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Internship Positions Available for Summer

The Lakeshore Chinooks are currently accepting resumes and applications for summer internship positions. Season internships begin immediately after the college spring semester and typically run until about mid-May. Individuals interested in applying for an internship position must be able to receive college credit for the internship hours. All internships are unpaid.

The Chinooks have a number of internship opportunities available in ticket sales, marketing and operations, webcast, accounting, photography, and journalism.

Ticket sales interns will be responsible for bringing in new clients for group tickets and season tickets as well as selling single game tickets. On game nights, interns will rotate between selling walk-up single game tickets, distributing will-call tickets, ticket taking, and selling 50/50 raffle tickets. Sales interns will also provide customer service for all customers. Sales interns do have the opportunity to earn commission on all new sales.

Marketing and operations interns will rotate between a number of different duties and responsibilities. Interns will be responsible for creating game production schedules and game scripts, coordinating all pre-game activities, on-field promotions, and group outing set up. The staff will also be a liaison for both home and visiting teams, umpires, and all special guests. On game nights, interns will rotate between assisting the concessions manager, managing party decks, security, ushering, parking, clubhouse manager, on-field promotions, distributing giveaways at stadium entrance, assisting the merchandise manager, program sales, fan assistance, mascot handler, and Kids Zone operation. Marketing and operations interns will also be in charge of all field and stadium maintenance and will be responsible for assisting with non-Chinooks events held at Kapco Park. On the marketing side, interns will assist with the distribution of marketing materials throughout the community, attending player/mascot appearances throughout the community, and researching new marketing techniques and promotional ideas.

Webcast interns will be responsible for producing a live webcast of every Chinooks home game on the league’s official Youtube channel. On game days, interns will rotate between operating and maintaining equipment such as cameras, switchers, and audio/sound equipment. The webcast team will be taught to use proper video production terminology to help communicate with the video producer consultant. Mass communications, radio, TV, or film majors are desired. Candidates must be available for pre-season training in May and must be available for all home games.

Accounting interns will assist in handling all of the organization’s accounting and financial duties. They will be responsible for working with daily cash deposits, cash receipts, resolving cash receipt discrepancies, creating journal entries, invoicing customers, processing customer credit/debit memos, compiling and balancing charge card receipts, and performing regular accounts payable postings. Accounting majors are desired.

Photography interns will be responsible for photographing all regular season home games, capturing game action shots, players, mascot, fans, and employee shots. They will also be required to capture shots of special events/activities occurring around the stadium. The team photographer may be required to attend player/mascot/organization appearances throughout the community. The photography intern will be responsible for uploading photos to the appropriate websites including the team’s website and social media sites after each game and appearance. They will also help the organization create an archive of photos on the team’s computer system and blank cd’s for future reference. Photography majors are desired.

Journalism interns will be responsible for covering the team throughout the season. Interns must be available for all home games. During games, the interns will post game updates on the appropriate social media websites and take game notes. Following the game, they will write a game summary and post it on the team’s official website as well as send it to local media outlets. Interns will also have the opportunity to write featured stories for the team’s official website throughout the season. Interns may be responsible for occasionally posting game updates and game summaries during away games. Journalism and mass communication majors are desired.

All Lakeshore Chinooks interns will be involved with planning and working the Northwoods League All-Star Game, which will be hosted by the Chinooks at Kapco Park on July 22, 2014.

If you are interested in applying for an internship position with the Lakeshore Chinooks, please send a resume to erics@lakeshorechinooks.com or call the Chinooks office at 262-618-4659.

The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including MLB All-Stars Max Scherzer (DET), Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYY), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit www.lakeshorechinooks.com.