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FCC2 Equipment Intern

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

Milford, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Job Title: FCC2 Equipment Intern 
Reports to: Manager of FCC2 Equipment
Department: Soccer Operations
Position Summary:
The FCC2 Equipment Intern will work alongside our FCC2 Equipment Manager to assist the equipment needs of our FCC2 team at FC Cincinnati. This position will be based out of the Mercy Health Training Center in Milford, Ohio. Interns can expect to learn what it takes to work in equipment at the professional level on a daily basis. This internship is set to begin in February and conclude in November with an average of 25 hours per week. The candidate for this role must be able to work 8:30am-3pm, Monday, Wednesday, & Fridays. Additionally, this candidate must be flexible to work around the FCC2 home game schedule. This is an hourly paid internship and college credit is also available if needed. 
What You’ll Do:
  • Assist with upkeep of the FCC2 home team locker room at MHTC and NKU
  • Confirm the players’ locker room is set up to MLS standards
  • Assist coaching staff with set-up and breakdown before and after all training sessions 
  • Help pack for upcoming road trips, in addition to assisting with equipment drop off and pick up from road games
  • Aid the Equipment team unpack from road trips to ensure things are prepared for the next training session or game
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with FCC2 players and staff
  • Prepare the home team locker room on game days and assist on upkeep ensuring a professional appearance
  • Ensure players and staff are properly outfitted and supplied with appropriate and functioning equipment
  • Collect player kits post training, games, and brings them to the designated area to be washed and dried
  • Organize and track all team apparel and equipment
  • Assist in all areas of soccer operations as required
  • Help with home games (locker room set up, tear down)
  • Assist with Gameday prep
  • Other duties as assigned
 What You’ll Bring:
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays on an as-needed basis as well as for all match days during internship 
  • Ability to work under pressure for long hours
  • Ability to lift 40lbs / Labor intensive 
  • Superb organizational skills
  • Represent FC Cincinnati’s family-friendly brand in all capacities while representing the club
What You’ll Need :
  • Enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program, preferably in Business or Sport Management
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide verification of vaccination prior to start date
Why You’ll Love FCC: 
  • FCC welcome gifts
  • Resume and profile reviews
  • Tour of TQL Stadium and MHTC
  • Community volunteer opportunities
  • Discount off team store merchandise
  • Job shadow opportunities 
  • Paid hourly and/or college credit opportunities

About FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati is a Major League Soccer team playing at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. Originally founded in 2015 by Carl H. Lindner III and co-CEO Jeff Berding, FCC started play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. FCC entered MLS as the 24th team in 2019. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph.

FC Cincinnati opened the club’s privately funded, 26,000-seat soccer-specific TQL Stadium in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati in 2021, a venue which has won numerous global awards including the World Football Summit Best Venue 2022 in Madrid and the 2022 Prix Versailles World Title in the Sports Category in Paris, France.

FC Cincinnati won the 2023 Supporters’ Shield – the annual award given to the team with the most points in the regular season – and clinched a spot in the 2023 MLS Playoffs for the second straight year. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads.

About Mercy Health Training Center
In 2019, the club opened the state-of-the-art Mercy Health Training Center (MHTC) in Milford, Ohio. Designed by MSA Sport, the $30 million, 24-acre facility includes three full-size, lighted soccer fields – including two stabilized natural grass surfaces and one synthetic turf surface – as well as a goalkeeper-specific training area. The MLS team is housed in a 30,000 sq. ft., multilevel building abutting the fields, including a separate, 4,000 sq. ft. wing of the building for the FC Cincinnati Academy. 

Additionally, there is a 3,000 sq. ft. maintenance facility on the property. In the design process, the MSA Sport design team benchmarked training grounds across the world, including the best in Europe, South America, and Asia. The goal of the design meets the original goal to develop one of the premier and most progressive team facilities in Major League Soccer and North America.

About FC Cincinnati 2
FC Cincinnati 2 began play in MLS NEXT Pro in 2022. FCC 2 is designed to serve as the bridge between the FCC first team and the Academy and is a professional pathway for players to grow and develop at FC Cincinnati. The club plays its matches at Scudamore Field at NKU Soccer Stadium, Mercy Health Training Center, and TQL Stadium.

About MLS NEXT Pro
Launched in March 2022 by Major League Soccer, MLS NEXT Pro is a professional men’s soccer league in the United States and Canada that completes the player pathway from MLS NEXT through to MLS first teams.  With 21 Clubs competing during the inaugural season – 20 MLS-affiliated and one independent club, Rochester New York FC – MLS NEXT Pro will grow the game through innovation and diversity by bringing professional soccer to new markets, creating career opportunities for professionals on and off the field, and providing communities with a strong sense of pride. Eight additional MLS-affiliated clubs will join MLS NEXT Pro in 2023, with more independent clubs joining in the years ahead. For more information about MLS NEXT Pro, visit

FC Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.