Job Posting: Cleveland Indians Baseball Operations Intern

Position: Cleveland Indians Baseball Operations Intern

Location: Cleveland

Description:
To assist with virtually all facets of the Baseball Operations department while gaining exposure to the day-to-day operations of a Major League Baseball front office. The internship responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following, as outlined by department.

Responsibilities:
Baseball Operations:

  • Gather and coordinate information for baseball planning and decision-making.
  • Perform scouting, analytical, financial and/or statistical studies as assigned or as interest dictates.
  • Coordinate, collect and analyze video for studies and potential player acquisitions.
  • Assist with all negotiation planning, arbitration preparation and organization of contract information.

Amateur Scouting:

  • Assist in the Draft information-gathering and information-tracking process.
  • Coordinate the day-to-day administrative needs of scouts and crosscheckers through frequent communication.
  • Assist in booking travel arrangements for various meetings/events/showcases.
  • Coordinate approval of the department’s expenses.

Player Development:

  • Coordinate the distribution of daily game reports to front office and field personnel.
  • Coordinate pitch-tracking and video-related game information.
  • Assist in the day-to-day administrative needs related to the entire department and Minor League video needs.

Professional and Advance Scouting:

  • Assist advance scouts and Advance Scouting Coordinator with video and analysis of tendencies of upcoming opponents for the team’s advance reports.
  • Coordinate the collection of relevant advance scouting information.
  • Analyze relevant statistics to evaluate and analyze performance trends.
  • Assemble and distribute advance scouting reports to Major League coaching staff and select front office personnel.
  • Assist with the coordination of video, stats, and other information on Major and Minor League players.

Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree is a must.
  • Previous baseball experience as a player, coach or relevant position otherwise is preferred.
  • Proficiency and experience with Microsoft Excel, including formula, pivot table and chart creation.
  • Familiarity with the following program languages is a plus: R, SQL and other.
  • Knowledge of and exposure to sabermetrics.
  • Qualified applicants must be motivated, well organized and detail-oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able and willing to travel.
  • Ability to work with multicultural populations and a commitment to fairness and equality.
  • Ability to act according to the organizational values at all times.
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful working relationships with members of the Front Office.
  • Effective communication with both co-workers and guests.
  • Ability to work extensive hours, evenings and weekends required Ability to walk and/or stand for entire shift.
  • Ability to lift and transport items up to 25 lbs.
  • Reads, speaks and comprehends English effectively.
  • Ability to speak and comprehend Spanish is a plus.

To Apply:
Please apply here.





Paul Swydan used to be the managing editor of The Hardball Times, a writer and editor for FanGraphs and a writer for Boston.com and The Boston Globe. Now, he owns The Silver Unicorn Bookstore, an independent bookstore in Acton, Mass. Follow him on Twitter @Swydan. Follow the store @SilUnicornActon.

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