AFC Cleveland has several internships for students who are interested in the sports and entertainment industry. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to learn how matchday operations flow, and you will also be involved behind the scenes with the staff presenting AFC Cleveland in the brightest of lights. Internships require participation at all home matches, and some internships may also provide opportunities to travel with the team to away matches. AFC Cleveland provides college credit for students who successfully complete their internship program.
Volunteers are also an integral part of the matchday experience at Stan Skoczen Stadium. From manning the concessions & merchandise stands, to ensuring the teams & referees are properly accommodated, we need your support to present the best atmosphere possible for your fellow Royals fans!
The following internship/volunteer programs are available for the 2017 season and prep months beforehand. Please fill out the contact form below if you are interested. For more information, please email [email protected] or call 440.499.4225.
Creates and publishes original communications content for the club. Works with local & broader media sources to ensure that AFC Cleveland is reaching the appropriate market. Responsibilities include matchday interviews & reports, non-matchday stories & posts, and other content as needed. Works closely with Social Media team.
MEDIA RELATIONS (SPANISH)
Creates and publishes original communications content for the club in Spanish. Works with the local Spanish community to provide content to that demographic. Works with the Media Relations and Social Media teams to ensure stories are similar across languages.
Responsible for using the team-provided statistics software to record stats & events during each home match. Ability to attend away matches is a bonus. Works with Matchday Operations team to ensure that referees & coaches validate match facts. Responsible for entering match facts (players appeared, goals, assists, cards, etc) into website back-end at the end of each match.
Runs video camera equipment during home matches and creates content on non-matchdays (such as highlight reels, hype videos, behind-the-scenes videos, etc). Must have prior knowledge in the field, a computer with video editing programs, and the ability to travel with the team and attend various non-matchday events.
Takes photos before, during, and after matches, as well as non-matchday events including, but not limited to, training sessions, camps, and clinics. Also responsible for uploading to club’s photo library and posting photo albums on club’s Facebook page. Must have your own camera (not mobile phone camera) with an SD card to be able to transfer photos to designers during matches.
Volunteers needed on matchday to help operate the box office, front gate, concessions stand, merchandise tent, and other tasks as assigned by the Matchday Operations Director.