Red Wings Internship Opportunities Available

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2015 interns Jazzi Chadwick and Anthony LaFica work with Assistant Director of Ticket Operations, Eric Friedman. (John Smillie)

By Rochester Red Wings | October 17, 2017 2:13 PM ET

ROCHESTER RED WINGS INTERNSHIPS

The Rochester Red Wings internship program is a great learning experience. Available to college Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, Red Wings interns will have the opportunity to get directly involved and gain hands on experience and training in various aspects of Minor League Baseball including marketing, sales, ticket operations, customer service, public relations, graphic design and many other aspects of the sports industry. The interns train directly with the front office staff to get an overview of all of the different positions. The internship requires a great amount of dedication throughout the baseball season.

We are looking for dedicated, resilient and driven people who would not only perform well in these capacities but who are passionate about baseball. This experience must be for college credit and all interns must be enrolled in school. The internship is an unpaid position, though the Red Wings will provide each intern with a credit reimbursement of up to $750 or $400 (based on approved paperwork, through your school). During certain times of the program, the interns will be asked to complete "labor related tasks" to support the team, in these instances, interns (if agreeable) will receive minimum wage ($10.40) during that time.

The Red Wings have internships starting in January and May. All of our interns learn through the end of the season (late August or early September) or until they return to college. This internship is a great start for people interested in pursuing a career in sports or the entertainment industry. Individuals may serve as an intern for one cycle, only. Repeat applicants are not accepted. Below are the requirements and responsibilities of each position.

 

COMMUNICATIONS/MEDIA RELATIONS - THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED FOR THE 2018 SEASON
Full-Time Internships Available: 1 (In-Season)

This position will assist the Director of Communications, Nate Rowan, in all aspects of the department. Learning experiences will include but not be limited to: production of team publications, writing press releases, postgame website stories, feature stories, updating statistical information and handling media requests. Other duties may be assigned by other departments, as needed.

Students should be pursuing a degree in Sports Management, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field. Applicants are required to have a strong writing background, strong communications skills and knowledge of baseball rules. Students must be proficient using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel). Basic Adobe inDesign and Photoshop experience a plus.

The position has a start date of March 1 and will run through September 7, the last week of the season (willing to be flexible for the right candidate). Students will help at all 70 home games and most weekdays when the team is on the road. Applicants will be expected to be available for the entire season.

To apply, please email Director of Communications, Nate Rowan with a cover letter and resume attached here.

 

ON-FIELD EMCEE INTERNSHIP - THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED FOR THE 2018 SEASON

The Rochester Red Wings are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, and passionate individual to be a voice and face of the team as the On-Field Emcee for the 2018 season. The individual will be an integral part of the in-game entertainment experience at Frontier Field.

The Wings are looking for a strong vocal talent with excellent enunciation skills, strong public speaking and improvisation skills and the ability to speak extemporaneously to large crowds. Must be able to be present nights and weekends in accordance with the game schedule.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
1. Comfortable speaking in front of large crowds
2. Applicants must be a Broadcast Journalism major looking to pursue an "On Air" career in radio or television
3. Great sense of humor
4. Ability to understand game scripts and adapt quickly to changes
5. Bring a creative mind and help to brainstorm new ideas to keep the Red Wings on-field entertainment fresh and fun
6. Ability to work 20-25 games
7. Ability to move around the ballpark to meet all promotional and activation requirements
8. Ability to engage and interact with fans
9. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Intern must be able to work 20-25 games. For a typical 7:05 pm game, intern would arrive at 3 pm and leave roughly 30 minutes after the completion of the game. 

This internship has a start date of mid-April with an end date at the conclusion of the season (early September). 

Applicants need to submit a resume, cover letter and 60-second video to Tim Doohan at TimD@RedWingsBaseball.com.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP
Part-Time Internships Available: 2 (1 intern January-April & 1 intern April-September)

Learn to design high profile portfolio pieces to include pocket schedule; season tickets and ticket book package; yearbook cover, promo ads and content; media guide cover; reply mailer; Legends card set; Red Wings Hall of Fame poster; print ad templates; TV game graphics; video board graphics; website fan wallpapers; social network sites' overall look; merchandise designs; and more. Flexible hours based on class/job schedule. iMac with recent CS software available for on-site projects. In order to complete this internship, student must put together a full portfolio.

