Major League Baseball Internships
Learn About the Deadlines and Qualifications for These Summer Positions
Major League Baseball (MLB) is the association for professional baseball teams from two separate leagues, the American League and the National League. The MLB is composed of 30 teams, 29 from the United States and one from Canada. The original National League was formed in 1876.
The American Association, the predecessor to today’s American league, was formed in 1881 and was also known as “The Beer and Whiskey League." The National League and the American Association met in a postseason championship series, the first attempt at a World Series, for several years.
The current baseball season is 162 games long, not including the post-season. The season begins in April and ends in October. However, a job with the MLB is a year-round commitment.
MLB.com is the official site of Major League Baseball. It is a source of baseball-related material including news, statistics, and sports columns. MLB.com provides video streaming and audio broadcasts of baseball games to subscribers, sells official baseball merchandise, allows users to purchase game tickets, and runs fantasy baseball leagues.
Internships Offered by Major League Baseball
A career in baseball is a unique and challenging opportunity in an exciting and sought-after industry. Both MLB and MLB.com offer a wide range of internships in the United States and abroad. These include Labor Relations, Special Events, Club Advertising and Marketing, E-commerce, Multimedia, Sponsorship, Legal, Community Affairs, Information Technology, Human Resources, Analytics, Finance, Content, Ticketing, Design, Public Relations, Ticket Office, Fan Experience, Turf Management, and Baseball Operations.
MLB.com and the Office of the Commissioner both offer formal paid summer internship programs beginning in May and concluding by early to mid-August. A number of spring and fall internships are available on a limited basis. Internships in the United States are based in New York City or Secaucus, New Jersey, but internships with specific teams are located in the team’s hometown. All internship positions are paid, but no housing or housing assistance is provided.
Students must have completed at least two years at an accredited four-year college or university or have completed one year of post-graduate studies to qualify for an MLB internship. Candidates must have an interest in working within a specific department in baseball and have exceptional academic standing. Although prior experience in the targeted internship area is not required, it is preferred. Candidates must also exhibit strong writing and communications skills.
How to Apply
To find MLB internship opportunities, use the search function on the MLB careers page. At the bottom right of the page, you will see "Careers." Click on that, and then click on "Baseball Office of the Commissioner." Currently available opportunities will appear, and you can apply online
Applicants should attach their resumes and cover letters. The cover letter should detail why the applicant wants to pursue an internship in a specific department within MLB and should mention at least three potential departments. It should also explain why the internship is appealing to the candidate and how it will advance their career in the long term. The deadline for summer internships is typically early February.