USL Legal Internship - Fall 2022

Tampa, FL, USA

United Soccer League

About the Role

Program Purpose:
Under the direction and guidance of USL Executives and Leaders (mentors), the USL Work Experience Program (UWEP) provides students with the unique opportunity to gain practical sport management experience in a professional sports league setting. By working on various strategic projects and initiatives, UWEP participants will gain hands on experience with league staff as well as member teams.

Participants are tasked with and responsible for partnering within a specialized department but will interact with all league departments across the organization including business development, digital, club services, analytics, and more; with the ultimate goal of providing students with well-rounded practical work experience in sports.

Position Purpose:
Under the direction of the Legal team, the Legal UWEP supports the department by assisting with multiple functional areas of the Legal team. The participant is responsible for assisting on projects that include general contract law, franchising, sponsorships/broadcasting agreements, player contracts, as well as providing support in a multitude of other legal capacities.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Assist with a variety of types of agreements (including Franchise Agreements, Master Service Agreements, Software Licenses, etc).
Draft letters and other correspondence.
Conduct legal research and communicate findings through memoranda.
Work with internal business units – communications, marketing, analytics etc. – to assist with legal issues.
Assist with compliance plans on an as-needed basis.
Other projects as assigned.

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About the Company

The United Soccer League (USL) is shaping the future of soccer in America. We are the nation’s largest and fastest-growing professional soccer organization, bringing the world’s game to more and more communities across the United States and Canada. Based in Tampa, Fla., the USL oversees multiple professional and elite pre-professional leagues, including the USL Championship, USL Super League, USL League One, USL League Two, USL W League, USL Academy, and Super Y League.

We are authentic to the spirit of the game, honoring the dedication of the players, the passion of the supporters, and the culture of the clubs. We believe in the power of soccer to unite people, provide unique life experiences, and have a meaningful impact in local communities. We work as a team, challenge the status quo, and strive to make everyone feel welcome.

United Soccer League is the proud recipient of Front Office Sports' Best Employers in Sports 2021 and Tampa Bay Business Journal's Coolest Office Spaces.