Job Listing: Major League Team Internship

A Major League team is seeking a full-time intern for the 2013 season with a focus on analytics. The position is a paid internship and runs from the middle of February through the end of November.  It requires relocation and candidates must be prepared to work long hours as well as nights and weekends.

The internship will provide exposure to all departments within baseball operations. Responsibilities include overseeing updates to our baseball databases, monitoring the import of data feeds, assisting with general baseball ops related administrative tasks, maintaining databases and spreadsheets, staying current on external research, as well as supporting the department in other ways as directed.

Candidates must be passionate about baseball and be able to communicate effectively in an office environment.  A familiarity with current baseball research and analytics is required and experience with Microsoft SQL Server is preferred.  Demonstrated analytic skills, experience in statistical analysis software packages and knowledge of a scripting language are all pluses.

If you are interested, please forward your resume and cover letter to baseballintern2013@gmail.com.



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Matt Hunter
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Member
3 years 5 months ago

Um, this is odd.

Dave Cameron
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Member
3 years 5 months ago

Wait until you get to the second part of the interview, when you’re asked to wire $3,000 to help free a captive Nigerian king.

chuckb
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chuckb
3 years 5 months ago

I think I’ve already been offered the position then. I’d take it but I’ve used all my money to free my friend from kidnappers in Indonesia.

samuelraphael
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3 years 5 months ago

I always wanted to work for Mystery Team.

Well-Beered Englishman
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Well-Beered Englishman
3 years 5 months ago

An unnamed major league team seeks an intern to serve as a liaison to Scott Boras. Duties include arranging spa treatments, administering backrubs, plying grown men with champagne and whiskey, and never laughing in surprise or horror when a monetary figure is mentioned.

jim
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jim
3 years 5 months ago

i was about to make this same joke :/

Spraying Mantis
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3 years 5 months ago

THE SPRAYING MANTIS WILL DO IT

Bill
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Bill
3 years 5 months ago

Where was this 15 years ago? I could have turned my Jedi SQL and Perl skills into something fun and marketable. My guess is that the mystery team in the Florida Marlins and the intern’s duties will include playing center field.

Nick C
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Nick C
3 years 5 months ago

Probably left field. Justin Ruggiano’s got this.

Spraying Mantis
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3 years 5 months ago

I actually live in Miami and yeah, this just seems so Marlin to use a free gmail account. I applied for the Cubs director position as a joke yesterday. I might actually do this. Yinz guys aren’t tricking me into giving you my address, are you? Wilton Manors is a straight-up high crime area, sons.

Eric R
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Eric R
3 years 5 months ago

“An un-named Major League team” … “It requires relocation”

Maybe it is just me, but when I am applying for a job, it is nice to know at least loosely where they are going to expect you to go before I even bother applying.

The ‘made for this particular job description’ gmail email address seems pretty legit though.

Eric R
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Eric R
3 years 5 months ago

I googled that email address and the only hits are this thread. Either fangraphs has a serious in with the team/mlb to have sole possession of this info at this time– or someone is pranking us…

FWIW– if it is in upstate NY and a real job and I am free to not pull off long hours and weekends [so long as the outlined duties are completed], I’m certainly interested :)

Dave Cameron
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3 years 5 months ago

Jokes aside, I will vouch for the fact that this is a real job. We know who the team is.

Matt Hunter
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Member
3 years 5 months ago

Any reason why they won’t say which team? There aren’t many people that can just relocate anywhere in the country on a moment’s notice between February and November…

Dave Cameron
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3 years 5 months ago

I don’t know their reasons for keeping it secret. Maybe they just didn’t want to be flooded with resumes from locals who thought “ehh, screw it, it’s in my city, why not?” By taking location out of the mix, they’re likely to get a smaller pool of candidates, so perhaps it will make the interview process easier. I don’t know. I’m just speculating.

Eric R
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Eric R
3 years 5 months ago

So instead they’ll just get a flood of emails asking the questions that are nearly always part of the advertised job description

Matt Hunter
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Member
3 years 5 months ago

Thanks Dave. I guess most people who would apply live in their parents’ basement anyway, so maybe relocation isn’t an issue.

