The Northwest Indiana Oilmen are a pre-professional baseball club that is a member of the Midwest Collegiate League and plays its home games at Oil City Stadium in Whiting, Ind. The team is seeking motivated college students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in the sports industry through a summer internship within a sports organization.
Community Relations Intern
This individual will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by assisting with Oilmen Kids Camps, scheduling and coordinating national anthem singers and other special guests, promoting the Oilmen in the community, making community appearances with the team mascot and helping add to the overall fan experience at Oil City Stadium.
This individual should have the ability to take quality sports action photos. The photography intern will have the opportunity to build his or her portfolio by taking photos at all Oilmen home games and handling headshots for the team website. Prior experience shooting athletic events is preferred.
Graphic Design Intern
This individual should be familiar with graphic design and have the ability to use various design programs. The designer will assist in the team's graphics, which are used for promotion and marketing purposes.
Gameday Operations Intern
This individual will assist in running the gameday operation and have the opportunity to gain experience as to how to run an athletic event as an event manager. This intern will help schedule and coordinate gameday staff, assist in enhancing fans' ballpark experience and assist in coordinating special events throughout the season.
Web Stream Production Intern
The Oilmen are seeking an individual interested in gaining experience in TV and video stream production. This individual will serve as the producer for the live video stream of Oilmen games, which air on the Oilmen Broadcasting Network.
Broadcasting/Media Relations Intern
This individual will work with the Oilmen broadcasting and media relations team to assist in providing quality coverage of the Oilmen throughout the season. The intern will have an on-air role for one inning as a color commentator during Oilmen broadcasts, and will make contributions to the pre and post game shows. The intern will also have the opportunity to fill in on the Oilmen Broadcasting Network for select games. The intern will also assist in writing stories for NWIOilmen.com. Prior broadcasting/media relations experience is required. This individual will report to Oilmen Director of Communications Brandon Vickrey. The internship provides quality demo and resume experience and has served as a stepping stone for young broadcasters.
Do you think you have what it takes to be in charge of a team's finances? If so, this internship is for you. Interns in this position enjoy the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in how an organization operates from a financial standpoint. The intern will assist in running the team's gameday accounting and help the front office make the best accounting decisions for the organization.
Social Media Intern
This intern will have the opportunity to help run the team's social media accounts. The Oilmen have will lean on this intern to help the team build a successful social media brand to promote the club from both a baseball and business standpoint. This individual should have experience in running social media for an athletic team or related experience.
Those interested in helping sell advertising and tickets and helping market a sports organization can gain valuable hands-on experience through this internship. This intern will have the opportunity to make a signficant impact on the organization and gain resume material by successfully helping the Oilmen welcome new sponsors and fans.
Interns must provide their own transportation to Whiting, Indiana. The internship will run from middle of May to early August. Interns will able to obtain college credit from their college or university at the completion of the internship. Those interested in applying for an Oilmen internship should send their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.