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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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Updated Nov. 4, 2013

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For more than 15 years, USA Baseball has provided internship opportunities for current college students and recent college graduates from across the country. Over the past few years, interns have come to USA Baseball from as far away as Stanford University (Palo Alto, Calif.) and as close as Duke University (Durham, N.C.), North Carolina State University (Raleigh, N.C.) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. USA Baseball internships offer a wide range of real-world experience and the opportunity to develop lifelong professional relationships across both professional and amateur sports.

Each intern works closely with a full-time staff member to further their skills necessary to work both in sports and for a nonprofit organization. Recent USA Baseball interns have gone on to accept full-time positions with the Olympic family and in collegiate and professional sports, including full-time jobs with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, Major League Scouting Bureau, Carolina Hurricanes and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Other interns have gone back to school for post-graduate work, four are currently enrolled in law school and 12 are now full-time USA Baseball staff members.

USA Baseball is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of USA Baseball to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race color, national origin, religion or creed, sex, age, disability, citizenship status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.


General information for all internship candidates

  • Résumés and cover letters for internships are only accepted via email at the following address: employment@usabaseball.com
  • USA Baseball will confirm (via email) receipt of your résumé within 48 hours. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 48 hours, please resend your résumé.
  • Candidates with whom USA Baseball would like to schedule an interview with will be contacted directly by phone or email.
  • Please include in both the subject line and body of your email, the number(s) of the internship description(s) that most interest you. There is no limit to the number of positions for which you may apply.
  • Internship descriptions are simply a guide. USA Baseball will evaluate all resumes and determine the best internship opportunity for candidates.
  • All candidates should be in current pursuit of or possessing a bachelor's degree with priority given to candidates in marketing, sports administration, communications or related fields.
  • All candidates must demonstrate computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. Candidates should indicate in their cover letter or resume if they have computer literacy in other software including Adobe products.
  • All candidates must possess excellent written communication, computer and interpersonal skills.
  • Candidates should indicate in their cover letter or resume if they have written and/or verbal proficiency in a foreign language.
  • A Skype account is strongly encouraged for all intern candidates. It is free to sign up for Skype, and USA Baseball conducts many initial interviews via Skype.
  • For up-to-date information on USA Baseball, all candidates are encouraged to follow @usabaseball on Twitter and like USA Baseball on Facebook.
  • USA Baseball will be attending the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings in Orlando, Fla. Please indicate in your cover letter and email, if you will be attending. USA Baseball will follow up with candidates if we wish to set up an interview onsite.

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General internship questions & answers

Q: What is a USA Baseball "coordinator" and what is a USA Baseball "intern"?
A: USA Baseball uses the terms "coordinator" and "intern" interchangeably. The organization's summer interns have titles such as, Coordinator, Baseball Operations and Coordinator, Travel Services.

Q: When do USA Baseball's internships start?
A: Start dates for USA Baseball's internships vary based on the position. Interns begin working at USA Baseball's Executive Offices between January and April, and all interns must be available to start, at least on a part-time basis, no later than April 15. While we understand these dates preclude students who are currently enrolled at colleges and universities outside of the Triangle-area of North Carolina from participating in USA Baseball's current intern program, it is important for interns to have a minimum of eight weeks to prepare for the start of USA Baseball's summer events.

Q: Are the internship start and end dates flexible?
A: Often USA Baseball can provide some flexibility with the start date for an internship. Typically, there is a one-to-two-week window within which an internship starts, but USA Baseball will consider moving a start date on an individual basis. All interns must be available to start, at least on a part-time basis, no later than April 15. The end dates for internships are based on USA Baseball's event calendar so there is very limited flexibility on end dates.

Q: Are USA Baseball's internships paid positions?
A: Yes. USA Baseball interns receive a stipend twice per month. Further information on compensation will be discussed with candidates during their initial interview.

Q: Does USA Baseball provide housing for interns?
A: No. USA Baseball does not provide housing for interns; however, USA Baseball will put interns in contact with each other prior to their start date so they can discuss any housing needs they may have.

Q: How do I apply for an internship, and what information should I provide?
A: Résumés for internships are only accepted via email and at the following address: employment@usabaseball.com. USA Baseball requires all internship candidates to provide a résumé and cover letter. A list of references is also strongly encouraged.

Q: Where are the internships based?
A: All interns are based at USA Baseball's Executive Offices in Durham, N.C. During the course of their internship, interns should be prepared to travel throughout the country as required for both events and other needs throughout the summer. Select internships may also require international travel and that information will be provided during the initial interview.

