Job Posting: Detroit Tigers Baseball Operations Intern

Position: Detroit Tigers Baseball Operations Intern

Location: Detroit

Job Summary:

  • The intern will primarily focus on compiling, maintaining and analyzing data to assist the department in its development of various statistical models for use in player evaluation, in addition to performing other baseball-related research projects and activities.
  • Assist in salary arbitration preparation.
  • Experience with ad-hoc database queries (such as Microsoft SQL) and proficiency in statistical analysis software packages (such as R, SPSS, or Stats) is preferred.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidates with a degree (undergrad or graduate) or extensive background in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or Computer Science are preferred.
  • The ideal candidate must be a recent graduate from college.
  • Strong MS Office skills are required.
  • Strong understanding of typical baseball data structures and knowledge of current baseball research.
  • Passion for baseball, strong intellectual curiosity and communication skills.
  • The ideal candidate must be available full-time.
  • Must be able to relocate to Metro-Detroit area.
  • Candidates must be able to communicate effectively with a diverse team of front office executives and possess exceptional organizational and computer skills.
  • The ideal candidate must be willing to work longs hours, including days, nights, weekends and holidays.

Compensation and Duration:
This position is compensated. It runs from June 2015 through February 2016, with a flexible end date. An in-person interview is preferred.

To Apply, please email Sam Menzin.

Paul Swydan used to be the managing editor of The Hardball Times, a writer and editor for FanGraphs and a writer for 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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7 years ago

Is experience hacking other baseball teams a requirement, or merely a preference?

7 years ago
Reply to  Nate

It’s probably a negative if you were a part of the Cardinals’ hacking division.