The Major League Baseball Players Association is the certified bargaining representative of all Major League Players, enabling them collectively to defend and advance their workplace conditions, benefits, rights, and common interests, from the time they sign their first Major League contract through retirement. It has a long and proud history of standing up for the rights of its members – past, present and future.
The Association represents Players who have signed a major league contract with one of the thirty Major League Baseball Clubs for all purposes under the terms of the Basic Agreement (the collective bargaining agreement between the MLBPA and the Thirty Clubs), including the filing and processing of grievances, and works with the agents who negotiate the players' salaries and other added terms of employment.
The Association also utilizes the collective marketing power of Major League Baseball players to assist licensees and sponsors who want to associate their brands and products with Major Leaguers. This can include trading cards and collectibles, electronic games and wireless products, apparel and novelties. And, the Association assists with the operation and administration of the Players Trust, a charitable foundation that is the first of its kind in professional sports. Through the Players Trust, Major Leaguers contribute their time, money and celebrity to call attention to important issues affecting the needy and to help encourage others to get involved in their own communities.
MLBPA Internship FAQs
What internships does the MLBPA offer?
We offer internships in the following departments: Communications, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Salary Arbitration and MLB Players, Inc.
Who is eligible to apply?
Eligible candidates vary depending on each individual internship. The descriptions above outline all eligible applicants.
How long is each internship?
Each internship has a unique timeline and can vary. The descriptions above specify the timeline for each internship.
How do I apply?
All open applications listed on our site are available. The MLBPA only accepts applications that are submitted through our online form. Our applications will be promoted elsewhere, however, to formally apply all applicants must apply through our official online forms.
Any application form that is not directly linked to our website and posted elsewhere will not be received by the MLBPA.
What internship positions are currently open?
The following internships are open: Finance & the MLB Players, Inc. Law Clerk positions
What are the hours?
Hours vary depending on the internship. The descriptions above outline the hours each department requires.
When will I hear about the status of my application?
You will get notified that your application was received by our system. Each of the properly submitted applications will be reviewed by the respective department hiring committee.
Once the internship application period as identified on each description is closed, you will then get notified within three weeks’ time if you are subject to an interview.
Can I apply to more than one department?
Yes, you can apply to more than one department. However, we do require a separate application per available internship. Please state in your Cover Letter which other internships you applied for with the MLBPA.
Are internships paid?
Yes. All internships are paid on an hourly basis.
Where are the internships with the MLBPA located?
All internships are located in our office in Midtown Manhattan.
12 East 49th Street, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Can I submit an application early or past deadline?
Our application portal will only be available while the application period is open. We do not accept any other form of application submissions.
Does the MLBPA provide housing for interns?
No, we do not provide housing.
Can I mail or email a hard copy of my application?
No. Any hard copy or submissions outside our application form will not be considered.
Can I receive academic credit for an internship?
Current college and law students may receive academic credit for their internship, subject to the parameters of your academic institution.