Q: Can I receive college credit for my internship?
A: USA Baseball will work with interns seeking college credit on an individual basis.

Q: What if I have a question prior to submitting my cover letter and résumé?
A: Please email employment@usabaseball.com with any questions about USA Baseball's internship program. You should receive a response to your email within 1-2 business days.

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2014 USA Baseball Internship Descriptions

BASEBALL OPERATIONS

1: Coordinator, Video Scouting

June 1, 2014-Aug. 1, 2014:
Full-time hours

Position reports to: Director, Video Scouting

Background: The USA Baseball Video Scouting department manages the acquisition of all video during USAB events for the purpose of scouting. This internship is designed to prepare you for a job with a video department for a Major League Baseball team.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up and maintain cameras for each event.
  • Pitch chart games live and as archives via BATS software.
  • Assist in overseeing velocity acquisition.
  • Support the Director, Video Scouting, and complete any administrative duties, as necessary.
  • Assist other departments within USA Baseball (alumni relations, ticketing, operations, etc.) with various tasks, as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Strong baseball knowledge with ability to differentiate pitch types.
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BASEBALL AND FACILITY OPERATIONS

5: Coordinator, Baseball Operations - National Team Championships and National Training & National Team Development Programs

March 15, 2014-July 31, 2014:

March 15-May 15, 2014: Part-time hours
May 15-July 31, 2014: Full-time hours

Position reports to: Director, 15U National Team; and Director, National Team Development Program

Background: Through the USA Baseball National Team Championships, USA Baseball provides an opportunity for 275 teams to showcase their ability against teams from all across the country, and in doing so, offers the primary opportunity for players to be considered for various National Teams. The USA Baseball National Team Championships - West will be held in Glendale, Goodyear and Peoria, Ariz. and Lee County Fla., will again host the USA Baseball National Team Championships - East.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a liaison to the 14U, 15U & 17U National Team Championships team contacts.
  • Provide administrative support for National Team Championships, including but not limited to gathering roster and insurance information.
  • Travel to one of the National Team Championships site to execute tournament.
  • Conduct follow-up surveys with the 14U, 15U & 17U National Team Championships participants.
  • Perform a wide range of operational duties associated with other USA Baseball events including 14U, 15U, 17U and Labor Day Cups.
  • Provide on-field and off-field operational support for the National Team Identification Series.
  • Support 15U National Team, 14U or 17U National Team Development Program during on-field programming in Cary, N.C.
  • Assist in the operation of additional USA Baseball events, National Team programming and other departments within USA Baseball (alumni relations, merchandising, travel services, etc.) with various tasks as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Weekend availability for all USA Baseball events taking place at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
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7: Coordinator, USA Baseball National Training Complex Operations

March 1, 2014-Sept. 15, 2014:

March 1-May 15, 2014: Part-time hours
May 15-Aug. 15, 2014: Full-time hours
Aug. 15-Sept. 15, 2014: Part-time hours

Position reports to: Director, Operations

Background: The USA Baseball National Training Complex (NTC) opened in 2007 and since has hosted the 2011 Pan American Team, 2009 USA Baseball World Cup Team, 2008 United States Olympic Baseball Team, the 2008 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels home baseball schedule, the NCAA Division I Baseball Regionals & Super-Regionals and the NCAA Division II National Championships. This year the National Training Complex will once again serve as the host site for the Irish Classic and National High School Invitational. Additionally, USA Baseball will again hold the annual Tournament of Stars, various Collegiate National Team games and the annual National Team Identification Series.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the on-site, day-to-day liaison between USA Baseball and the Town of Cary during all USA Baseball events at the NTC.
  • Work with the Director of Operations to hire and manage gameday staff for USA Baseball events at the NTC.
  • Manage all facility operational needs for the USA Baseball National Team programs and USA Baseball events at the NTC.
  • Assist in setup for all USA Baseball events at the NTC including signage, field setup, and gameday staff.
  • Support retail department in receiving and inventory of officially licensed merchandise for the USA Baseball Team Store.
  • Assist in the operation of additional USA Baseball events, National Team programming and other departments within USA Baseball (alumni relations, merchandising, travel services, etc.) with various tasks as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Flexibile schedule and weekend availability for all USA Baseball events taking place at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
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MEDIA

11: Coordinator, Digital and Multimedia

Feb. 1, 2014-Sept. 30, 2014:
Full-time or part-time hours based on availability

Position reports to: Director, Digital and Social Media

Background: USA Baseball's media-relations department is responsible for all aspects of the organization's information dissemination, including through its official website, www.usabaseball.com, and it ensures USA Baseball's brand is conveyed in a consistent manner across all programs and events. The department works directly with Major League Baseball, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, Minor League baseball teams, collegiate athletic departments, the United States Olympic Committee and the International Baseball Federation on a daily basis.

