November 17, 2010

Paid sports journalism internships @ MLB.com

MLB.com is offering 30 paid reporting internships to aspiring sportswriters during Summer 2011.

These internships are designed to give associates the full range of experiences that comes with covering a professional team. Each associate will work closely with a site reporter to give visitors to a team’s Web site all the information they need to follow the team from Opening Day to season’s end. Each Major League team will have one associate.

Each intern will spend a minimum of 10 weeks in the program, dates determined by a person’s college schedule. The more flexible an applicant is in terms of which Major League city he or she can work in, the better the person’s chances of being selected. Interns will be paid $500 per week.

College juniors and seniors (including those graduating in December 2010) are eligible. All applications must be postmarked by Nov. 30, 2010. Selections will be made by the end of January.

Applicants should submit a resume, 5 to 10 published articles, a list of references and a 750-word essay on why MLB.com should select you. Your clips ideally will show a variety of work, including game stories, previews and features.

MLB.com also will be offering a limited number of internships for copy editors/producers.

Associates are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation.

Mail all internship applications to:
Bill Hill
Assistant Managing Editor/MLB.com
Attn: Internship Application
14825 N. 97th Place
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

All materials must be mailed to the address above. Online applications will not be accepted for this position. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Hill at bill.hill[at]MLB.com and put the words “Internship Info” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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