The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at the Great Park in Irvine, California, seeks interns with strong knowledge and understanding of sports journalism.
Please Note: Because this internship position will require your attendance at home games in Irvine, Calif., you will need to ensure you have housing available from June through early August. Summer interns attending college outside of the Orange County, Calif. area must make their own living arrangements for the summer. The OC Riptide can not provide housing for out-of-the-area interns.
Interns chosen for this position will need strong critical thinking skills, strong writing skills, ability to work in a fast paced environment, take direction easily and quickly, willingness to work nights and weekends, work well with hard deadlines and have a passion for the sport of college baseball.
Ideal candidates will be a Communications or Journalism major already working for a college Sports Information Office or school newspaper. Writing samples will be requested.
Duties for the SID internship will consist of, but not be limited to:
• Able to attend all home games throughout the season for the Riptide
• Looking for future in sports Journalism
• Strong writing skills
• Able to keep notes throughout the game and post twitter feeds and updates
• Create interview preparation materials
• Conduct pre-game and post-game interviews with coaching staff and players
• Write game recaps and publish to team website
• Basic photography for all home games to provide team with daily photos. (Camera will be provided)
• Crop and resize images to accompany game recaps
• Update player profile pages on website
• General duties as assigned
• Journalism major or similar field
• Good organizational skills
• Good team player with great attitude
• Ability to work in fast-paced environment
• Ability and willingness to work varied hours