Internships

Our intern program for college and local high school students is the perfect opportunity for those interested in sports management to get a taste of all aspects of the sports industry. Through our internships, we are able to provide an exposure to all aspects of game day and media operations, enhancing what our students have already learned within the classroom. With so many of our interns describing their experience as a Bird Intern as the ‘best summer of their lives’, it’s no wonder that so many of them go on to every level of sports industry in every league. Our college interns are guaranteed to not only receive college credit for their time and efforts, but gain firsthand experience that can later be applied to their careers.

Media/Marketing Team Interns:
The CCBL 2022 season typically starts the second week of June and ends the second week of August. Media Team Interns typically arrive 1 week prior to season start.

Applications and Deadlines:
Applications are reviewed, and positions filled on a rolling basis.  It is beneficial to submit your applications as soon as possible and strongly encouraged to be submitted by November 15, 2021. Individuals must provide their own transportation and housing.

To apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to
orleansfirebirds@gmail.com. Please identify desired position in subject line of email. 

Media/Marketing Team

For all Media/Marketing Team Intern Positions:

  • The candidate should have a proven skill set for the role they are applying for and a complete understanding of the game of baseball.

  • Previous work submission required for consideration.

  • All Media/Marketing Team members will be exposed to and required to participate in all our multi-media platforms.

  • Interns will collaborate with the Media/Marketing Coordinators in setting team goals.

 

 

Production Manager

  • Responsible for overseeing and setting up all broadcast equipment before each game. 

  • Manage the production of the game day program, including pre-production meetings.  This job allows for the individual to design and produce a 3-hour show, including play-by-play, advertising, sideline interviews, pre- and post-game shows and additional video content. 

 

Broadcasters (2) 

  • Broadcasters are part of the Firebirds Media/Marketing Team and will be exposed to and required to participate in our multi-media platforms; will work with the Media/Marketing Coordinators in setting team goals.

  • Prepare for each game by updating player information of both teams, learning the pronunciation of names, fact-checking updated stats and player transactions, and coordinating with opposing team broadcasters. 

  • Click here to view the full description

 

Videographers (2) 

  • This job includes designing the camera position and handling a remote camera in order to produce, film and edit content to support the broadcasting, sideline reporting and digital marketing teams. 

  • Participate in pre- and post-game production, as well as occasional non-game video productions, including the creation of a highlights video following each game which will be posted on the Firebirds website, YouTube and other social media platforms as well as being used in the game recap email. 

  • Click here to view the full description

 

Photographer (2)

  • Provide pre-, in-game and post-game still photography as well as at community, sponsor, and organizational events. 

  • Photographer must work as an integral part of a highly motivated, innovative, and collaborative Digital Marketing team to capture all aspects of the Firebirds baseball experience. 

Digital Marketing (2)

  • Responsible for creating and executing the in-season digital marketing strategy for the Firebirds which includes social media marketing (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, …), email marketing and web marketing. 

  • Work with the Photographers and Videographers to provide pre-, in-game and post-game coverage on social media, as well as work with the Community Relations Coordinator & Intern to cover the non-game events that take place throughout the season. 

 

Sideline Reporter

  • Provide pre-, in-game and post-game reports and interviews on game related, sports related, and human-interest stories at Firebirds games, as well as special interviews for website posting. 

  • Collaborate with play-by-play broadcasters and production crew on planning and executing pre- and post-game shows.

Journalist

  • Write game recaps for all Firebirds in-season and playoff games to be posted on the Firebirds website, social media and game recap email by 8:00 am the day following home games and 10:00 am for away games. 

  • Research and produce weekly features for website posting. 

Graphics

·       Conceptualize and develop creative content that portrays the Firebirds brand.

·       Design graphics and motion graphics to be used on social media during games, including but not limited to: lineup, score updates, final score, featured player, etc

Filled for 2022 Season

Filled for 2022 Season

Filled for 2022 Season

Baseball Operations

Analytics

Position for 2022 is filled

 

Director of Baseball Operations

Position for 2022 is filled

MLB Scout

Position for 2022 is filled

Game Day and Retail

Game Day Operations
The Orleans Firebirds Game Day Internship program is for highly motivated High School and College students that have an interest in the business of sport management. The program is designed to give you your first experience within the sports industry with an emphasis on game-day operations, retail sales, and customer service. The Internship typically starts the second week of June and ends the second week of August and would result in 20-40 hours a week.  The season will likely consist of 20 regular season home games and up to 6 playoff games.


Qualifications & Requirements:

  • A desire to pursue a career in the sport management field

  • Strong customer service skills

  • A fun and outgoing personality with a strong work ethic

 

Duties:

  • Assist with game set-up

  • Assist with post-game duties

  • Distribute Orleans Firebirds yearbooks to the community

  • Other duties as assigned


Hours:

  • 20-40 hours a week.

  • Approximately five hours a game (arriving 2 hours prior to the scheduled start of the game)

Head Retail (1)


Job Duties:
●    Responsible for supervising, organizing, and assisting retail, game day interns working retail, and volunteers.
●    All Retail Intern Job Duties and Requirements

Retail (2)


Job Duties:

Provide retail management assistance in the Home Plate Shop at Eldredge Park such as;  

  • Stocking and inventorying retail merchandise.

  • Pregame preparation of merchandise areas 

  • Cleaning and straightening of work space at home games as required.

  • Assist customers with finding and purchasing merchandise 

  • Accurately recording sales 

  • Post-game cleanup of merchandise areas 

  • Varied unexpected situations that may arise 

If available in the off season:

  • Assist with designing and purchasing merchandise 

  • Assist with fulfilling online orders and management of the online store website.

Job Requirements:

  • Must currently be a high school or college student 

  • Interest in retail management and hopefully baseball. 

  • Professional appearance

  • Highly organized self-starter with the ability to multitask & be pro-active

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 

  • Basic computer and writing skills

  • Be able to lift heavy bins and boxes (individually and with another person)

  • Available for all home games throughout the regular season, playoffs, Friday morning clinics 9-12, and special events.

  • Approximately 5 hours per game (arriving 2 hours prior to the scheduled start of the game)

  • Must provide their own housing and transportation.