational needs
  • Interns will be expected to work select weekend and weeknight events along with ALL games. Game day duties may include working on promotions, customer service, stadium set-up and teardown. 
  • Candidates should be very comfortable performing physical labor duties on a daily basis. Previous experience in Event Operations is ideal and a strong leadership background is a plus.
  • Must be available from from May - August are preferred; candidates available from from May - September are preferred are strongly preferred.      

Additional Duties: 

  • May be required to assist other departments with various projects
  • Inter-Department Training Program for Ticket Sales, Marketing, Communications and Corporate partnerships will be provided.

Qualifications:

  • Must be eligible to receive course credit for Internship   
  • Students should be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Graduate degree from an accredited university
  • Available for 3 – 4 weekdays per week
  • Students should be well organized and demonstrate an ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Students should possess strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively work in a collaborative work environment
  • Must be able to work 20-30 hours per week
  • Must be able to work nights weekends & holidays
  • Available for ALL home matches and select events throughout the internship session (primarily evenings and weekends)
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 Lbs
  • Interest and experience in competitive sports and stadium operations is preferred.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you available for 3 – 4 weekdays per week from from August - December are preferred?

2. Are you available for ALL home matches and select events throughout the internship session (primarily evenings and weekends)?

3. Do you possess interest and experience in competitive sports and stadium operations

4. Are you comfortable performing physical labor duties on a daily basis including storage of heavy duty equipment and repairs/maintenance of office/field equipment?

5. Do you have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license?

6. Are you able to earn college credit for this internship?

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Internships: Any Internship
Fan Experience Intern - Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)

Expectation: Chicago Fire is seeking a smart, service passionate individual who is interested in joining the Fire in the Fan Experience/Customer Service department as an intern. This department focuses on improving the overall gameday experience for our fans through building vendor relationships, tracking feedback and executing the Chicago Fire CHAMPS service and recognition program. This position will be expected to work some nights and weekends (about 25 hours a week), including 100% attendance for Chicago Fire home games. This internship begins in early August 2016 and runs through the end of the year.

Instructions for candidates:

  • Verify that you are eligible to receive school credit before you apply. You must be able to provide a verification letter from the career services or faculty of your learning institution.
  • Apply online - we will not accept paper applications. Due to the high volume of candidates, we will not accept calls.
  • When applying online, be sure to indicate the one department that you are interested in joining. Candidates who select all departments will not be considered for an internship.
  • When applying online, include your cover letter and resume (note: pdf format is best to avoid compatibility issues)

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with tracking fan feedback and trends
  • Input secret shopper scores and build reports
  • Create product knowledge questions for game day staff and quiz during the game
  • Compile information for the staff newsletter for each game
  • Check operating and cleaning conditions of stadium and suites pre-game and post-game
  • Build reports of online customer reviews
  •  Assist with Employee Recognition program
    •  Miscellaneous duties may also include:
      • Assistance with research projects
      • Assistance with various communications efforts
      • Assistance with Sales projects and prospecting
  • Interns will have substantial interaction with clients and fans, so we expect a high level of professionalism and customer service.
  • Interns will be expected to work all weekend and weeknight games.
  • Gameday duties may include distribution of premium items, surveys and/or programs.
  • Gameday duties may also include working in premium seating areas and high level customer service as well as stadium set-up and teardown
  • Interns can expect that some responsibilities will include clerical work, such as filing, data entry, copying and correspondence.
  • This position may be required to assist other departments with various projects. Interaction with other departments is highly encouraged as we aim to provide the most comprehensive learning experience for interns.

Qualifications:
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Ability to read, listen and communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Fluency in another language (Spanish preferred) is helpful.
  • Computer savvy with ability to work effectively in all Microsoft Office applications, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook. Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop preferred.
  • Goal-oriented, ambitious, honest individuals sought with strong work ethic, dedication and strong desire to learn about the sports industry
  • Must receive college/university credit.  A verification letter will be required from your learning institution.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you currently enrolled in a accredited college or university or Graduate School program? Y/N

2. Are you eligible to apply college credit to an Internship with the Fire? Y/N

3. Are available to work evenings & weekends? Y/N

4. We're looking for someone from the beginning of August through December. Does this work for you?

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Internships: Any Internship
Graphic Designer Intern - Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview/Chicago, Il)

Expectations: The Intern Designer position for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club is responsible for any and all creative undertakings by the club across a variety of media including web, print, promotional items and stadium installation/environment. The intern will service all departments with any creative or design needs, from initial concepts to final production, execution and/or distribution. The Intern Designer is responsible for maintaining the visual integrity of the club as perceived by the market, and for strengthening brand presence within that market. He or she must demonstrate the ability to supply creative solutions on a daily basis to a variety of requested projects while remaining organized and on task. Internships are unpaid (except for $100/month transportation stipend) and available only to persons who will receive college or graduate level credit for their work. The Fire accepts a limited number of internships to ensure that interns gain valuable work experience.

