Walla Walla Sweets to offer sports internship


WALLA WALLA - For the second consecutive year, the Walla Walla Sweets will offer aspiring sports professionals the opportunity to learn about the day-to-day operations of a professionally-run sports organization.

The internships, which start in late May and run through the middle of August, exposes participants to many facets of the behind-the-scenes operations of a profession baseball team. Sweets interns will gain experience in the primary areas of sports business, including marketing, ticket sales, sponsorship, stadium operations, community relations, and retail/merchandise sales.

The primary responsibility of Sweets interns on game-day is to be the driving force of the stadium operations team. Tasks include stadium set-up and breakdown, running on-field promotions, operating the guest services booth, working as an usher, ticket operations, and more.

When the team is on the road, interns will have the opportunity to work closely with our front office staff to learn the responsibilities and daily tasks of the various office departments such as graphic design, marketing, and sponsorships.

"Our internship program creates a unique opportunity for individuals," said Sweets' manager of operations Jordan Paden, a graduate herself of the internship program. "Interns will gain experience in all areas of the operations of a baseball team while also being a critical part in the success of our game-day operations."

These internships are paid. Interns will receive a monthly stipend, but will be required to find their own housing and transportation.

Visit here to find more information about the 2012 Sweets Internship Program.


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