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Get an inside look at the NSCAA: Join us for the 2013 Spring Semester

Posted by NSCAA on Nov 8, 2012 in Community 0 Comments

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Six interns picked to work for the World’s Largest Soccer Coaches’ Organization for a semester, collaborating to make “Learn. Participate. Belong.” come to life for 30,000 member coaches.

While that may sound like an introduction for a reality show, it’s a brief, yet true, description of what the NSCAA Internship Program is about.

Each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer), several students and recent graduates from all over the world embark on an exciting and educational term with the NSCAA national office in Kansas City, Kan.

The NSCAA internship offers opportunities to work closely with several departments within the Association, all fueled by the passion for the soccer industry and their respective career fields. Interns develop and lead projects that reinforce the NSCAA’s goals, are also allotted ways to work with a variety of NSCAA partners such as Eurosport, Kwik Goal, MLS and FOX Soccer.

Additional benefits include:

  • Have a one-on-one lunch with the NSCAA CEO Joe Cummings
  • Attend social and networking outings with your peers and the office staff
  • Receive an NSCAA Coaching Diploma at no cost to you
  • An affordable housing option located in the heart of Kansas City and only 10 minutes from the NSCAA office
  • Working in a fun, upbeat environment


Positions for the 2013 spring semester starting February 1 are now open, with opportunities in marketing, communications, graphic design, events and education.

Additional information and ways to apply can be found at the NSCAA Internship Program page.

In the meantime, get to know our current intern class: Viktor Bezhani (Education), Hannah Hamilton (Events), Stephen Hoffman (Graphic Design), Andrew McGinnis (Marketing), Troy Miles (Communications) and Leona Sola (Event Planning).


Viktor Bezhani (Education)
Hometown: Tirana, Albania
School: BYU-Hawaii

Favorite music artist? Savage Garden

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Hannah Hamilton (Events)
Hometown: North Augusta, S.C.
School: University of South Carolina

If you were trapped on a desert island, what three items would you want the most? 1. A plane with GPS navigation 2. My boyfriend since he can fly planes and keep me company 3. My Rainbow sandals

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Stephen Hoffman (Graphic Design)
Hometown: Lenexa, Kan.
School: Avila University

What are you hoping to accomplish this fall? The NSCAA is an organization that is a strong brand and is constantly growing and developing unique ways to reach its audience. I hope to develop connections inside the soccer community so in the future I can leave my footsteps for future players/coaches to follow. I want to make a difference in the soccer world one way or another.

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Andrew McGinnis (Marketing)
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
School: Loras College

If you were trapped on a desert island, what three items would you want the most? Aqua 8 Jordan’s, Unsweetened iced tea, and a pillow

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Troy Miles (Communications)
Hometown: Lake Jackson, Texas
School: University of the Incarnate Word

What is your favorite movie? Goodfellas

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Leona Sola (Events)
Hometown: Big Pine Key, Fla.
School: University of South Carolina

Who is your favorite musician? Led Zeppelin

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