Responsibilites:

  • Organize and manage multiple projects in various stages of progress
  • Formulate design concepts, presentations, templates, layouts, merchandise, installations and other collateral from initial idea to final execution
  • Create advertising campaigns that are followed across a variety of collateral
  • Develop understanding of target audience and market for specifically aimed marketing pieces
  • Present or pitch ideas, briefs, and concepts to various parties, in and out of house
  • Prioritize and filter work load coming from all departments through a design request form system
  • Design advertisements, print materials, still digital imaging and web graphics
  • Meet all advertising and print deadlines
  • Contribute to the invention and implementation of marketing/communications initiatives

Requirements

  • Applicants MUST receive college credit for the internship
  • Practice a professional attitude when working with outside sources (ie. publications, print partners, creative agencies, vendors)
  • Develop good rapport with other members of the Marketing Department
  • Maintain an approachable persona as well as organized and respectful communication with all other departments
  • Work closely with the Graphic Designer to ensure a cohesive message and look across all design projects and materials
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Programs, HTML a plus
  • Strong understanding of soccer culture and market preferred
  • Must have reliable transportation

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you currently enrolled in a accredited college or university or Graduate School program? Yes/No

2. Are you eligible to apply college credit to an Internship with the Fire? Yes/No

3. Are you eligible to work full-time? Yes/No

4. Do you have reliable transportation? Yes/No

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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Outside Sales Representative - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)

Expectations: The Chicago Fire Soccer Club is seeking an Outside Sales Representative. The Chicago Fire is seeking energetic, outgoing, and soccer-passionate individuals to represent the club at home game and events throughout the Chicagoland community. These candidates will be an integral part of all grassroots sales efforts via brand building and driving ticket sales throughout the Chicagoland area. This part-time, paid position aims to provide those seeking future sports employment with excellent resume-building grassroots sales, marketing, and events experience with a professional team.

 Responsibilities:

  • Represent the Chicago Fire Soccer Club at soccer and non-soccer related events such as youth soccer tournaments, festivals, picnics and community events throughout the Chicagoland area year round
  • Raise brand awareness and sell tickets at grassroots events
  • Exemplify the core characteristics of a strong sales culture  e.g. strong interpersonal skills, prompt and professional follow-through, openness to new ideas and suggestions, as well as exhibiting constant “Fire” enthusiasm toward internal and external contacts
  • Create and foster a positive sales culture within the sales team, as well as the entire front office
  • Represent the Chicago Fire and its respective partners/sponsors with enthusiasm, energy, pride, passion and professionalism
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Outside Sales Coordinator

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Ability to respond to any situation quickly and professionally
  • Comfort with public interactions and sharing knowledge of the Chicago Fire
  • Ability to work well on a team
  • Willingness to learn in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work a minimum of 20-30 hours monthly which may include evenings, weekends and holidays as needed
  •  Strong computer proficiency 
  • Sales experience, although not required
  • Ability to lift at least 30 pounds at a time
  • Candidates must live in the Chicagoland area or able to relocate 
  • Regular access to a car, a clean driving record, proof of auto insurance and a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to communicate with internal and external staff in addition to clients in a respectable, professional and enthusiastic manner

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a flexible schedule with the ability to work a mix of weekdays, weekends, and holidays? Y/N

2. Are you bilingual? If yes, please list language(s). Y/N

3. What sales experiences do you have that uniquely qualifies you for this role?

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Internships: Any Internship
Ticket Sales & Service Internship - Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, IL)

Expectations:  Is it your dream to work in the sports industry? If so an internship with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club can be the first mile of your marathon!  As an Intern with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, you will aid the club in continuing to strive to be a premier club on and off of the pitch, you will play a large role in the achievement of this goal by executing projects and by being a part of the day to day activities of the Club.  We are seeking interns that will take steps on their own to grow and hone their craft. As an Intern you will be expected to give maximum effort every day you come to work. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Sales & Service Team with various tasks.
  • Work with the sales representatives on group sales initiatives and lead generation research.
  • Game day duties include: group data collection and operational duties.
  • Attend various soccer events and Chicago Fire events on the weekends.
  • Making outbound phone calls to Chicago Fire fans and prospects.
  • Data entry
  • Assisting other departments with various tasks
  • Assist with direct mailing campaign 

