Player Development Intern

Baseball Operations Seattle, Washington


Job Title: Player Development Intern
Department: Player Development
Reports To: Coordinator, Player Development
Status: Part-time, Nonexempt, Paid Internship
Dates: Must be available to start by March 3rd, 2020. End date is end of the 2020 season, September 2020. Preference will be given to candidates who can start by February 1st, 2020

Primary Objective:  Working in Player Development you will be fully immersed in our department, and given the resources to learn, grow, and develop over the course of the season. You will be assisting in day-to-day PD functions, providing vital resources to coaches and players, while gaining exiting experience.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide support in all areas of player development, including, but not limited to, video and data driven projects and administrative tasks.
  • Collaborate with Player Development personnel to create, organize, and develop tools to support processes and players throughout the year
  • Help with player evaluation and development through different research methods, backed with evidence through data and statistical analysis. 
  • Support other departments as needed including High Performance, Baseball Operations, and Scouting.
  • Provide additional statistical and video analysis, advanced scouting reports, and administrative reports.
  • Bring value to everyone around you by contributing with different day-to-day tasks.
  • Take initiative and bring creative ideas to help improve the organization.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred. Equivalent, relevant work or playing experience may be considered in lieu of formal education if approved by management.
  • Spanish speaking is a plus; but not required.
  • Programming Skills (including SQL, R & Python, etc.) is a plus; but not required.
  • Background in player evaluation is a plus; but not required.
  • Background in video is a plus; but not required.
  • Background in baseball related technology is a plus; but not required.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's):

  • Working knowledge of statistical baseball data and its application.
  • Working knowledge of baseball strategy and current in-game management trends
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated with a high degree of integrity; takes personal responsibility for getting things done in a way that positively and professionally represents the organization
  • Demonstrated initiative; thinks creatively and takes actions that create a positive outcome for the team