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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.
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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about USA Baseball's internship program. You should receive a response to your email within 1-2 business days.
2014 USA Baseball Internship Descriptions
1: Coordinator, Video Scouting
June 1, 2014-Aug. 1, 2014:
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.
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.
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.
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.
16: Coordinator, Retail & Accounting
May 15, 2014-Aug. 15, 2014:
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.
Undergraduate Athletic Training Student Internships
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.)
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.)
Submit resume & cover letter (including references) to Janna Fonseca via email at email@example.com
Deadline to apply: March 31, 2014
Interns will be interviewed and selected by April 30, 2014
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.
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.