Obtaining Academic/College Credit
This internship experience may or may not already be an approved academic credit internship with your school. Please make sure to notify us immediately if you are seeking academic credit through your school for this experience. With your help, Soccer Shots will work directly with your school’s registrar, academic advisor, or internship department to help you achieve academic credit for this internship experience.
Objectives / Responsibilities
The objective of this internship will be to support Soccer Shots leadership staff and coaches by completing projects related to business operations and event planning.
Event Planning - make preparations for Soccer Shots Pittsburgh's annual Family Fun Fest, including assessing and securing an event location, solicitation of donations, making preparations for food / beverage, securing vendors, making arrangements for entertainment, etc.
Business Operations - assist in the behind-the-scenes preparations for and the promotion of Soccer Shots Pittsburgh's youth soccer programs. Data entry, scheduling, and marketing duties will be involved.
(If applicable) Photography / Videography - Intern will be tasked with producing photography and/or videography projects which will help to bolster the online presence and communication efforts of Soccer Shots Pittsburgh. Travel to our Pittsburgh-area locations to photograph during our soccer sessions will be required. Intern will be tasked with editing photos and preparing photos for sending to parents and clients and also for use in our marketing and promotional efforts. Depending upon applicant's experience, this could include more professional-type work or could be basic point-and-shoot camera work with a cell phone or basic digital camera.
Intern must have their own reliable, personal vehicle for transportation to/from our locations, which are located throughout the greater Pittsburgh area.
Intern must have their own camera and/or smartphone with a working digital camera capable of taking acceptable photos.
Intern must be able to work approximately 10-15 hours per week.
Please Note: This is a slightly atypical position in that you will have only very occasional in-person contact with the rest of the Soccer Shots team. Many of our staff members work remotely; as such, much of our communication takes place via email, text messaging, phone calls, and online video conferencing. Given this, the candidate MUST be motivated, organized, communicative, and self-regulating. This position is NOT suitable for those who require a significant amount of oversight or a socially-driven work environment.
Goals & Evaluation method:
A performance evaluation will occur at the conclusion of the first term and at the conclusion of the internship placement. The evaluation will consider the following general areas of professional operations, and specific intern goals within each area:
Continuing formal and informal supervision will occur between the intern and the onsite supervisors. Clear and open communication will occur on an ongoing and as needed basis.
Internship Structure and Compensation:
The internship is very flexible schedule-wise; this is not a structured, in-office internship with a set number of hours per week. Each internship is unique depending on time of year, program needs, and candidates' interests and abilities. As noted above, we do expect to need the intern to work approximately 10-15 hours per week for us, but that number could potentially increase depending on the intern's capabilities.
This internship is unpaid, but school credit may be offered if your particular school’s internship requirements are met.
If coaching duties are added on (interns may also coach for us on a part-time basis), time spent coaching will be compensated for at a rate of $18 per session for head coaches and $10 per session for assistant coaches.