Updated Sept. 18, 2012
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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, three are currently enrolled in law school and nine 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.
Beginning Sept. 17, 2012: Résumés with cover letters accepted via email from internship candidates: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept. 26, 2012: USA Baseball Intern Networking Night at the Embassy Suites RDU in Cary, N.C.
Beginning Oct. 15, 2012: Interviews with internship candidates (depending on a candidate's current residence, Skype, phone or in-person interviews will be scheduled)
Late November 2012-Early February 2013: Internship offers and acceptance
Jan. 1, 2013: First internships begin at USA Baseball's Executive Offices in Durham, N.C.
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.
Start Date: May 15, 2013
End Date: Aug. 15, 2013
May 15-Aug. 15, 2013: Full-time hours.
**Candidates for this internship must be in current pursuit of or in possession of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, or related business field.**
Position reports to: Chief Financial officer
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.
*Two positions available*
Start Date: March 1, 2013
End Date: Sept. 15, 2013
March 1-May 15, 2013: 15+ hours per week. Must be available the weekends of March 14 and March 27.
May 15-Aug. 15, 2013: Full-time hours
Aug. 15-Sept. 15, 2013: 15+ hours per week
*Candidates should possess strong written skills and have experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro. This coordinator 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)*
Position reports to: Director, Media & Public Relations
Background: USA Baseball's media relations department is responsible for all aspects of the organization's dissemination of information, including the official website, 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.