Job Posting: Miami Marlins Baseball Analytics Internship

Position: Miami Marlins Baseball Analytics Internship

Location: Miami

Description:
The Baseball Analytics Intern will assist Baseball Operations decision-making through the analysis and research of baseball information. The specific day-to-day responsibilities of this position will vary depending on the baseball calendar, but will revolve around using data analysis to answer baseball-related questions, with a strong preference for a candidate possessing an established foundation of statistical, programming, and database skills. We are accepting both full year (January-December) and summer candidates at this time.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform advanced statistical analysis on large datasets in order to assist in the decision-making of the Baseball Operations department.
  • Expand upon Marlins analytical strategy by improving existing resources and creating new databases, models, applications, and reports.
  • Perform ad-hoc research projects as requested and present results in a concise manner.
  • Provide administrative support and complete general intern duties as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of and passion for the game of baseball.
  • Familiarity with current state of baseball research.
  • Ability to communicate baseball analytics concepts to individuals with diverse baseball backgrounds, including coaches, scouts, and executives outside of analytics.
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to self-direct.
  • Demonstrated baseball research and technical ability.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays during the season and commit to the full duration of the internship.

Suggested Education/Experience:

  • Currently enrolled in or completed undergraduate or graduate-level degree, preferably in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or a related field.
  • Experience with relational databases and SQL strongly preferred.
  • Experience with R strongly preferred, and experience with machine learning and other advanced prediction techniques a plus.
  • Experience with a scripting language (e.g. Python, Ruby, Perl) or web development a plus, with ability and desire to learn other languages as needed.
  • Baseball playing experience a plus.

To Apply:
Please email materials (resume, cover letter, research, etc.) to marlinsinternships@gmail.com.



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