Additional Duties: Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established by Chicago Fire Soccer Club from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Due to the cyclical nature of the entertainment industry, the employee may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the company. Upon employment, the employee is required to fully comply with Chicago Fire rules and regulations for the safe and efficient operation of company facilities. Employees who violate these rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. 

Qualifications:

  • Intern MUST receive college credit for the internship
  • Students should be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university  in Marketing, Business Administration, Information technology, Communications, Sports management or any related field
  • Background in sales, marketing, business, customer service or communications is encouraged 
  • Students should be well organized and demonstrate an ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Students should possess strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively work in a collaborative work environment
  • Strong communication skills; both verbal and written
  • Detail oriented and enthusiastic about working within a sports-related environment
  • Creative and outgoing self-starter
  • Must be able to work 20-30 hours per week
  • Must be able to work nights weekends & holidays
  • Fluency in a second language is a plus
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 Lbs

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you currently enrolled in a accredited college or university or Graduate School program? Y/N

2. Are you eligible to apply college credit to an Internship with the Fire? Y/N

3. When are you available to begin your internship? July/ August 2016

4. Are available to work evenings & weekends? Y/N

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Internships: Player Operations
Youth Development Intern - Fall 2016 - Chicago Fire Soccer Club (Bridgeview, Il)

Expectations:  Is it your dream to work in the sports industry? If so an internship with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club can be the first mile of your marathon!  As an Intern with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, you will aid the club in continuing to strive to be a premier club on and off of the pitch, you will play a large role in the achievement of this goal by executing projects and by being a part of the day to day activities of the Club.  We are seeking interns that will take steps on their own to grow and hone their craft. As an Intern you will be expected to give maximum effort every day you come to work. 

Responisbilities: 

Emerging Talent Program ID Camp

  • Issue invites to club and collate player acceptances;
  • Handle all communication and questions from club personnel and families
  • Devise and execute a touch point plan with visiting players;
  • Point person with Lake Forest Academy;
  • Point person for coaching staff, camp staff, guest speakers, college coaches and visiting teams;
  • Run check-in and collect paperwork;
  • Update social media outlets;
  • Ensure all rooms are set-up for off-field workshops;
  • Confirm player rankings with coaching staff.

Valspar Invitational

  • Assist with set-up of online tournament registration and software;
  • Manage the registration process and handle all questions related to the event;
  • Liaise with graphic design to create tournament collateral;
  • Work with communications and marketing departments to create and execute a detailed promotional plan;
  • Liaise with corporate partnerships to ensure all necessary requirements are being met regarding specific corporate partners and their event activation;
  • Work with tournament vendors to book rentals of necessary equipment;
  • Communicate with the hotel assignor on all tournament needs;
  • Communicate with the referee assignor to confirm specific requirements;
  • Lead all communication to club contacts regarding tournament collateral, scheduling and other event information;
  • Assist with setting the tournament brackets and games schedule;
  • Work with the operations department to confirm the event staffing and roles & responsibilities;
  • Work with the operations department to confirm the plan for the Firefest activation;
  • Assist with the management of the tournament check-in;
  • Assist with pulling together all the products for the tournament bags;
  • Assist with ordering the tournament t-shirts and assigning sizes to each team;
  • Work with Fire Juniors clubs to provide tournament volunteers each day;
  • Liaise with community relations to confirm the sparky and player appearances

Qualifications: 

Qualifications:

  • Must be eligible to receive course credit for Internship   
  • Students should be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Marketing, Business Administration, Sports management or any related field
  • Students should be well organized and demonstrate an ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Students should possess strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively work in a collaborative work environment
  • Must be able to work 20-30 hours per week
  • Must be able to work nights weekends & holidays
  • Fluency in a second language is a plus
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 Lbs

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you currently enrolled in a accredited college or university or Graduate School program? Y/N

2. Are you eligible to apply college credit to an Internship with the Fire? Y/N

3. Are available to work evenings & weekends? Y/N

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Future Consideration Notification/Update - MLS Teams (Various Locations, Various Locations)

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