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March 7, 2011

BP Unfiltered

2011 Internships Available

by Dave Pease

Baseball Prospectus is looking for interns for 2011.  We're looking for applicants for the spring (or immediately, if available now) and summer academic quarters.  Before applying, please ensure that you can devote at least 10 hours per week to tasks including, but not limited to, interesting and rewarding baseball stuff.  Internships are unpaid other than the famous free Baseball Prospectus Premium subscription for life, and you must receive college credit for your internship.

Baseball Prospectus interns have the opportunity to do great things. Editorial interns will immediately contribute to the operations of a site that publishes dozens of articles per week.  Many interns have contributed bylined content during their internships, and others have worked extensively on Baseball Prospectus book projects.  One of them even turned into Boy Wonder Ben Lindbergh.  Technical interns can lead the production on complete durable products, as former BP super-intern Ben Murphy did with the Player Forecast Manager. Baseball Prospectus interns have gone on to work part- or full-time in the industry, and there are many former Baseball Prospectus interns in front offices around the major leagues.
 
Please be sure your application email includes the period you wish to work.
 
EDITORIAL
 
Baseball Prospectus is looking for talented editorial interns.  Strong candidates will offer many of the following:
  • English, History, or Journalism background.
  • An interest in writing and editing and an awareness of good grammar and proper punctuation.
  • Solid writing samples.
  • Interest in doing research, whether it be of an internet or library nature.
  • Familiarity with Excel, HTML, XML a plus.
  • Desktop publishing experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of and interest in baseball, of course.
Please submit resume and writing sample to jobs@baseballprospectus.com with email subject "Editorial Intern Applicant".
 
TECHNICAL
 
Baseball Prospectus is looking for talented technical interns.  Strong candidates will offer many of the following:
  • Graphic design, LaTeX and Web Style Sheet (CSS) experience.
  • Mobile device (primarily iPhone and Android) application development experience.
  • Facebook App or OpenSocial development experience.
  • Linux, Database, MySQL, and HTML/PHP/AJAX experience.
  • Experience in production of websites, applications, and utilities.

We want independently productive individuals.  Send us your portfolio--samples of or links to the stuff you've done, and it doesn't have to be professional or about baseball.  

Please submit resume and portfolio to jobs@baseballprospectus.com with email subject "Technical Intern Applicant".

Dave Pease is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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BP staff member Ben Lindbergh
BP staff

No comments yet? Dave, I think you may have scared off all of the potential interns by telling them they might turn into me.

Mar 08, 2011 14:16 PM
 
Richard Bergstrom

The "college credit" disclaimer makes it a wee bit harder.

Mar 08, 2011 17:49 PM
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Jared Cross
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Where are these internships based? and is there a deadline for applying?

Mar 08, 2011 16:25 PM
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Brandon R. Warne

As a former intern, I can fill you in a bit.

Everything is done from the comfort of your home. As far as a deadline though, you'd have to find out from someone a bit more in the know on that one.

Mar 08, 2011 19:14 PM
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BP staff member Dave Pease
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As Brandon said, you'll work from the comfort of your own bunny slippers unless you're close enough to a BP staffer to get them their drycleaning.

No hard deadline, but we have a limited number of openings and we tend to get a lot of applicants every time we post something like this.

Mar 08, 2011 21:01 PM
 
Matt Kory

I'd totally apply if getting college credit wasn't a requirement. Wish they had this program 15 years ago.

Mar 08, 2011 18:01 PM
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Richard Bergstrom

The college credit thing is relatively recent. BP didn't require college credit two or three years ago.

Mar 09, 2011 10:16 AM
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BWoodrum

Doing work for BP for free? Sure. Paying a school thousands of dollars to work for free? Uh, not so much.

Good luck, already-students.

Mar 08, 2011 19:38 PM
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Matt Kory

Can I ask why getting college credit is a requirement?

Mar 08, 2011 22:05 PM
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brandonmohon

How I wish I would have seen this seven years ago. Do someone a favor and send this to any college students you know.

Mar 10, 2011 07:57 AM
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