Martha's Vineyard Sharks: Internship Program
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.
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
Game-day areas of responsibility include:
Interns will work with the team's photographer taking digital pictures and videos during games, which will be posted on the Sharks 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
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