To apply, please email Director of Corporate Development, Nick Sciarratta (NickS@RedWingsBaseball.com) and Social Media and Promotions Manager, Tim Doohan (TimD@RedWingsBaseball.com) with a cover letter and resume attached.

 

ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP
Part-Time Internships Available: 1 (January - May)


The accounting internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills she or he may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest, and apply them in a professional setting. He or she will gain a better understanding of the role that finance can play in a sports setting, and be better prepared to work in the arena of accounting. The student filling this position will handle a wide range of important duties. Responsibilities include: Assist with month-end financial reports, help create journal entries, help with accounts receivable, payable and bank statement reconciliations, special projects, balance sheet reconciliation, train with controller on yearly budget efforts, assist in the monthly tracking of our physical inventory. Applicants should be an Accounting major proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and excellent communication skills are all essential to this position.

To apply, please email Controller, Michelle Schiefer with a cover letter and resume attached here.

 

VIDEO PRODUCTION INTERNSHIPS
Part-Time Internships Available: 4

Interns in the Video Production department will learn video production skills and job related experiences relating to video editing, photo manipulation, motion graphics, and camera operation.

Candidates must be present for all home games with some additional time required when the team is on the road. Internship runs from March/April until the end of season or until candidate needs to return to school.

Applicants should be Film, Television, Media, Graphic Design or Animation majors with proficiency in Adobe products, such as Photoshop, Premiere, and After Effects. 

To apply, please email Director of Video Production, Matt Miller with a cover letter and resume attached here.

 

COMMUNICATIONS/ONLINE CONTENT - THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED FOR THE 2018 SEASON
Part-Time Internships Available: 1 (Pre-season)

This internship, which runs from January - April trains the intern to compile player profile/stats for website, media guide and yearbook; basic yearbook layout and sales tracking; sales proposal writing and involvement by learning advertising sales, client interaction; pre-season Media Day, Opening Day, and game day experiences including stats, press box, photo journalism. Schedule is flexible, 10-12 hours a week. Above average writing skills and baseball knowledge necessary. Will include training in Dreamweaver/Fireworks software and MiLB.com website content management system.

This position begins in January with an end date in May.

To apply, please email Director of Corporate Development, Nick Sciarratta with a cover letter and resume attached here.

 

COMMUNICATIONS/ONLINE CONTENT INTERNSHIPS- THESE POSITIONS HAS BEEN FILLED FOR THE 2018 SEASON
Part-Time Internships Available: 4 (In-Season)


This position will share responsibilities with both the Director of Corporate Development, Nick Sciarratta, and Director of Communications, Nate Rowan. Learning experiences will include, but are not limited to: compiling daily press clippings, writing game previews and recaps, writing feature articles for RedWingsBaseball.com, press box operations, statistical research, coordinating interviews between media and Red Wings players, coaches and front office members, compiling game notes, retrieving/formatting stats, and preparing lineup/roster/statistics.

At least 2 interns will help at each home game on a rotating basis. Additionally, interns will assist with select games when the team is on the road, also on a rotating basis.

  • For home games beginning at 6:35 or 7:05 p.m.: 1 intern from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1 intern will be from 5 p.m. to the end of the game.
  • For afternoon/morning home starts: 1 intern from 9 a.m. until the end of the game.
  • For most evening road games: 1 intern from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help with game notes and other office duties, 1 intern will cover the game from home (generally 6-7 p.m. starts) via MiLB.tv or listening to the voice of the Red Wings, Josh Whetzel, and composing a recap at the conclusion of the game.

Students should be majors in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Sports Management or a related field. Requires strong writing and communication skills and baseball knowledge. Must be proficient using the Microsoft Office suite. Basic Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Fireworks experience a plus.

