The Somerset Patriots (Bridgewater, NJ), The Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, are looking for qualified individuals to fill internship positions during the 2021 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 in the marketing and promotions department. 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. 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: (May 2021 – September 2021): 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 70 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.
Promotions and Marketing Department (1 position available):
Candidates will be assisting the Director of Marketing with day of game promotions and special events. Duties will include assisting with setting up and running on-field promotions on game days. Candidates will also play an integral role for in-game entertainment, including researching and preparing new scoreboard graphics, videos and music. There will also be special event management - including our annual Golf Outing - and more that will need assistance. In-game responsibilities will also include the capturing of sponsored content and signage, promotions and group outings for proof of performance purposes.
Assist the Senior Vice President of Marketing with data entry in marketing every Somerset Patriots game via event loading websites, and helping with the team’s mobile app, creating promotions, MyReward codes and more. Interns will also put together proof of performance packages for sponsors and group clients throughout the season. Excellent organizational skills and computer skills are necessary. All majors are welcome to apply.
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, social media engagement, proof of performance collection, 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.
Retail Merchandising (1 Position Available):
Candidates will work closely with the Senior Director of Merchandise on a daily basis to help execute all of the requirements of the retail & promotional merchandising department. Duties may include but are not limited to assisting in daily operations and management of retail store, inventory management, promotional strategies, giveaway promotion ideas, and online store fulfillment.
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.
Grounds Crew Internship
Position: The Somerset Patriots, the new Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, have summer internships available on the grounds crew for 2021. The internship runs May-August with a flexible start/end date and will assist with maintaining the field and grounds at TD Bank Ballpark.
Interns are responsible for working any scheduled home games and events during the summer plus select non-game days averaging 20 workdays per month and will receive compensation and college credit where applicable.
Ideal candidate should have an interest in sports turf management, be reliable, and have a strong work ethic.
No experience is necessary but candidates with prior grounds experience are preferred.
Qualified applicants will be asked to set up an initial phone interview followed by a brief in-person interview at TD Bank Ballpark.
Job Description: Assist with all aspects of grounds maintenance including infield dirt and clay work, bullpen repair, field painting, mowing, tarp pulls, landscaping, set up for batting practice / games, and other duties as assigned. Training is provided on various grounds equipment including mowers, infield pro, edgers, trimmers, blowers, and utility vehicles. Interns must be able to work long hours in various weather conditions including nights, weekends, and holidays depending on the game schedule. Rotating shifts are used on game days to minimize excessive hours and off days are scheduled when the team is on the road.
Positive attitude with willingness to learn and meet new challenges
Must be 18 yrs or older and able to meet physical demands of job
Enrollment in a 2 or 4 yr turf management or related program required
Must reside within reasonable commuting distance of ballpark (45 min max)
Adherence to company handbook and policies
To Apply: Send resume AND cover letter to Dan Purner, Head Groundskeeper at [email protected]