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Intern, Education - USA Baseball (Durham · NC)

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Internship: Internship
Internship Start and End Dates: February 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022

All USA Baseball employees will "work-from-home" for the 2022 season. All employees will be expected to work remotely during business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET, unless otherwise directed by your supervisor or during USA Baseball sanctioned events. If assigned to work an event, employees will operate on-site at an assigned facility. USA Baseball will implement strict COVID-19 guidelines for all events in 2022 in order to protect the long-term health and safety for its employees and participants.
 
Position Reports To: Assistant Director, Education 
 
The Education Intern contributes to the execution of the strategic plan for USA Baseball’s governance within the amateur game. This individual will be part of a team that is working jointly with Major League Baseball (MLB) on the improvement of the experience within amateur programming, increasing participation rates and improving player safety. This is a full-time internship, which will report to Assistant Director of Education.
 
USA Baseball will work alongside its partners at MLB on the continued proliferation of new programming that will target three main areas; health and safety, participation, and governance. The organization will be the day-to-day lead on the operation of these initiatives while receiving logistical, political, and financial support from MLB. 
 
USABaseball.com, the organization’s primary communication vehicle with its constituents, fans and event participants, is hosted and supported by Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) through a long-term strategic business partnership.  The partnership with MLBAM also includes support for PlayBall.org and PitchSmart.org. The organization’s educational and athlete safety content can be found at USABDevelops.com. In addition to these websites and associated blogs, USA Baseball maintains a rapidly evolving social media presence on Facebook (279,000+ followers), Twitter (171,000+ followers) and Instagram (568,000+ followers).
 
Position Responsibilities:
  • Create and post content for educational initiatives, including the USA Baseball Develops blog
  • Create and manage social media schedule for educational assets for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Provide support on MLB youth and health related initiatives, such as Pitch Smart
  • Research and analyze existing trends within baseball and other sports
  • Participate in program and course creation from conceptual to launch phase
  • Provide support and assist in the creation of USA Baseball Mobile Coach App updates
  • Manage USA Baseball Develops monthly newsletter
  • Research and explore educational initiatives to increase USA Baseball alumni involvement within the organization
  • Perform a range of operational duties associated with new programs and events developed within the department 
 
Qualifications:
  • All candidates must demonstrate computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Must have an excellent attitude and work well in a team setting
  • Flexible and adaptable work schedule for changing organizational needs
  • Ability to work remotely and virtually
  • Passionate about growing the game of baseball
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous program research and event management experience
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the game of baseball
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
 
Required Education:
  • Completed or working towards the completion of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree

 Additional Information:
USA Baseball is the National Governing Body for the sport of baseball in the United States and is a member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and the World Baseball Softball Confederation. The organization selects and trains the Olympic, Pan Am, Premier 12 and World Baseball Classic teams (and all other USA Baseball Professional Teams); the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team; the USA Baseball 18U, 15U and 12U National Teams; and the USA Baseball Women’s National Team, all of which participate in various international competitions each year. 



The organization is responsible for the proliferation and health of the sport, and leads a number of amateur initiatives including PLAYBALL and Pitch Smart. USA Baseball also presents the Golden Spikes Award annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country. 



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.