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Somerset Patriots

2018 Public Relations Internship

Somerset Patriots Baseball Team
Bridgewater, NJ

The Six Time Atlantic League Champion Somerset Patriots (Bridgewater, NJ), a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, are looking for qualified individuals to fill internship positions during the 2018 season.

Program Description: Members of the Internship Program will be exposed to all facets of a Minor League Baseball organization and will gain practical, in-depth experience from one of the positions listed below.  Members will also gain valuable experience from a season long learning project that covers various aspects of sport management, including grass roots marketing, theme night creation and execution, ballpark entertainment, sales, video production, and business presentations.  Help with resumes and interviewing will also be covered.  Prospective candidates will be asked to note their preferred choice of position when applying, however, the Patriots will ultimately decide the position to offer you that best suits your skills and our needs.  Ideal candidates will be juniors or seniors in college or recent college graduates; however, freshman and sophomores are also welcome to apply.  

Compensation:  $750/month and college credit can also be earned if applicable to the student.

Time Frame/Work Schedule: (May 2018 – September 2018) Interns are expected to begin their internship as soon as they are done with classes for the spring semester and stay until one week before school starts the following year.  Graduated seniors are encouraged to stay until the season has concluded. Recent college graduates are expected to work from the beginning of the season (April) until the season has concluded. Hours are full time.  Interns are required to work the same amount of days and hours as the full time Front Office Staff.  There are 72 home games, additional outside events, and regular non-game day office hours that you will be required to work.  This includes nights, weekends and holidays. Interns will be required to sign a document indicating their start/end dates prior to acceptance of the position. No vacations will be permitted during the season.

Public Relations  (1 position available)

Assist the Vice President of Public Relations and Media Relations Manager with all aspects of media, public and community relations. Duties will also include taking pictures and videos during the games, sponsor relations, press releases, feature stories, tracking of information for the team, press box needs, daily game notes, mascot coordination, community events, and other duties as assigned.  Excellent organizational, management, sales and computer skills are necessary. Writing samples may be requested upon interview. Journalism, Communications and Public Relations majors are preferred, however, all majors are welcome to apply.

Please Note: Candidates MUST live within commuting distance or have housing in the Bridgewater area for the entire summer. Please be sure when applying to attach cover letters and resumes to be considered for an interview.

Intern Candidate’s resumes will be reviewed once submitted to the site.  Most interviews will take place from January through February and will be done on site at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ.  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 TD Bank Ballpark for an interview.  

No Phone Calls Please

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Do you have prior experience working in public relations either in sports or a different professional setting? If so, elaborate.

  3. Do you live within a one-hour drive of the Bridgewater, NJ Area? (Please answer Yes or No)

  4. Do you have housing available to you in within an hour drive of the Bridgewater, NJ Area? (Please answer Yes or No)

  5. Please state the name of the town in which you live and/or will have housing available to you: