This latest venture in Baseball’s efforts to competitively recruit the most talented individuals and brightest young minds entering the workforce will provide the opportunity for young, diverse professionals to experience front office positions that have been traditionally influential in baseball operations decisions. Fellows will have the opportunity to work in baseball operations and see the inner workings of a front office. Areas of baseball operations include player development, scouting, research and development, and beyond.
The MLB Diversity Fellowship Program will allow MLB to stay true to the ideals of equal opportunity while solidifying Major League Baseball as an organization of choice for all recent graduates, including people of color and women.
MLB’s Diversity Fellowship Program is a rewarding opportunity to start a career in baseball and be a part of growing a world class, global sports business. The 2020 Fellowship has two tracks: the Club Fellowship and the MLB Office of the Commissioner Fellowship.
MLB Club Fellowship Program
MLB Office of the Commissioner Fellowship Program
While all disciplines are eligible to apply, MLB strongly encourages candidates with degrees or knowledge in economics, analytics, computer science, applied mathematics, law, and business to submit applications. The Fellowship will begin post-graduation (if applicable) on a mutually agreed upon date between the Office of the Commissioner and/or Club and the chosen fellow.
To apply, please complete the application, which can be found here.
More information about the Fellowship program can be found here.
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Cue the white dudes bitching about “reverse racism/sexism” in 3….2…..1….
Cue the person ALWAYS saying “cue ‘such and such’ group complaining about ‘this or that’ in 3, 2, 1…”
Regardless of what you think about the “white dudes,” opening up this fellowship solely to women and people of color is pretty clearly illegal. See McDonald v. Santa Fe Trail Transp. Co., 427 U.S. 273 (1976).
So… that’s racist.