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Martha's Vineyard Sharks: Internship Program

Internship Program

  • New York Yankees
  • NESN
  • Reading Phillies

Just to name a few of the major sports venues where some of our interns have gained employment after spending an internship with the Sharks.

 

ALL PICTURES ON THIS WEB PAGE ARE PROVIDED BY TEAM PHOTOGRAPHER CAROL CHRISTOPHER

 


 

We are looking for individuals that have an interest in the business of sports management, advertising and / or marketing.  You need to be highly motivated and a hard worker as you will be responsible for assisting in the operations of the organization and will be given major responsibilities. The Sharks are a summer collegiate baseball team that utilizes many volunteers in order to make it a successful operation.  You will be interactive with fans, sponsors, vendors, players and coaches, so it is imperative that a positive attitude be maintained throughout the baseball season. 

Interns will report the first week of June, if not sooner, and work through mid-August. You will be requested to stay two or three days after the conclusion of the season to close down operations for the year. Interns are “volunteers” and do not get paid. You may take other jobs as long as they don't interfere with our schedule; the Sharks will help find you part-time jobs. College “credit” may be available, but that is to be defined by your school.

The Sharks will follow in the tradition of minor league baseball, i.e. offering internships to high school and college students. The interns working for the Sharks will be involved with marketing of the team, communications, writing press releases, public relations, fund raising and photography. 

REQUIREMENTS

To serve as an intern, you must have your own accommodations during the baseball season, i.e. housing and meals. You can discuss your housing options with the intern coordinator, Dianne Powers. Interns must provide their own mode of reliable transportation. Do keep in mind that the Vineyard has a very good bus system.

2014 VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP INFORMATION

General responsibilities:

  • Work with the administrative team of the Sharks in executing the operational plan for the season.
  • Be involved in marketing and community relations, which will be an ongoing need both before and during the season.
  • Work with the players and coaches who will be instructing kids attending our camps and personal skill sessions.

Game-day areas of responsibility include: 

  • Arrive at the baseball field at least two hours before game time AND stay after the game until the surrounding grounds and parking lot are cleaned and all chairs and supplies put in storage.
  • Work with team PA announcers in preparation of pre and post-game and between innings entertainment.
  • Assist with 50:50 raffle to gather donations from fans in the stands.
  • Assist at the food, apparel and souvenir concession stands.
  • Count attendance.
  • Keep grounds clean during the game.
  • Welcome fans at the gate and assist fans by walking through the crowds.
  • Manage and operate the Pointstreak electronic scorecard application.
  • Provide the Coach and staff with statistical printouts before each game.
  • Assist with game day sales and coordinate ticket sales for sponsor nights and group sales.
  • Promotions & marketing – you will assist with contest coordination, between inning contests, coordinating sponsor nights, player and mascot appearances, and all game day activities.  This requires interaction with various local businesses that are major sponsors. 
  • Assist our website manager with information on a daily basis to keep our site current.
  • You may be called upon to arrange for travel for road trips.
  • You may be responsible for broadcasting home games via the Internet. 
  • You may be responsible for producing video snippets of the game as well as pre-game and / or post-game shows. 

Photography:

Interns will work with the team's photographer taking digital pictures and videos during games, which will be posted on the Sharks website. 

Website:

Besides posting pictures and videos on the website, you may be involved in writing recaps of each game that will be posted.

Please think about the time commitment, other job(s) you may need to find to support yourself, your housing needs, your mode of transportation and what intern position best fits your qualifications.



Amelia Durawa, photography intern, from MVRHS

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Endicott's Madison Strickland doing a Tom Brady with a T-shirt.

2012: Carissa Harris from Widener University in Chester PA windsup to throw one past a Sharks player between innings.

2012: Matt Cook (pitcher), Carissa Harris & Charlotte McGoldrick doing a 50-50 raffle

2013: Paul Gaffney College of Holy Cross

2013: Jeff Tiedemann from Eastern Connecticut State University, watches carefully during the Dizzy Bat Race.

Madison Strickland (2012 and 2013) with a Sharks cup, Sharks baseball cap and a Sharks T-shirt