WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Sweets are preparing to celebrate five seasons in the West Coast League.
As the fifth anniversary season approaches, the Sweets are once again looking for enthusiastic individuals for their internship program.
This season will mark the fourth year that 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, will expose participants to many facets of the behind-the-scenes operations of a professionally-run 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.
“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. “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.”
These internships are paid. Interns will receive a monthly stipend, and out of town interns will have the option to be placed with a host family to help with the cost of living. Visit website wallawallasweets.com/club/jobs to find more information about the 2014 Sweets Internship Program.