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Human Resources Internship (2018) / Pro Sports

Orlando City Soccer Club

Department: Administration
Reports to: Director of Human Resources

Background: Orlando City SC joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the league's 21st franchise in November 2013, becoming the first MLS team in the Southeast. The Lions began league play in March 2015 and moved into their privately-financed downtown soccer venue in March 2017, becoming the first team in MLS history to open a stadium with five consecutive victories. With a season-ticket base in the 20,000 range, the 25,500-seated Orlando City Stadium experienced sellout crowds nearly its entire first year of inception.

In November 2015, the Club announced its intention to bring professional women’s soccer to Central Florida and launched Orlando Pride in National Women's Soccer League. The Pride began league play in April 2016 with a star-studded team of FIFA World Cup Champions.

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Position Summary: Orlando City SC is looking for a Human Resources Intern to work on a wide range of projects related to HR compliance, recruiting, onboarding and administration support. This individual will also be responsible for assisting in the completion of special projects as delegated by the Director of Human Resources. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR THIS INTERNSHIP.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in recruitment efforts for all personnel, interns, Gameday staff and temporary employees.
  • Assist in onboarding process including generating offer letters, preparing new hire packets, drafting internal communications, revising organizational chart and scheduling meetings.
  • Assists in organizing and conducting new hire orientations, training and development sessions, and employee events.
  • Conduct audits of personnel files and assists with filings to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Assists with planning and preparation for employee appreciation events.
  • Responds to all staff and employment inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
  • Maintains the highest levels of confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Performs organizational and special projects as assigned.


  • Applicants should be working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree with an emphasis in Human Resources or a related field. Candidates receiving credit for participating in our internship program are strongly preferred.
  • Ability to professionally and confidently interact with members at all levels of the organization.
  • Exceptional reliability, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team oriented environment.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, in non-traditional settings, within a team atmosphere.

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