Mequon, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks are currently accepting résumés and applications for our 2015 summer internship positions. Summer internships begin immediately after the college spring semester and typically run until about mid-August. Students 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, and photography.
Ticket sales interns will be responsible for bringing in new clients for group tickets and season tickets as well as selling single game tickets. They will also help provide customer service to all ticketing customers. 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. Also on game nights, interns will be responsible for checking in with their clients. 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. During office hours, they will be responsible for creating game production schedules and game scripts, coordinating all pre-game activities, game day and on-field promotions, and group outing setup. Interns will also attend player and mascot appearances, community events, and other marketing street team events, plus distribute all marketing materials throughout the community. The marketing and operations staff will also be responsible for all field and stadium maintenance and non-Chinooks events at Kapco Park. On game nights, interns will rotate between assisting the concessions manager, managing party decks, security, ushering, parking, clubhouse management, on-field promotions, distributing giveaways, assisting the merchandise manager, program sales, fan assistance, mascot handler, and managing the kids zone.
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. Webcast interns will also have the opportunity to direct a few game broadcasts throughout the season. 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.
Accounting interns will assist in handling all of the organizations 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. Interns 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 for future reference. Photography majors are desired.
All intern staffs will be responsible for the setup and take down of Kapco Park.
The main goal of the Chinooks internship program is to give the intern staff a lot of duties and responsibilities in a number of different areas throughout the summer. In just three years, interns who have participated in the Chinooks internship program have found success following their time with Lakeshore. The Chinooks have hired five former interns to their front office staff while others currently work for the Milwaukee Brewers, Bucks, Admirals as well as other Northwoods League teams and minor league teams throughout the county.
If you are interested in applying for an internship position with the Lakeshore Chinooks, please send a résumé to email@example.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 22nd 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 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.lakeshorechinooks.com.