Internships

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.

Communications Internship

Application Open:

Date - Date

Requirements:

College Graduate with knowledge/background in PR/Journalism, digital & strong writing skills

Description:

General support, assisting in digital, clips production

Timeline: 6 months

Commitment: Full-time: Monday - Friday 9-5

Finance Internship

Application Open:

Date - Date

Requirements:

Flexible. College student preferred due to sensitivity of financial documents

Description:

Daily filing & scanning, assist in preparation for postseason/audit/LM-2

Timeline: Require support throughout the year

Commitment: 3x a week, 8 hours a day - and/or full-time summer

Information Technology Internship

Application Open:

Date - Date

Requirements:

College students ideally studying in the Information Technology field

Description:

Assist IT staff with providing technical support and assistance. Specifically: Support PCs, laptops and printers in networked Windows environment, Support IOS and Android mobile devices, Provide end user support to technical and non-technical staff, Repair computers infected with spyware, adware and/or viruses, and Assist with equipment inventories, server room organization and project implementation.

Timeline: 6 months

Commitment: Flexible 20-30 hours a week around class schedule

Legal - Law Clerk

Application Open:

December - January

Requirements:

The Association prefers applicants who are in their second year of law school, have taken a labor law course prior to the start of their clerkship, and an interest in practicing union-side labor law.  The Association looks to hire students from New York-area law schools because our clerkships run for a full year (full time during the summer and part-time during the fall and spring semesters).  Students may apply for the MLBPA’s Law Clerk position by submitting their resume, writing sample, and other materials to the Peggy Browning Fund.

Description:

Much like a law clerk at any other union or union-side law firm, the MLBPA’s law clerk will work on a variety of legal research and writing assignments.  Where practical, the Fellow may attend arbitration hearings, grievance meetings, and other meetings with league officials, agents and players.

Timeline:  1 year (May/June start)

Commitment: Full-time Summer, Part-time Fall & Spring semesters

MLB Players, Inc. Internship

Application Open:

Date - Date

Requirements:

*Overtime hours may be required from time to time*

Recent college graduate with excellent communication and organization skills, strong knowledge of baseball players and an interest in a career in baseball.

Description:

Support Business Affairs department, Involvement in all aspects of business with a focus on start-to-finish projects, research assignments as well as administrative support. Responsibilities will cover multiple business categories, retail development, social media and more.

Timeline: 6 months (January - June/ July - December)

Commitment: Full-time: Monday - Friday 9-5

MLB Players, Inc. Law Clerk

Application Open:

Date - Date

Requirements:

*Overtime hours may be required from time to time*

1L or 2L with excellent academic credentials. Course work and practical experience in intellectual property law and sports, media or entertainment industries are a plus. Strong proficiency in legal research. Excellent legal analysis and writing skills. Ability to multi-task and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and attention to detail.

Description:

Work directly with attorneys and business parties at MLB Players, Inc., which oversees the business affairs and licensing matters for MLBPA. Primary responsibilities include researching legal issues, including those relating to intellectual property, sports and contract law, and assisting with the enforcement of intellectual property rights. The Law Clerk also will assist with licensing agreements, trademark proceedings and other projects as needed.

Timeline: 3 months (possible 7-8 month extension)

Commitment: Full-time Summer, Part-time Fall & Spring semesters

Salary Arbitration Associate

Application Open:

Date - Date

Requirements:

*Must have ability to travel for up to 3 weeks in February for the arbitration hearings*

Prior experience with the MLB salary arbitration process, either through industry work or academic pursuits and ability to use PowerPoint/

Description:

Work on all aspects of the MLB salary arbitration process — player valuation, case review and preparation, drafting of exhibit slides.

Timeline: September - February

Commitment: 

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.





 
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