Job Posting: Cleveland Indians Baseball Operations Intern

Position: Cleveland Indians Baseball Operations Intern

Location: Cleveland

To assist with virtually all facets of the Baseball Operations department while gaining exposure to the day-to-day operations of a Major League Baseball front office.


Baseball Operations:

  • Gather and coordinate information for baseball planning and decision-making.
  • Perform analytical, scouting, financial and/or statistical studies as assigned or as interest dictates.
  • Coordinate, collect and analyze video for studies and potential player acquisitions throughout the season (at the Trade Deadline, in the offseason, etc.).
  • Assist with negotiation planning, arbitration preparation and organization of contract information.
  • Interact with the front office, scouts, coaches and members of the baseball community.

Player Development:

  • Produce written and verbal player assessments by collecting, organizing and analyzing player data.
  • Coordinate the distribution of daily game reports to front office and field personnel.
  • Coordinate pitch-tracking and video-related game information.

Professional/Advance Scouting:

  • Coordinate the collection of relevant advance scouting information.
  • Analyze relevant statistics to evaluate and analyze performance trends.
  • Assemble and distribute advance scouting reports to Major League coaching staff and select front office personnel.
  • Assist with the coordination of video, stats, and other information on Major and Minor League players.
  • Produce written and verbal player assessments by collecting, organizing and analyzing player data.

Amateur/International Scouting:

  • Assist in the information-gathering and information-tracking processes.
  • Coordinate the day-to-day administrative needs of scouts and crosscheckers through frequent communication.
  • Assist in booking travel arrangements for various meetings/events/showcases.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Baseball knowledge or experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Familiarity with program languages: R, SQL, Python.
  • Knowledge of and exposure to sabermetrics; experience with baseball research.
  • Strong work ethic and initiative, attention to detail, and ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Qualified applicants must be motivated, well organized and detail-oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able and willing to travel.
  • Ability to work with multicultural populations and a commitment to fairness and equality.
  • Ability to act according to the organizational values at all times.
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationships with members of the Front Office.
  • Effective communication with both co-workers and guests.
  • Ability to work extensive hours, evenings and weekends required Ability to walk and/or stand for entire shift.
  • Ability to lift and transport items up to 25 lbs.
  • Reads, speaks and comprehends English effectively.
  • Ability to speak and comprehend Spanish is a plus.

To Apply:
Please apply here.

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Paul Swydan is the managing editor of The Hardball Times, a writer and editor for FanGraphs and a writer for He has written for The Boston Globe, ESPN MLB Insider and ESPN the Magazine, among others. Follow him on Twitter @Swydan.

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Freaking Dream Job! Too bad I have to work to pay bills…