Internships

2019 Orange County Riptide staff and interns

2019 Orange County Riptide staff and interns

The Orange County Riptide Seeks Interns for Winter 2019 & Spring / Summer 2020

The OC Riptide strives to not only improve a college baseball players abilities on the baseball diamond but also to develop leaders off the field within the confines of the college intern program. The leadership team is committed to providing interns with real world business experience to enhance the college experience and to better prepare students to transition into the working world upon graduation.

The Orange County Riptide offers internships in a variety of departments such as Club Marketing, Social Media, Sponsorship and Advertising, Sports Information, Public Relations, Ticket Office, Fan Experience, Baseball Analytics and Stadium/Gameday Operations. All internships with the OC Riptide will be offered in Orange County, California.

Students attending universities on the quarter system, the OC Riptide offers internships for the 2019 winter quarter and the 2020 spring and summer quarters. Students attending universities on the semester system, the OC Riptide offers internships for the 2020 spring semester and the summer.

The Orange County Riptide internship program is designed for students interested in a career in sports. Internships are unpaid but can be used for college credits.

Internships taking place during the summer over the course of the 2020 Riptde season, interns are expected to be available two hours prior to first pitch and remain at the stadium until released by management. (Home games typically start at 6:30 PM with a limited few starting at 12:00 pm. Check the official schedule for exact dates and times.) Summer interns attending college outside of the Orange County area must make their own living arrangements for the summer.

Please contact the OC Riptide using the form at the bottom of this page.

Internships available for 2019 winter quarter and 2020 spring semester and quarter

Sales & Sponsorship Intern

The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at the Great Park in Irvine, California, seeks interns with strong knowledge and understanding of the outside sales and sponsorship medium.

Interns chosen for this position will need strong critical thinking skills, ability to work in a fast paced environment, take direction easily and quickly, willingness to work nights and weekends and have a passion for the sport of college baseball.

The Orange County Riptide is looking for a qualified sales and sponsorship intern to assist in securing advertising revenue utilizing the potential of in game signage, digital, social media and broadcast sponsorships.

Ideal candidates will bring new and innovative sales and sponsorship ideas to assist in increasing overall budget. You’ll gain hands-on experience working on challenging, meaningful projects with guidance from a mentor and other members of our team.

Sales Intern Duties and Responsibilities
• Research and generate lists of potential advertisers and sponsors
• Provide input on customer briefs, presentations and sales literature
• Help develop client relationships and retain existing accounts
• Assist in targeting and recognizing new sponsorship opportunities
• Learn and apply sales techniques
• Maintain sales records

Requirements
• Sales, Advertising, Marketing or Business major
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
• Experience with PowerPoint, Word and Excel preferred

Benefits
• Work on increasingly challenging and engaging real-world projects
• Gain hands-on experience in each stage of the sales funnel
• Collaborate with experienced sales professionals
• Attend meetings, events and other networking opportunities

Marketing Intern

The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at the Great Park in Irvine, California, seeks interns with strong knowledge and understanding of marketing and increasing awareness of a sports team.

Interns chosen for this position will need strong critical thinking skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, take direction easily and quickly, willingness to work nights and weekends and have a passion for the sport of college baseball.

The Riptide is seeking qualified interns to join our marketing team whose main goal is to increase attendance and awareness. Interns will propose potential campaigns to raise awareness in the community, the media and organic social media.

This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of marketing.

Responsibilities
• Assist in the creation of signage, circulars, mockups, email campaigns, online promotion, etc.
• Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials
• Assist with the fulfillment of marketing offers
• Perform analysis of marketing and sales data
• Seek and analyze competitor marketing and sales materials both on and offline
• Prepare presentations
• Provide support to social media efforts
• Monitor social media for trending topics to utilize on social media channels
• Maintain tracking report of public relations activity

Requirements
• Undergraduate student in Orange County majoring in Sales, Marketing, or Advertising
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Extensive knowledge of social media
• Driven and hard-working
• Ability to take direction and multi-task
• PowerPoint, Word and Excel experience a plus

Benefits
• Practical experience with current marketing and advertising techniques
• Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with successful marketing professionals
• Opportunity to participate in networking events and company meetings
• Flexible schedule for students

Internships available for Summer 2020

Public Address Stadium Announcer

Duties for the PA Announcer will consist of, but not be limited to:
Responsibilities
• Reports directly to the Director of Baseball Operations
• Make player introductions pre-game, pitching changes and batters announcements
• Play music between innings and pre- and post-game
• Will also run stadium music
• Make advertiser and sponsorship announcements along with public service announcements
• Comfortable announcing to crowds of people on a microphone
• Comfortable announcing complex names from a variety of ethnic backgrounds
• Attend all home games

Preferred Skills
• Strong vocal talent
• Unique and definitive personality
• Strong knowledge of baseball, including rules and positions

Baseball Gameday Operations Manager

Duties for the Baseball Gameday Operations Manager will consist of, but not be limited to:
Responsibilities
• Reports directly to the Director of Baseball Operations
• Manage and help staff merchandising and concessions stands
• Manage gate and ticket sales for all home games
• Assist in planning and preparing for each home game
• Attend all home games
• Assist in running all aspects of stadium operations including game day info form and general stadium cleanliness
• Help to maintain stadium policies regarding customer service and other issues
• Assist in any area needed by Director of Baseball Operations
• Assist in the setup/tear-down of various areas before and after each home game
• General duties as assigned

Required Skills
• Merchandise skills
• Creative mindset
• Immediate computer skills & tablet skills (Word, Excel, email, digital photography)
• Sufficient communication skills
• Comfortable working closely with intern staff members

Sports Information Director

Duties for the SID internship will consist of, but not be limited to:
Responsibilities:
• Able to attend all home games throughout the season for the Riptide
• Looking for future in sports Journalism
• Strong writing skills
• Able to keep notes throughout the game and post twitter feeds and updates
• Create interview preparation materials
• Conduct pre-game and post-game interviews with coaching staff and players
• Write game recaps and publish to team website
• Basic photography for all home games to provide team with daily photos. (Camera will be provided)
• Crop and resize images to accompany game recaps
• Update player profile pages on website
• General duties as assigned

Requirements
• Journalism major or similar field
• Good organizational skills
• Good team player with great attitude
• Ability to work in fast-paced environment
• Ability and willingness to work varied hours

Contact us with additional questions or to apply for an internship