Martha's Vineyard Sharks: Internship Program
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.
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. 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. Interns must provide their own mode of reliable transportation. Do keep in mind that the Vineyard has a very good bus system.
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.
Please download the form below, complete and send with your resume and references to:
or mail to:
Martha’s Vineyard Sharks
P.O. Box 2031
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568