Job Posting: MLB Diversity Fellowship Program

Position: MLB Diversity Fellowship Program

Location: Various

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

  • Selected candidates in the Club Fellowship will be placed in one of our 30 Clubs in the United States or Canada for a minimum period of 18 months.
  • The Fellows will not have the option to choose a Club or location, so, applicants should have flexibility to relocate for any of the assignments.
  • During his or her tenure, Club Fellows will be appointed to an entry-level role in either the front office or baseball operations department.

MLB Office of the Commissioner Fellowship Program

  • The selected candidate for the MLB Office of the Commissioner Fellowship will be placed in New York City for a minimum period of 18 months.
  • The Fellow will rotate through MLB’s baseball operations and labor economics departments under the supervision of respective department heads.

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to people of color and female candidates.
  • Candidates must be recent graduates (spring 2017 graduates to upcoming spring 2020 graduates) with either a bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or related advanced degree.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • A passion for and knowledge of baseball is helpful but not required.
  • Former professional baseball and softball players (including national team members) who have earned a degree(s) and do not meet the graduation date requirement but have ceased playing within the last two years will also be eligible.
  • Exact locations are up to the discretion of Major League Baseball and participating Clubs.

To Apply:
To apply, please complete the application, which can be found here.

More information about the Fellowship program can be found here.

The content in this posting was created and provided solely by Major League Baseball.

Meg is the managing editor of FanGraphs and the co-host of Effectively Wild. Prior to joining FanGraphs, her work appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing, and Just A Bit Outside. You can follow her on twitter @megrowler.

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3 years ago

Cue the white dudes bitching about “reverse racism/sexism” in 3….2…..1….

Brad Lipton
3 years ago
Reply to  bensnider94

Cue the person ALWAYS saying “cue ‘such and such’ group complaining about ‘this or that’ in 3, 2, 1…”

3 years ago
Reply to  bensnider94

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).

3 years ago
Reply to  bensnider94

So… that’s racist.