Development Academy Intern

United States Soccer Federation

Full Time
United States Soccer Federation
Chicago, IL

Job Details

U.S. Soccer Overview

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States.  We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes, fans and members.  We are seeking motivated, passionate, skillful people who can think, create and work as part of a team. 

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that offers a casual work environment, inclusive culture, an atmosphere for professional development and internal career growth opportunities.  

The Opportunity:

The Development Academy staff is expanding to continue to provide support to clubs during an exciting period of growth in club membership. Exceptional candidates in this role may be considered for full-time positions with the Development Academy upon completion of the internship period.

Primary Duties of the Position:

  • Assist the Development Academy Program with day-to-day program operations
  • Conduct research and contribute to reporting and maintenance of player tracking
  • Create content and assist with Academy internal and external communication, including social media
  • Assist with Development Academy Scholarship Program and manage regular communication with scholarship players, coaches, and parents
  • Work on event operations staff for regional and national Academy events. Responsibilities include: on-site coordination of meals, set-up and breakdown of facility, preparation of game/referee materials, and on-field operations
  • Fulfill Federation-wide internship roles and assist leadership with special projects as assigned


  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and take a customer service approach and demeanor to fulfill program expectations
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Understanding of the U.S. Soccer Federation and the soccer landscape
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are essential
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and database management technology; working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Bilingual candidates are preferred (English and Spanish)
  • Experience in developing/supporting technology platforms or database management is a plus
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is a plus


  • Desire to be part of a team
  • Commitment
  • Possess a growth mindset; open-minded and seek challenges
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Accountable for actions/decisions; no excuses
  • Request feedback and open to criticism
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals
  • Willingness to travel (event travel)
  • Passion for soccer


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