Job Posting: Phillies Internship

Phillies Baseball Operations Internship Program

The Philadelphia Phillies seek passionate, knowledgeable and highly motivated individuals with a desire to work in our Baseball Operations Department.  Interns will primarily focus on Baseball Analytics with the opportunity to be exposed to all facets of the Department.  The internship will include salary and benefits and will end in December.  Consideration will also be given to exceptional candidates who are only available during the summer months.


  • Support all functions of Department by performing advanced statistical analysis on large volumes of baseball data and extracting key information to apply to decision-making processes
  • Design, test, implement and maintain proprietary tools and metrics while also monitoring and incorporating publically available baseball research
  • Develop interfaces and data imports to facilitate use of data and analysis
  • Assist with ad-hoc research projects and present results to staff in a coherent, straightforward manner
  • Track performances of prospective salary arbitration eligible players
  • Provide administrative support to staff as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Experience working with large datasets and statistical modeling
  • Familiarity with advanced metrics, statistical analysis techniques and current baseball research and baseball data
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work collaboratively
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Professional attitude, work ethic and ability to maintain confidentiality of work materials and issues as appropriate
  • Demonstrated passion for and general knowledge of baseball

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with database systems, analytical tools and web development
    • Knowledge of SQL/MySQL, Oracle, R, SPSS or equivalents and how they apply to baseball
    • Technical proficiency with scripting languages such as C++, HTML5, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python or equivalents and how they apply to baseball
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field of study
  • Specialized training, certifications or published research
  • Practical work experience in baseball industry
  • Institutional knowledge of drafts, important industry dates and transactional mechanics
  • Collegiate or professional playing experience

Interns must be willing and able to relocate to Philadelphia and work long hours, including nights, weekends and holidays.  Interested applicants should direct their cover letter, resume and related work product to Scott Freedman at

David Appelman is the creator of FanGraphs.

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10 years ago

Wow… those are some serious qualifications to be an INTERN!!

10 years ago
Reply to  smpeterson327

Crazy that they can pull someone like this and not pay them anything

10 years ago
Reply to  smpeterson327

In the Phillies defense, it says the internship will have a salary and benefits.

Will Fletcher
10 years ago
Reply to  theheater

I just finished an internship with the Rangers, and “Salary and Benefits” will most likely mean a half bag of sunflower seeds and 5 free tickets a month. My experience was incredible with the Rangers, but it is not a financially sustainable opportunity for the entry level kid.

10 years ago
Reply to  theheater

Now Will Fletcher – You wait just a second. Are you trying to say that it was exactly like an internship is supposed to be? Shame on you.

10 years ago
Reply to  smpeterson327

At least the internship doesn’t require a keen attention to detail.

10 years ago
Reply to  smpeterson327

The sad part is that they’ll likely get at least 1000 qualified resumes for such a job.

Mike c
10 years ago
Reply to  NEPP

What’s sad is that statement.

Mike M
10 years ago
Reply to  NEPP

My current salary is just under 100K, and I would leave my job for this one.

10 years ago
Reply to  NEPP

Why is that sad if supply and demand suggests that there are 1,000 qualified people who would love to have the chance to turn the internship into a full-time job?