Club needs graphic designer, assistant team manager and more for club's 24th season this summer
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, N.J.
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 need someone to focus on creating graphics and digital media for the club's website and social media accounts.
ASSISTANT TEAM MANAGER
The Nor'easters are looking for an assistant team manager. The role would require that person to attended all practices as well as home and away games. The person in this position would help transport all relevant gear from the team office to each practice. On game days they would be responsible for all the jerseys and set up of the field during home games and transportation on away games This position also includes various duties as part of game day operations.
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 this 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 will compete in its 24th season in 2021, 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 90 have moved on to play in the pros), while providing affordable family entertainment to the Ocean City community.
"I was primarily responsible for all things gameday, and all team equipment/apparel needs. I was part of an intern team that helped out with almost every aspect of the club's day-to-day operations, including marketing, community relations, social media and more. Each day allowed me to learn a new aspect of the club's operations both on and off the field. And as far as summer internships go, it doesn't get much better than spending the summer just a few hundred feet away from the beach in Ocean City."
- Peter Bader, Operations / Equipment Manager Intern
Peter used his experience with the Nor'easters to move on to jobs with the Richmond Kickers (USL), D.C. United (MLS) and Loudoun United FC (USL).
“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 for NYCFC (Major League Soccer), Columbia University's athletic department, the Pawtucket Pawsox (Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate), and, more recently, the New York Yankees.
“Working with the Nor’easters was an incredibly vital experience for me. Not only was I able to write stories and work with members of the Front Office and Technical Staff, but I was able to give insight and opinions on several occasions about the different aspects of communication within the club. I had never expected to be so directly involved with the everyday functions of the club.”
- Zach Rayment, Communications Intern
Zach has moved on to work primarily in the broadcasting field, in addition to working as a freelance sports writer. He is currently an on-air music host with Thunder 106 in Central Jersey.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.