Nor'easters looking for talented interns for 2020 summer season
Nor'easters need interns for digital media, stats, camera operations, game day operations, and equipment management at one of the country's top vacation destinations
The Ocean City Nor'easters are offering internships for individuals seeking an opportunity to earn valuable experience and college credits with one of North America's top minor league soccer teams. Those interested in the positions will gain this experience in a professionalized setting at one of the country's top vacation destinations in Ocean City, New Jersey.
The internships run from May 1 until the first week of August. While the positions are not paid, students are able to use them to earn college credit.
We are currently recruiting interns for the following areas:
DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER
The candidate for this position would include, but is not limited to, managing and expanding the club's social media presence on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other platforms. Also, coordinating with game day operations, taking photographs and videos during pre- and post-game and during practices to continue to bring our fans more access to the players and coaches. The creation of graphics and/or video for social media would be a tremendous skillset for a candidate for this position. This role also includes helping manage the club's official website.
The Nor'easters are looking for someone to be in charge of tracking in-game statistics for the club. This position requires someone to be available on gamedays and is familiar with soccer's rules and statistics. The statistican would track the stats, fill out the gameday scoresheets and submit that information to the team and league website. The statistician may also be needed to assist with some gameday operations in the press box. The Nor'easters organization, which will celebrate its 24th year as a franchise in 2020, values keeping an accurate statistical record for the team so the candidate for this position would need to be very detail-oriented.
The Nor'easters are looking for a reliable candidate to operate a camera to film every home game at the Beach House for the 2020 season. Duties would also include uploading them to the team's YouTube channel and other digital media resources. Video editing skills and being able to cut and edit highlights would be a huge bonus for the position, but not required.
The Nor'easters are looking for two equipment managers to take charge of the coordination, maintaining and transport of the team's equipment to all practices, as well as home and away matches. This position also includes various duties as part of game day operations.
A sales manager intern would be in charge of managing and distributing the club's newsletter both digitally and in-person. This position includes, but is not limited to, working with the club's marketing manager, writing and producing various marketing materials and working to coordinate game day operations, working the team's ticket booth and/or merchandise tables at home games. Candidates who have graphic design experience is a huge bonus, but is not a requirement.
These internships offer students who have a passion for sports the opportunity to gain valuable industry experience during the fall, spring and summer months.
The Ocean City Nor'easters create a young, dynamic sports setting with a number of community events to participate in as well as working with the full-time staff. By being a part of our soccer franchise, you will be involved with the front office staff, promotions in the community, developing and implementing marketing strategies, game day operations and local charity work. This will involve working some evenings and weekends as is necessary in running a competitive soccer franchise in one of the largest leagues in North America.
The Ocean City Nor'easters are a minor league soccer franchise that will compete in its 24th season in 2020, and have established itself as one of the top USL League Two teams in North America. The Nor'easters recruit players who have the ability to compete throughout the summer months in a professional setting while maintaining their collegiate eligibility. The Nor'easters is the proving ground for players that aspire to reach the highest levels of the game (more than 80 have moved on to play in the pros), while providing affordable family entertainment to the Ocean City community.
“Interning for the Nor'easters proved to be a dynamic and invaluable opportunity for me. The smaller size of the front office lends itself to collaboration with not just other interns but with the Owner, GM, Ocean City community, and even the players themselves. I was empowered by the organization to bring new ideas to the table each day. This internship directly contributed to my opportunity to work with other professional sports organizations and influenced my decision to pursue a graduate degree in Sports Industry Management.”
- Daniel O’Connell, Front Office Administrative Intern. Daniel has gone on to work with the Pawtucket Pawsox, the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate.
- Zach Rayment, Communications Intern
For further information about the internships offered by Ocean City Nor'easters, or to apply for one of the positions, please email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.