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Henry Allen - My MKSC Internship Experience

by Henry Allen | Aug 16, 2016

This summer with the Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club has been one full of new experiences and great people. Being exposed to the many different things the club does, gaining hands-on experience, and seeing the ins and outs of a soccer club made my internship a well varied one.

Whether it was learning how major events operate, like the WIAA Girls State Tournament or Milwaukee Torrent games, how the club partners with sponsors, or witnessing first hand how Kickers impacts the community through its community outreach program America SCORES Milwaukee the opportunities were plentiful. All of the exposure in the various fields has helped me become a better leader, thinker and writer.

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One of the best parts of the internship was seeing how the organization operated. I quickly picked up on how it was a team effort, with everyone in the organization having a key role to play in the Club’s overall success. It was engaging to see this in action and also fun to see the unique dynamic of the workplace.

This internship has helped me develop many different skills and puts me in a better position for future endeavors. Getting the chance to get to know the fantastic people that work at Milwaukee Kickers and developing relationships with those I worked with is something that not every summer intern can say. This aspect of the internship was one of the most valuable and rewarding aspects of it. 

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I cannot thank everyone at Kickers enough for all the things they taught me and making me feel welcome from day one. It was great to be a part of the team and I know this experience will serve me well in the future!