Bethesda Big Train offers five exciting internships for the summer. The timing of each internship is from May 21 to August 2, 2019.  The Internship opportunities are: Operations and Marketing Internship, Social Media Internship, and Sports Writing Internship, Radio Broadcasting Internship, and In-Game Host Internship.  Internship applications must be submitted by March 1st.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game Day Operations and Marketing Internship

 

The Bethesda Big Train summer collegiate baseball team is looking for highly motivated and driven college students who are interested in pursuing a career in sports. We are currently looking for enthusiastic and outgoing individuals to join our team for our 21st season. This internship is no ordinary job; we ask for an extensive time commitment for pre-game set up, game operations, and outside community events. This internship program is designed to give students real-life experiences in the sports industry including event promotion, community outreach, customer service, merchandise and ticket sales, marketing, and game-operations. Interning with Bethesda Big Train offers educational and networking opportunities, and course credit is available for college students. This position is unpaid.

 

Qualifications:

College students

Ability to work night and weekend events

Customer service background preferred

Knowledge of baseball preferred

Must be driven and have a desire to work hard

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Work in all aspects of summer collegiate baseball to gain understanding of the business

Promote Big Train and Big Train Baseball Summer Camp in the community through the distribution of marketing materials and pocket schedules

Participate and assist in the execution of pre-game, in-game and post-game promotions and events

Assist the team with essential game operations such as merchandise, ticket and concession sales, and in-game entertainment activities

Assist with special events at stadium, such as corporate outings and birthday parties

Prepare materials for Big Train merchandise sales, daily raffle, and promotional giveaways

Develop, prepare for and participate in various theme nights

Represent Big Train at various community events

Help maintain a clean stadium and assist in ensuring a safe and family-friendly environment for fans

Brainstorm ideas and marketing strategies to benefit Big Train

Assist in other duties put forth by full-time staff

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to Davids@bigtrain.org with the subject "Operations internship"

 

Sports Writing Internship

 

We are looking for candidates who have a strong knowledge of baseball and a passion for writing. Ideal candidates will have strong experience writing in a professional setting and have an ability to create interesting articles and blog submissions for Big Train. This person should have great attention to detail, the ability to work alone with little supervision, and feel comfortable interviewing people. Journalism or English majors are strongly encouraged to apply. During games, responsibilities include scorekeeping, scoreboard operation, online broadcast support and sound operation. These duties will allow interns to closely monitor games while also performing an essential role for Big Train. Interning with Bethesda Big Train offers educational and networking opportunities, and course credit is available for college students. This is an unpaid position.

 

 

Qualifications:

College students

Background in Communications or Journalism preferred

Ability to work night and weekend events

Strong writing skills

Personal computer

Knowledge of baseball scoring preferred

 

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Closely monitor games to create detailed post-game recaps and game summaries for website and email newsletter

Create interesting and informative articles about Big Train and Big Train players

Assist in other writing duties as assigned

Operate scoreboard, electronic scorekeeping system, sound system - training in all systems is part of internship orientation

Obtain starting lineups from both coaches prior to the game

Assist event staff with operations set-up and post-game procedures as assigned

Must travel to away stadiums to cover the game

Interview coaches and players for game recaps and feature stories

 

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to davids@bigtrain.org with the subject "writing internship"

 

Sports Social Media Internship

This position is ideal for an individual who has experience using social media in a professional setting and can apply new trends and techniques to formulate a social media strategy for the Bethesda Big Train baseball team. This individual should have extensive experience with all social media outlets, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.  Ideal candidates will possess strong attention to detail, good writing skills, creativity, and a strong knowledge of social media trends. Interning with Bethesda Big Train offers educational and networking opportunities, and course credit is available for college students. This internship is unpaid.

 

Qualifications:

 

College Student

Ability to work night and weekend events

Strong writing skills

Creative

Strong knowledge of baseball

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Monitor, interact, update and post on Big Train social media sites throughout the summer, including on non-game days, community events and away games

Engage with fans and followers on social media platforms

Closely monitor games and update social media with stats, game scores, and interesting  and engaging information

Record video, take photos and get quotes from players and coaches

Attend road games to update people with game scores and information

Formulate a social media strategy to improve interaction with fans and grow social media following

Assist with organizing and executing team events and promotions around the community

Assist event staff with operations during set-up, in-event, and post-event.

 

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to davids@bigtrain.org with the subject "social media"

 

Broadcasting Intern

We are looking for someone who has experience with radio broadcasting and has done some sort of play by play or color commentary in the past.  You must have a strong knowledge of baseball and the willingness to work both home and away games.

 

Qualifications:

College students

Background in Communications or Journalism preferred

Ability to work night and weekend events

On-air experience required; play-by-play or color commentary preferred

Personal computer

Strong knowledge of baseball


 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Provide play-by-play and color commentary for all Big Train games

Feel comfortable setting up and taking down broadcast equipment on a nightly basis, in different locations

Travel to away games

Work well on-air with other broadcast intern, and split duties (play-by-play and color)

Research rosters and players (both Big Train and opponents) prior to games

Interview coaches and players  

Assist with organizing and executing team events and promotions around the community

Assist event staff with operations set-up and post-game procedures as assigned

 

Send your cover letter and resume to davids@bigtrain.org with the subject “Broadcast Internship”


 

On-Field Host Intern

This position is ideal for someone who is energetic and has the ability to speak in front of crowds. You must be engaging and act as the face for the organization. Ideal candidates have experience interviewing people and have a passion for baseball and the community


 

Qualifications:

College students

Ability to work night and weekend events

Strong oral communication skills

Strong public speaking skills

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

 

Prepare and lead pre-game first pitch ceremony

Host in-between inning games/contests

Assist with on-field activity enhancement

Interact with fans and keep them engaged

Assist with special events at stadium, such as corporate outings and birthday parties

Develop, prepare for, and participate in various theme nights

Assist event staff with operations set-up and post-game procedures as assigned

 

Send your cover letter and resume to davids@bigtrain.org with the subject “Host Internship”.

 

 

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