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2022 Summer Semester For Credit Externship/Education Program - Long Island Ducks Baseball (Central Islip · NY)

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2022 Summer Semester For Credit Externship/Education Program – Long Island Ducks Baseball 
 
The Four-Time Atlantic League champion Long Island Ducks (Central Islip, NY), a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, are pleased to offer qualified college students a For-Credit Externship opportunity during the 2022 Summer Semester.  This externship opportunity is for students who will receive credit towards their academic requirements as part of participating in this educational program.  The externship is unpaid and externs are not entitled to employment with the Club at the conclusion.  
  
Time Frame/Schedule: (Summer Semester) Students are expected to begin and end their externship in accordance to their school's Summer semester dates. 
We are looking for students that require a full time externship experience as part of their educational program requirements (400 - 600 hours).  They must receive college credit.
 
Program Description: 
All applicants must include a detailed cover letter.  Externs will receive exposure to multiple departments of the Long Island Ducks but the focus will likely be on 1-2 departments.    All majors are welcome to apply, though particular consideration will be given to candidates whose course of study relates to our business, including Sports Management, Marketing/Sales, Journalism, Communications, Operations and Public Relations. The Ducks value participants who are passionate, motivated, driven, innovative, forward thinking and committed!
 
Externs will receive exposure to all functional departments of a thriving, first-class professional baseball team.  Students can anticipate exposure to the following departments:
 
Ticket Sales/Operations:
Introduction to all aspects of ticketing at our ballpark.  Learn the life cycle of the ticketing process from sales to fulfillment to gameday experience for all tickets (season tickets, day of game, suites, groups, promotions, etc).  Exposure to ballpark operations, community appearances, promotions, and more.

Ballpark Operations/Maintenance:
Learn from the Ballpark Operations Manager and VP of Ops about daily operational set up and upkeep of our 6,002 seat facility.  
 
Promotions/Community Relations:
Learn from our Promotions  and Community Relations Coordinator about all aspects of pro sports marketing and community engagement, including children’s promotions, community events and engagement, street marketing, giveaways, etc.

Media/Public Relations:
Learn from our PR and Social Media departments about creating content, video editing, graphic design, community appearances, press box operations and more.




Applications will be considered only once submitted to the site.  Application must include detailed cover letter and an explanation of how participation relates to the candidate’s professional interests and course of study.  Interviews will be conducted on site at Fairfield Properties Ballpark in Central Islip, NY.  If you are contacted for an interview, you will be asked to provide some dates and times that you have breaks in classes that will allow you to come to the ballpark for an interview.  

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Questions:

  1. Do you currently have living arrangements on Long Island for this time period?

  2. Are you currently a college student that requires this type of full time opportunity in order to receive credit and graduate?

  3. Is there a particular reason you'd like to participate in this program and is there a specific department(s)? Why?

  4. This externship experience is a full time education that includes normal business hours plus all of our events/games. Are you able to devote your summer days and nights (weekends also) to this educational opportunity?

  5. Have you ever volunteered or worked in sporting events before?

  6. What are the start and end dates of your Summer semester?