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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  1. I always wanted to work for Mystery Team.

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    • Well-Beered Englishman says:

      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.

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    • jim says:

      i was about to make this same joke :/

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  2. THE SPRAYING MANTIS WILL DO IT

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  3. Bill says:

    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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. Eric R says:

    “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.

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  6. Eric R says:

    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 :)

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    • Dave Cameron says:

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

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      • Matt Hunter says:

        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…

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      • Dave Cameron says:

        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.

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      • Eric R says:

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

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      • Matt Hunter says:

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

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    • Anon21 says:

      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.

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      • camfrommaine41 says:

        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

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  7. Dan says:

    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.

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  8. Mike says:

    Absolutely applying. Fingers crossed.

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  9. gnomez says:

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

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  10. Bobby Abreu says:

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

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

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  12. Nick says:

    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?

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  13. Randy says:

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

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  14. Randy says:

    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.

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  15. Daniel says:

    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.

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  16. Cheechmo says:

    I feel like I’m being catfished

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  17. SeemsLegit says:

    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’.

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  18. DaCoach says:

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

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  19. SHANIQUA says:

    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!!!

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  20. champion88 says:

    Did we ever find out what team this was for?

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