New Job | Academy - Data Intern


Columbus Crew SC is seeking an Academy Data Science Intern to support the Academy Technical Staff with essential data functions. This position is a great way to collaborate with several departments within Crew SC, work with and develop high potential youth soccer players, and gain experience in both a professional sports environment and youth development.

The position will be structured as a paid internship ($10/hour), and academic credit is available for students as needed. The position is predominantly based at Fortress Obetz/Obetz TC and Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH, and requires occasional travel (domestic and international).

Ideal applicants will be able to attend all Academy team functions (evening training sessions & matches) and work from our office(s) during the day, in addition to traveling with Academy teams to away events. This will amount to approximately 20-25 hours per week. Opportunities for advancement within the Crew SC Academy staff are possible for exceptional candidates.


  • Assist in managing the collection and analysis of Crew SC performance data sets, including but not limited to video screen, readiness to train, wellness, training, fatigue monitoring, and match data.

  • Assist in developing an academy athlete profiling model based off club methodology consisting of regularly programmed speed, power, endurance, movement, and peak height velocity assessments

  • Manage the integration of current analytical tools into a central data management system

  • Experiment with new and creative performance metric comparisons

  • Perform regular correlative data studies looking for performance trends

  • Explore and create new integrated forms of data communication between data management system and other sophisticated statistical tools

  • Reports directly to the First Team Data Analyst and Academy Director


  • Minimum of 18 years old with a valid driver’s license

  • Working towards degree (2-3 years) in Exercise Science, Data Analytics, or related fields, required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

  • Passion for Sport and Data Analytics

  • Demonstrated experience in collecting and analyzing large data sets

  • High level of competency with Excel and Tableau

  • Proficient with high level statistical software (SPSS, MATLAB, etc.)

  • Experience with GPS systems preferred (Statsports Apex, etc)

  • Strong work-ethic and proactive attitude

  • Ability to work on independent assignments; to collaborate with a team; multi-task and problem solve in a fast-paced work environment

  • Ability to demonstrate the values we instill in our players: kindness, humility, and commitment to growth

  • Flexible evening and weekend schedule; ability to work from Fortress Obetz/Obetz TC and/or Crew Stadium during the week and travel around Central Ohio on weekends. Opportunities will also arise for out-of-state travel.

Unique Criteria:

  • Knowledge of Columbus Crew SC and Major League Soccer

  • Prior work or volunteer experience in similar roles

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.


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