The Eau Claire Express baseball organization is seeking current college students pursuing a career in the sporting industry for summer internships.

The Express, an affiliate of the Northwoods League, offers interns the opportunity to work hands-on with the team in an exciting, fast-paced environment. In addition to learning about daily operations, including customer relations, communication, and ticket and apparel sales, our interns are given the opportunity to specialize in their field of study. The Express offers internship positions in marketing/public relations, stadium operations, media relations, ticket sales, video production, and photography.

The Express season is a fun-filled 72-game schedule that includes 36 home games at Carson Park, and possible home playoff games. The internship will begin in early May and run until the middle of August, depending on the playoff situation. Self-motivation, strong communication skills, an energetic attitude, and the ability to work well under pressure are a must. Each intern receives a housing stipend in addition to the opportunity to earn an hourly wage.

All positions are currently OPEN for the 2023 season!


If you’re interested, please send a resume with a cover letter and references to:

Sammi Costello
Eau Claire Express
102 E. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Sammi@eauclaireexpress.com

The Express is now accepting applications for the 2022 season.    

Full-Time Internships Include:

Video Production
Photography
Ticket Sales
Stadium Operations Management
Media Relations
Marketing/Public Relations


(click links for job descriptions)


Former Express staff have gone on to careers in the following:
Eau Claire Express Part-Owner
Eau Claire Express General Manager
Eau Claire Express Assistant General Manager
Eau Claire Express Assistant Director of Operations
Eau Claire Express Director of Marketing & Promotions
​Eau Claire Express Director of Food & Beverage
Eau Claire Express Group Sales Manager
Eau Claire Express Corporate Account Manager
Frederick Keys (Baltimore Orioles A Affiliate) Director of Sponsorship

Frederick Keys (Baltimore Orioles A Affiliate) Sponsorship Sales Account Manager
Nashville SC Group Sales Account Executive

NCAA Division I Assistant Director for Sports & Competition
NCAA Division III Sports Information Director

Milwaukee Brewers Coordinator – Client Services, Corporate Marketing
Milwaukee Brewers Ticket Sales Representative

Minnesota Twins Brand Marketing Coordinator
Minnesota Twins Group Ticket Sales & Service Executive
Minnesota Twins New Business Development Representative

Minnesota Twins Coordinator, Ticket Sales & Service

Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks AAA Affiliate) Sr. Director of Corporate Partnerships
Texas Tech University Assistant Ticket Manager

USOC Assistant Operations Manager

Testimonials:

“Working for the Express was truly a blessing for my career. As a college student, starting your first internship is a big step and can often be stressful and nerve-wracking. Sammi and the Express staff made my internship an incredible experience by helping me develop my professional skillset while maintaining a fun, positive work environment. I would highly recommend an internship with the Express for anyone looking to gain meaningful experience and jumpstart their professional career, especially for those who want to work in sports.” – Jared McFarlane (Media Relations 2022)

My internship with the Eau Claire Express was exactly what I needed to get my career in sports jumpstarted. Each and everyday I was given real world duties that helped prepare me for what working for a sports organization was truly like. Everyone can go to classes and join different sports marketing clubs that gain you connections that may eventually lead to finding a job opening, but working with the Express put all of my previous knowledge to the test.  From managing part time staff to making executive decisions about how to handle problems that arise, the Express gave me the confidence that I needed to begin my journey in the sports world.” – Ben Teske (Stadium Operations 2021), Eau Claire Express Director of Food and Beverage 

“Working with the Eau Claire Express as an intern was an amazing experience and the atmosphere was unlike any other workplace I had been a part of. I made many new friends and met so many amazing fans during my time there, and left with a better understanding of myself and my view about working in a sports setting. Overall, the Eau Claire Express is a great team to work for and was definitely worth some of those longer work days because of the experience gained along the way!”Jess Buss (Marketing 2021)

“The internship program with the Eau Claire Express was a launching point for my now career in Major League Baseball. Dale Varsho, Sammi Costello, Pete Knutson and the rest of the staff with the Express do a fantastic job making the internship not only a fun experience but also giving interns important roles to gain invaluable experience and truly understand how sports teams operate. I learned so many lessons about working in sports and about life in general in Eau Claire, and also met life-long friends during my time there.” – Sadie Keller (Media Relations 2018-19),  Minnesota Twins Brand Marketing Coordinator 