This position has a start date of April 1 with an end date at the conclusion of the season. Applicants will be expected to be available for the entire season (through at least September 5) but the Red Wings will be flexible with the right students who require a late start or early departure because they attend a college or university out of the Rochester area.

To apply, please email Director of Corporate Development, Nick Sciarratta with a cover letter and resume attached here.

 

GROUP TICKETS/SALES INTERNSHIPS - THESE POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED FOR THE 2018 SEASON
Full-Time Internships Available: 5


Interns in the Groups Sales Department will receive a well-rounded experience within all areas of ticket sales, including individual game operations and group sales. This internship requires strong communication skills, along with attention to detail. All interns learn alongside full-time staff members, and are exposed to departmental objectives that reach organizational goals. Group sales interns will be trained to make outgoing sales calls and will participate in these regularly.

Internship also includes exposure and learning in each of the areas below:
• Promotions & Marketing - you may learn how to handle all of the details related to contest coordination, between inning contests, coordinating sponsor nights, player and mascot appearances, and game day activities.
• Pre-game - The preparation required to have our stadium up and running for all home games requires a tremendous attention to detail. As an intern you will learn how to prepare for such activities and in most cases prepare areas as well.

This internship has a start date of January with an end date at the conclusion of the season (or until the student returns to school).

THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIALS FOR THIS INTERNSHIP IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

To apply, please email Director of Group Sales, Bob Craig with a cover letter and resume attached here.

 

SEASONAL GAME DAY INTERNSHIPS - THESE POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED FOR THE 2018 SEASON
Part-Time Internships Available: 3


The Seasonal Game-day Internship includes exposure and learning in each of the areas below:
• Promotions & Marketing - you may learn how to handle all of the details related to contest coordination, between inning contests, coordinating sponsor nights, player and mascot appearances, and game day activities.
• Pre-game - The preparation required to have our stadium up and running for all home games requires a tremendous attention to detail. As an intern you will learn how to prepare for such activities and in most cases prepare areas as well. 

Seasonal Game-day Interns must be available for every home Red Wings game from their start date to their end date.

This position has a start date of April or May with an end date at the conclusion of the season (or until the student returns to school).

THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIALS FOR THIS INTERNSHIP IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

To apply, please email Social Media and Promotions Manager, Tim Doohan with a cover letter and resume attached here.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNSHIP
Part-Time Internships Available: 1


Ideal candidate is a current photography/photojournalism major who is willing to bring equipment and shoot action/crowd/marketing shots at 20-25 Red Wings home games while learning what good photography is in the sports industry. Flexible schedule beginning April 9. Reliable transportation required. Photos will be used with student's photo credit in a variety of published places including RedWingsBaseball.com, MiLB.com, team baseball card set, team photo collage, marketing and ticket print pieces, yearbook. In order to complete this internship, student must put together a full portfolio.

To apply, please email Director of Corporate Development, Nick Sciarratta with a cover letter and resume attached here.

 

OFF-SEASON SALES TRAINING PROGRAM - THESE POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED FOR THE 2018 SEASON
Positions Available: 7-8

The Rochester Red Wings are in search of candidates for our Off-Season Sales Training Program. This opportunity will not only provide students with a means to earn income but also gain invaluable sales experience.

We will begin conducting interviews beginning in Mid-November.The program will begin the evening of Monday, February 26, 2018 and continue until Thursday, April 5th. There will be additional sales nights throughout April. 

The position description is as follows:
- All applicants will interview for the position
- Interviews may be scheduled via phone or email
- Approximately seven/eight candidates will be awarded a position, being notified by mid-January at the latest.
- Mandatory training will take place in the beginning of February (Date TBD)
- Those selected will be required to work three evenings per week at the Red Wings Front Office from 5:30-8:00pm (calls are not made on Fridays). There's an option to work all four nights. 
- Participants will be paid an hourly minimum wage plus commission ($4.50 per new sale and $2.50 per renew sale).

To apply, please email Group Sales & Ticket Rep. Mike Ewing with a cover letter and resume attached to Mewing@RedWingsBaseball.com.

 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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