Student Practicum (Internship) Program
Graphic Designer



The Caps Crew Team is an integral part of the Whitecaps FC Organization. We are reliant on dedicated an enthusiastic people to help ensure a successful execution of match days.

We offer a rewarding opportunity to become engaged in your community and to gain useful experience within the sports industry.

We are looking for greeters/ushers, parking attendants, access control, ticket services, stadium set up and take down, runners, and other related roles.

Job Requirements for all Positions

  • Friendly and personable
  • Confident, articulate and enthusiastic
  • Excellent people skills
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Organized
  • Proactive
  • Willingness to go the ‘extra mile’
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about soccer
  • Interest in a career in media or sports management is an asset


Volunteers are required to work at a minimum of 10 WFC2 matches at Thunderbird Stadium. Please review the schedule online to ensure you can meet this requirement.


Being part of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Caps Crew team provides valuable experience and knowledge about the professional sports industry. Opportunities include networking with Club staff, contacts and partners, and engaging with a community of like-minded peers. In addition, individuals will be able to watch a portion of the match during scheduled volunteer shifts.

Volunteers will receive the following benefits:

  • “adidas” Volunteer Uniform
  • Match day parking (based on schedule)
  • Complimentary food & beverage during shift
  • Volunteer social activities throughout the season
  • Whitecaps tickets
  • Whitecaps post-season party
  • Prizes and rewards throughout the season

If you are a highly organized, dynamic and community minded individual with a passion for sport and events we want to hear from you. Please submit your resume to, listing the roles you would like to be considered for.




Graphic Designer

Posting extended to May 1st

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Marketing, the Graphic Designer will work within the club’s internal marketing “agency” and act as a primary in-house developer for the club’s design needs. The successful candidate will be a key contributor of the club’s brand, including visual elements for Major League Soccer and United Soccer League franchises, as well as all other lines of business.

To succeed in this role, you are:

  • A Mac-based designer with an interest in sports/entertainment, and an appreciation for the aesthetic of the current ‘Caps brand
  • Able to effectively collaborate in a group setting, at times taking direction and at other times providing solutions/direction
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks at one time
  • Able to work with limited supervision and under tight deadlines
  • CREATIVE, energetic and team-oriented


  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop CS3 and up
  • Demonstrated experience (portfolio) ranging from bringing creative concepts to life visually, through to producing production-ready files for a variety of materials
  • Demonstrated understanding of branding, layout, colour theory and typography in both print and digital media
  • Diploma or degree from a recognized design program
  • Flash animation and video editing abilities are an asset, though not required


  • Design print and digital elements for marketing, sales, sponsorship, event and soccer operations
  • Design updates and other graphic elements for all club websites
  • Assist in maintaining consistency and managing adherence to our visual brand standards, across the organization and with all our partners
  • Work with printing partners to ensure quality production of printed elements including reproduction quality, colour accuracy, etc.

Please submit your CV, a couple of examples of your best/most creative work (not your full portfolio) and cover letter indicating how you meet the above qualifications by Friday, April 24, 2015 to:

To inquire about opportunities at Vancouver Whitecaps FC, please have your Co-op, practicum and/or faculty advisor contact:

Jon Rees, Senior Manager Marketing

Please include your salary expectations in your application.

Should you be selected for an interview, your portfolio of work will be requested.





Vancouver Whitecaps FC believes in assisting post-secondary students to achieve the requirements of practicum placement credits by gaining experience in their chosen fields.

The club accepts applications for unpaid practicums via recognized post-secondary institutions. Our placements are typically for a three month duration with longer terms available depending on the student and the program.

We cannot accept applications for paid internships, or unpaid internships that do not qualify for credit in a post-secondary program, as per the “Employment Standards Act” of BC.

The following departments may have opportunities available at various times during the year:

  • Community Relations / Communications
  • Event Operations
  • Sports Medicine and Training
  • Video production
  • Video and match analysis
  • Soccer Development and Operations
  • General Administration, Finance and HR
  • Ticketing – Complex Database Administration
  • Marketing
  • Partnership Activation and Marketing
  • Sales
  • Graphic Design

In order to qualify for an unpaid practicum placement, applicants must have the support of the faculty at their institution, WCB coverage through their school, and be willing to work varied hours and at several different sites throughout the Lower Mainland. Experience in the discipline they wish to work is an asset. In addition to being sponsored by their institution, students must be legally entitled to work in Canada via a student visa/work permit.

To inquire about opportunities at Vancouver Whitecaps FC, please have your Co-op, practicum and/or faculty advisor contact:

Wendy Wait
Manager, Human Resources and Administration