Internship Opportunities at the Eau Claire Express

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Video Production
The Video Production Intern will serve as the Video Producer for all live broadcasting of Express home games on the internet. Main duties include remote camera operations, video and audio broadcast productions, troubleshooting of all technical issues, management of camera staff, and archiving of all games. This intern will also be able to produce web content for our official website including player interviews, promotional spots, and highlight packages. Other duties include creating and updating between-inning material for game broadcasts, group sales, distribution of Express literature, and ticket sales at the Express office.
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Photography / Digital Content Creator 
The Photography Intern will be in charge of creating a photographic history of the season at Carson Park. Action photos of each player will need to be taken, along with a team photo near the end of the season. The intern will be responsible for taking photos for all game-day sponsors, which includes their giveaway, first pitch participant, and any banners that the sponsor has hung at the stadium. The intern will take all pictures for player trading cards and will work with the Media Relations intern on the production of the cards. Near the end of the season, this intern will put together a picture slideshow with highlights from the season that is used for distribution to Express staff and Host Families. Other duties include taking and developing photos of each Host Family with their player(s), photography for use in Express marketing materials, and uploading photos onto the Express website.
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Ticket Sales 
The ticket sales intern will assist in the box office operation overseeing will call ticket orders, incoming ticket order phone calls, and assisting with group ticket sales.  This intern will also work the main ticket window at Carson Park on game nights.  This internship includes group ticket sales, mini-plan sales, and individual game ticket sales. Other duties will include creating a schedule of giveaways, execution of those giveaways, overseeing host family and season ticket holder requests, and doing a write-up for the host family or season ticket holder of the night public address read.  
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Stadium Operations Management

The Stadium Operations Management Interns will oversee the day-to-day operation of Carson Park during the Northwoods League season Duties include scheduling of all staff, oversight of food prep in main concessions and Fan Deck areas, delegating tasks, and overseeing the part-time workers for all baseball games held at Carson Park. This intern will be responsible for opening the park and preparing the stadium for each Express home game. The Stadium Operations Management interns will oversee inventory and assist the Director of Food and Beverage in orders of all food and beverage. Other duties include group sales, distribution of Express literature, and ticket sales at the Express office. The candidate must have the ability to lift 160.5 lbs. (the weight of a keg)
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Media Relations
The Media Relations Intern will be in charge of keeping and disseminating all official statistics at Express home games. The Media Relations intern will gain experience in updating and running the message display center. This intern will be responsible for daily updates to the Express website, as well as writing press releases for the media and stories for publication on the web throughout the season. The Media Relations intern will make updates to the Express Virtual Media Guide & Game-day Program, including featured stories, rosters and various statistics. Other duties include conducting weekly interviews with players or coaches for publication on the website, group sales, distribution of Express literature and ticket sales at the Express office. Knowledge of baseball rules and baseball scoring software is preferred but not necessarily required.
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Marketing/Promotions
Marketing/PR Interns will be in charge of coordinating game promotions with the presenting sponsor for at least eight home dates throughout the course of the season. The interns will be responsible for every aspect of the sponsor’s evening, from distributing the giveaway items to setting up banners and other stadium signage. Marketing/PR interns will assist with running on-field promotions held nightly at the ballpark. Other duties may include creating of on-field promotions, coordination of player and mascot appearances, managing of Trax Kids Club, stadium signage, setup of Little League outings at the ballpark, apparel control, scriptwriting and fan relations. Interns will also gain experience with group sales, distribution of Express literature, the ticket system, and customer relations in the Express office.

These interns will inform our fans of upcoming promotions through the distribution of the Express newsletter, maintain and utilize all social media sites, oversee the 50/50 raffle at Carson Park and appear at various promotional events throughout the Chippewa Valley. Some media relations work may be included as well, including writing press releases and conducting interviews with players and staff for use on the Express website and social media pages.


***Game Day Internships are also available and work only on Express game days and give high school and college students the chance to get hands-on experience with less of a time commitment than our full-time internships.
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