Anon21
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Anon21
3 years 5 months ago

FWIW– if it is in upstate NY and a real job and I am free to not pull off long hours and weekends [so long as the outlined duties are completed], I’m certainly interested :)

What part of “relocation required” did you not understand? If it is in upstate New York, they’ll simply trade you to another team to force you to relocate. Mystery Team always keeps its word.

camfrommaine41
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camfrommaine41
3 years 4 months ago

Okay so what does it matter are any of you qualified?? And no matter what team to get my foot in the door id sell hlt dogs. And do the job. When you are in the mlb you could be apart of many different organizations seems like a no brainer . And if you have to ask . You wont get the job. Dont ask whats for supper if your invited to dinner. -Cam from maine. Go tribe! @Camfrommaine

Dan
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Dan
3 years 5 months ago

Not applying because it might be in Arizona, and I don’t have a passport. I don’t want to be walking around wondering if the authorities can spot me as a Canadian.

Mike
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Mike
3 years 5 months ago

Absolutely applying. Fingers crossed.

gnomez
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gnomez
3 years 5 months ago

Honestly, this listing reads like something that should be posted on NotGraphs.

Bobby Abreu
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Bobby Abreu
3 years 5 months ago

I will take this job as long as I can work outdoors where there are no walls.

Spraying Mantis
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3 years 5 months ago

Done. Alright, lets see if the Twins want to mold the Mantis!

Nick
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3 years 5 months ago

Does this mean my Twins are expanding their advanced statistical analysis team from two guys to three? Or does it mean their existing intern quit because they signed Kevin Correia?

Randy
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Randy
3 years 4 months ago

According to the MLB website, all internships are in New York.

gnomez
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gnomez
3 years 4 months ago

According to ESPN, all MLB is in New York, or at least the Northeast.

Randy
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Randy
3 years 4 months ago

You’d think for free labor they’d tell you where it is located and train you. If you require a specific skill-set then pay for it.

Brett W
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Brett W
3 years 4 months ago

D’you read dat?

Daniel
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Daniel
3 years 4 months ago

Sent in a resume. I would have to drop class for the next two semesters if I got it,but it seems like a real opportunity.

ThatGuy
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ThatGuy
3 years 4 months ago

Thanks for sharing

Cheechmo
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Cheechmo
3 years 4 months ago

I feel like I’m being catfished

SeemsLegit
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SeemsLegit
3 years 4 months ago

Wow, this sounds absolutely fantastic!
A sweet ‘intern’ position requiring working long hours, weekends and relocation!
Here’s a tip – if you’re willing to relocate, come to Australia – where you actually earn a decent salary working standard hours, in a position slightly more senior than an ‘intern’.

Tristan
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Tristan
3 years 4 months ago

Baseball’s very big here in Australia…

DaCoach
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DaCoach
3 years 4 months ago

I’d love to take an interview. However my ankle monitor might pose some problems with the relocation.

SHANIQUA
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SHANIQUA
3 years 4 months ago

WOW IS THIS FO REAL?????I HAVE BEEN APPLYIN 2 JOBS 4 MONTHS NOW LONG TERM UMEMPLOYED…I HAVE 7 KIDS AND FOOD STAMPS ARENT ENOUGH TO SUPPORT THEM…BABY DADDYS DONT PAY THERE CHILD SUPPORT EITHER!!!!!!!I AINT INTO BASEBALL BUT A JOB IS A JOB…DIDNT HEAR BACK FROM WALMART OR MCDONALDS SO I WILL SEND IN MY RESUME…..IF THEY DONT CALL ME BACK AND HIRE ME IM GONNA SUE THEM FOR DISCRIMIATION!!!I VOTED 4 OBAMA SO HE WILL HELP ME SUE THEM FOR MONEY SO I DONT HAVE TO WORK ANYMORE!!!

champion88
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champion88
3 years 4 months ago

Did we ever find out what team this was for?

Tripp
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Tripp
3 years 4 months ago

It was the Blue Jays. I got an interview after sending in my resume but had to withdraw because I accepted an internship with another team before a decision was made.

Michael
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Michael
3 years 4 months ago

What club did you accept an internship with? How did you hear about that one?

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