Walla Walla Sweets seeking interns for 2014

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Potential interns can step up to the plate for the Walla Walla Sweets baseball team.

The community’s West Coast League team is looking for aspiring sports professionals for its internship program.

The paid internships offer a chance to learn about the day-to-day operations of a professionally run sports organization, according to an announcement.

They start in late May and run through mid-August. Sweets interns get experience in marketing, ticket sales, sponsorship, stadium operations, community relations, and retail/merchandise sales. On game day the primary responsibility is to stadium operations, including stadium setup and breakdown, running on-field promotions, operating the guest services booth, ushering, ticket operations and more.

When the team travels, the interns work with the front office staff to learn various duties of the departments, including graphic design, marketing and sponsorships.

“Over the last few years we have worked hard to develop an internship program that introduces individuals to the inner workings of a professionally run baseball franchise,” said Sweets’ General Manager Katie Baxter in the announcement. “Our interns are critical to the success of our season and we have been fortunate to work with intelligent and motivated students in the past. We look forward to hiring equally energetic and capable individuals this year.”

Interns also receive a monthly stipend, and out-of-town interns are offered the option of being placed with a host family to assist with the cost of living. For more details, visit wallawallasweets.com/club/jobs.

Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 526-8321.

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