Bethesda Big Train offers several exciting internships for the summer. The timing of each internship is from May 23 to August 3, 2018.  The Internship opportunities are: Operations and Marketing Internship, Social Media Internship, Sports Writing Internship, Sports Broadcasting Internship, and On-field Host Internship.  Internship applications must be submitted by March 1st.

 

Sports Marketing and Operations 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 20th 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 a real-life experience in the sports industry including event promotion, community outreach, customer service, merchandise, 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 (High School Seniors will be considered) 

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 and promotions 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 sales, ticket operations, concession sales,  and in game entertainment

•    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. Clean up before and after games

•    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 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 creativity. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word preferred. Journalism or English majors are strongly encouraged to apply. Writing interns will be required to assist the Big Train operation during games through scorekeeping, scoreboard operation, online broadcast support or sound operation. These duties will allow interns to closely monitor games while also performing an essential role for Big Train. This is an unpaid position. Interning with Bethesda Big Train offers educational and networking opportunities, and course credit is available for college students. 

 

 

Qualifications:

College students 

Ability to work night and weekend events

Strong writing skills

Personal computer

Knowledge of baseball preferred

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 

•    Closely monitor games to create detailed post-game previews and 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 

•    Receive training in scorekeeping, soundboard, scoreboard operation to assist in operation during games

•    Assist event staff with operations set-up and post-game procedures as assigned, asisst in pregame and postgame cleanup

•    Attend away stadiums to cover the game

 

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 strong 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 will all forms of social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  This position will work side by side with our operations team throughout the summer but their main focus and responsibility will be to run our social media handles during games, 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 some away games

•    Closely monitor games and update social media with stats, game scores, and interesting or share worthy 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, including the cleanliness of the park

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

 

On Field Host Internship

Qualifications: 

College students

Ability to work night and weekend events

Strong personality

Knowledge of baseball preferred

Ability to speak in front of crowds

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

•    Introduce all sponsors and nonprofits to the crowd

•    Facilitate first pitch ceremony

•    Provide in-game entertainment for crowd through trivia questions and games

•    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, including the cleanliness of the park

 

 

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