The New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, Somerset Patriots are looking for qualified individuals to fill internship positions during the 2022 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 and/or recent 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: (April 2022 – September 2022) 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 expected 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 69 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
Ticket Operations (3 positions available)
Assist the Front Office with all ticketing aspects at ballpark. Duties may include but are not limited to sale, maintenance, and fulfillment of all tickets (season tickets, day of game, hospitality suites, and groups). Candidates will also assist with all day-to-day operations of the ticket office including, but not limited to, working with customers and other duties as assigned. Candidates will also track marketing activities for the box office as well as maintain statistical data that will assist us in our overall marketing plan. Candidates will also report directly to the Vice President of Ticketing, and Director of Ticketing for the execution of group sales responsibilities. These may include, but are not limited to, order fulfillment, help administering the Somerset Patriots Kid’s Club, game day preparation of group areas around the ballpark, customer service, game day support in various areas, sales, lead generation, theme night development and execution, and administering birthday parties and other group areas in the ballpark during games. Excellent organizational, computer, communication and customer service skills are necessary. Experience with ticketing a plus but not required. All majors are welcome to apply.
Promotions and Marketing Department (2 positions available)
Candidates will be assisting the Director of Marketing with a variety of promotions and marketing efforts. Day of Game duties will include assisting with the coordination of pre-game ceremonies and entertainment, setting up and running between-innings promotions. Candidates will also play an integral role in non-game day planning and preparation, including researching potential promotions and theme nights, as well as developing new scoreboard graphics, videos and music. There also may be special event management responsibilities based on availability, such as our Pre-Season FanFest, annual charity Golf Outing, and more.
Candidates will also assist the Senior Vice President of Marketing by helping with the marketing of every Somerset Patriots game via the team's mobile app, external event loading websites, various in-ballpark marketing opportunities, and more. The Marketing Interns will also be responsible for putting together the Proof of Performance packages for sponsors throughout the season. This will include gathering appropriate photographs, identifying all points of client exposure, and extensive Power Point work to build the presentations.
Excellent organizational skills and computer skills are necessary. All majors are welcome to apply.
Ballpark Operations (3 positions available)
Assist the Vice President of Operations, and the Director of Operations with daily operational set up of TD Bank Ballpark. Stadium Operations will be responsible for the general maintenance of the ballpark on non-game days and game days. This includes setting up the ballpark for all events and all aspects of making sure the facility is clean and operational, and supply inventory is kept thoroughly. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, management, scheduling, and assigning of ushers/ticket takers, parking employees, retail store employees, and game day merchandise hawkers. Excellent organizational, time management, and computer skills are necessary. 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.