Newport, RI – The application window to join the Newport Gulls Baseball Club as a 2018 / 2019 Intern is now open via the team’s official website,www.newportgulls.com. Internships are currently available for the Winter & Spring as well as throughout the Summer.
Winter/ Spring Interns will focus on the planning and execution of the 2019 Newport Gulls Hall of Fame Event as well as preparing for the 2019 Summer Season. Winter / Spring Media Interns will release information on player signings, update fans on “Gulls in the Pros”, and additional content to keep the Gulls faithful up to date in the offseason. Although continuation of your internship is recommended throughout the Summer if interning in the Winter/ Spring, it is not required and being asked back will be contingent on performance.
The Gulls internship program is widely regarded across the country for providing exciting opportunities to college students and recent graduates to learn what it takes to operate one of the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball team. Interns in a variety of team departments – including baseball and game day operations, broadcast operations and media relations, marketing, and public relations – learn to work together over the course of the summer season to operate every aspect of the organization, all while managing game nights in front of thousands of fans at historic Cardines Field.
Countless Gulls interns have used their experiences with the team to find success in their fields of choice, including starting careers with organizations such as the New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, Providence Bruins, and Pawtucket Red Sox, among many others.
The Gulls internship program has expanded over the years to welcome applicants looking to hone a variety of skills while managing the team’s summer operations in a fun, challenging, fast-paced environment. Summer internships run from Mid- May through Mid-August, and interns are expected to attend all of the team’s 22 home games, in addition to maintaining regular office hours in accordance with their area of responsibility.
The team’s Baseball Operations and Game Day Operations departments feature a wide variety of opportunities, including running ballpark operations, working closely with players & coaches, maintaining sponsor relations, coordinating the team’s mascots & events, managing security and gate volunteers, planning pregame ceremonies, running contests and in-between innings games, and handling ticket operations. Interns often learn and take on a variety of different roles and leadership opportunities over the course of the summer season, cross-training in numerous areas.
The Gulls Media Operations department has set the standard for summer collegiate baseball broadcasts nationally and includes on-air broadcast roles as play-by-play announcer and field reporter. Writing opportunities are available, including managing website content, writing game notes, feature stories, and game recaps, and running the team’s popular social media accounts. Opportunities are also open to be the team’s 2019 official scorer, or work in the broadcast production staff as a producer, camera operator, photographer, or videographer.
Marketing opportunities include graphic design, sponsor relations, coordinating ticket fundraising efforts with local non-profits, community relations, and directing the team’s popular summer camp & reading programs. Game night roles include fan entertainment and hosting pregame ceremonies, among other opportunities.
The Gulls also offer specialized internships working in the dugout with the team’s medical staff as an assistant to the trainer.
All Gulls internships are available for academic credit; interns are volunteers and are responsible for their own housing arrangements. Meals are provided at all home games, in addition to team apparel and other special opportunities.
Applicants are advised to visit www.newportgulls.com and click on “Intern Application” under the Front Office tab for more information and should specify areas of interest and existing skills when applying.
All intern applications should be sent to General Manager Chuck Paiva via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and should, at a minimum, include a cover letter and complete resume.
Applicants for media operations positions should include a writing sample or links to previous work, where applicable.
The Newport Gulls internship program is highly competitive and provides an unforgettable learning experience in a setting that is exciting, historic, and truly unique in all of summer collegiate baseball.
The Newport Gulls are members of the 13-team New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL), are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded as the Rhode Island Gulls in 1998 in Cranston, R.I., before moving to Newport in 2001. In addition to recruiting, fielding, and developing a team of the nation’s top collegiate baseball athletes and attracting 50,000 fans annually to Cardines Field, the predominantly volunteer organization strives to benefit the entire community of Newport County via summer camps, reading programs, fundraisers, scholarships, and charitable donations – totaling over $1 million since 2001. The Gulls are six-time champions of the NECBL – the winningest franchise in league history – and were ranked as the overall No. 1 summer collegiate baseball team in the country by Perfect Game USA in 2012.