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Coordinator, Licensing and Retail -- APPLY HERE

Updated July 29, 2015

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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 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals, DC United and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Other interns have gone back to school for post-graduate work, four have received their law degree and 15 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.


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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 Instagram and like USA Baseball on Facebook.

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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. All internship travel expenses will be covered by USA Baseball.

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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2015 USA Baseball Internship Descriptions

1: Coordinator, Licensing and Retail -- APPLY HERE

Aug. 15, 2015-Feb. 1, 2016:
Full-time or part-time hours based on availability; with continuing opportunites into the spring and summer.

Position reports to: Director, Retail

Background: The USA Baseball retail department oversees the USA Baseball Team Store located at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C., and satellite stores at USA Baseball National Team Championship events throughout the year. In August 2012, the retail department launched USA Baseball's Official Online Store at www.usabaseballshop.com.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the processing and fulfillment of ecommerce orders submitted via www.usabaseballshop.com.
  • Manage the processing and fulfillment of ecommerce orders submitted via the organization's partner websites.
  • Provide customer service for USA Baseball's ecommerce customers through a variety of communication channels including the telephone, email, text and web-based forms.
  • Ongoing maintenance of www.usabaseballshop.com, including but not limited to updating item descriptions, product photographs and inventory management.
  • Monitoring merchandise inventory at the USA Baseball Team Store.
  • Fulfillment of trading card and event photo orders from various USA Baseball events throughout the year.
  • Assist with product development and merchandise and equipment ordering from USA Baseball's vendors.
  • Support the Director, Retail, and complete any administrative duties, including social media updates, as necessary.
  • Assist other departments within USA Baseball (alumni relations, ticketing operations, etc.) with various tasks, as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Flexible class schedule for Fall 2015 and availability during Holiday breaks (November and December).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year of retail experience.
  • Passionate about baseball with an understanding of the amateur baseball landscape.
  • Vision to see new revenue opportunities through both current and new events.
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