Responsibilities:

  • Host, report on and develop USA Baseball-related story ideas throughout the summer, creating video packages of various lengths for www.usabaseball.com, USA Baseball's YouTube page and for internal USA Baseball marketing and promotional needs.
  • Create art for different graphic design needs including signage, flyers, social media and videos.
  • Compile and edit video footage for USA Baseball's records and www.usabaseball.com.
  • Provide editing and creative assistance for the USA Baseball's official web site, www.usabaseball.com, and coordinate these edits with Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM). Creative will include feature stories, recaps, previews, etc.
  • Scan, crop, edit and date photos in an effort to build USA Baseball's electronic photo library.
  • Assist media department with USA Baseball news/video updates to social media outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and WePlay.com.
  • Assist in the operation of additional USA Baseball events, National Team programming and other departments within USA Baseball (alumni relations, merchandising, travel services, etc.) with various tasks as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Weekend availability for all USA Baseball events taking place at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
  • Candidates should possess strong written skills and have experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Premiere. Experience with Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects are preffered. Position will work exclusively on a Mac.
  • Candidates are required to submit a DVD portfolio featuring examples of video packages they have edited (full packages, please, not just clips).
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RETAIL & ACCOUNTING

16: Coordinator, Retail & Accounting

May 15, 2014-Aug. 15, 2014:
Full-time hours

Position reports to: Chief Financial Officer; Assistant Director, Accounting & Finance; and Director, Retail

Background: USA Baseball operates an annual budget of over $5 million in its mission to foster national and international baseball. As the National Governing Body of baseball, USA Baseball specifically selects and trains the various age-level national teams (spanning from Professional to 12U and Women's) that represent the United States in international competition.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the various accounting procedures related to the organization's merchandise and ticketing operations, including inventories.
  • Travel to Phoenix, Ariz., the site of USA Baseball's National Team Championships - West, from approximately June 13-July 6 to oversee all deposits and financial reconciliations in connection with the organization's ticketing and merchandise operations.
  • Oversee similar deposits and financial reconciliations for various USA Baseball events at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
  • Work with the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Director, Accounting and Finance, to execute the organization's accounting policies and procedures, resulting in the accurate tracking of finances in order to provide a high level of analysis of the organization's finances.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of various record keeping, filing, and internal accounting controls for the organization.
  • Log accounting entries, thereby gaining valuable experience interacting with an accounting information system.
  • Assist in the processing and logging of volunteer background checks.
  • Assist in the organization's overall accounts payable and receivable operations.
  • Assist in the operation of additional USA Baseball events, National Team programming and other departments within USA Baseball (alumni relations, merchandising, travel services, etc.) with various tasks as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Weekend availability for all USA Baseball events taking place at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
  • Candidates must be in current pursuit of or in possession of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, or related business field.
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ATHLETIC TRAINING

Undergraduate Athletic Training Student Internships

June 2014
USA Baseball Tournament of Stars
(Daily scheduled will vary based on supervision; intern needs to be available from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. for the duration of the event.)

July 2014
USA Baseball 14U, 16U, 17U Cups
(Daily schedule will vary based on supervision; intern must be available from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. for the duration of the event.)

Criteria:

  • Rising junior or senior athletic training student (2014-15 academic year)
  • Enrolled in CAATE Accredited athletic training program
  • Must be CPR/AED certified
  • Must pass mandatory background check

Application:
Submit resume & cover letter (including references) to Janna Fonseca via email at jfonseca@cfpsm.com
Deadline to apply: March 31, 2014
Interns will be interviewed and selected by April 30, 2014

Responsibilities:
Each intern will be supervised by a certified athletic trainer.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: pre-practice treatment and field setup, dynamic warmup instruction, practice and game coverage, administration of first aid.

Other information:
Applicants may apply for any or all of the above internships.

All internships are unpaid.
Interns are responsible for their own housing* and transportation to and from the USA Baseball National Training Complex for the duration of each event.

*USA Baseball's Friends & Family hotel rates can be applied.