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Astros Internships


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*** Audio/Visual ***

This intern will gain knowledge in an array of tasks including: events, ballpark sound and video and office and clerical work. The selected individual will learn how to work with clients and event managers as well as ballpark staff and guests. This intern will assist the Audio Visual coordinator with event set ups as well as game day audio and other audio visual projects that may arise (this will include installation and repairs of audio visual systems). This individual should have an interest in audio as well as video signal flow and have basic knowledge of how audio systems work and basic knowledge of Microsoft suites and PDF. This intern will be trained to set events and will be responsible for ensuring equipment is properly stored and working. Recommended majors include; radio, television, telecom or related field.

*** Ballpark Entertainment/Production ***
The Ballpark Entertainment intern will gain experience in recording, tape logging, and dubbing highlight clips from Astros games. The selected individual will also be involved in supporting both the Community Development and Conference Center departments through its various events and player appearances which will include operating video cameras, editing, and other production elements. The Ballpark Entertainment internship also has other opportunities which can consist of creating graphics, taking and preparing headshots, along with other opportunities to experience entertainment production. This internship is more suited for an individual who possesses experience in computer based programs, such as Avid, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop. Candidates for this internship should have a desire to pursue a career in production, preferably sports production. Candidates must be able to work Astros home games (which may include day, night, weekend, and holiday games). A media production major is recommended for this internship.

*** Business Operations ***

This intern will support the business operations by performing a variety of legal and policy tasks; legal research, contract management, drafting of agreements and analysis of current business projects as assigned. The successful candidate should be able conduct legal research and have excellent communication, organizational, prioritization (with a keen attention to detail), interpretation and time management skills. Successful candidate will be a current 2L or 3L pursuing a Juris Doctorate or a recently graduated law student from an accredited law school.

*** Decision Sciences ***

In the Decision Sciences internship, you will apply the knowledge you already have to learn more about how to develop database-driven applications and reports, using tools such as Visual Studio, SQL Server, and web technologies. This intern will assist the staff by performing occasional reporting, data mining, or other tasks that require advanced technical capability. You will also get experience in how to develop and maintain documentation supporting the maintenance of technical systems. To be successful we are looking for candidates pursuing a degree in computer science that have an elementary foundation in SQL. Some knowledge of any of c#, SSRS, SSIS, javascript, or ASP.NET is a plus. A successful candidate will also have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and excellent written, verbal, listening, and presentation skills. The best candidates will gain the most out of this internship by having the ability to multi-task and manage assignments in a fast-paced work environment. To be considered, you must possess high degree of discretion, integrity, professionalism, accountability, and a passion for baseball.

*** Facilities Management ***

The Facilities Management intern will gain knowledge in an array of tasks which include hands-on engineering and stadium operations duties as well as office and clerical work. The selected individual will learn how to work with contractors - place orders, meet the contractors on the job site, and help us manage all aspects of the solution. This intern may assist the engineering crew while they perform various tasks around the ballpark - fix motors, reassemble gears, check piping, and take apart and put together all types of machinery. This intern should have an interest in engineering techniques and be proficient in Excel. The selected individual will hone their customer service skills on a daily basis and help us satisfy our client needs within the conference center in a professional manner. The intern will also learn to manage Audio/Visual equipment for the clients (which may include laptops, projectors, mixing boards, etc.) and help us with set ups for press conferences. Recommended majors include engineering, sports management, and A/V. Proficiency in Excel and Word is required. Knowledge of AutoCad is a plus.

*** Finance/Accounting ***

This intern will work directly with the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable departments on a daily basis. Duties include learning how to process deposits, ticket accounts, and vouchers and filing them in the appropriate location in a timely manner. This intern will also file all credit card receipts from all ticket orders, conference center events, birthdays, etc. in date order and must be extremely organized. This intern will also be creating and maintaining binders for all monthly finances and reconcile bank invoices. The intern will assume additional roles on an as needed basis, and must be proficient in Excel and knowledge of People Soft is a plus. Must be an accounting or finance major and have a strong attention to detail.

*** Graphics ***

The Graphics intern will work closely with Marketing and other departments to create a wide range of print graphics including but not limited to: ballpark signage, promotional items, brochures, posters, flyers, postcards, and invitations. In addition they will expand their knowledge in creating print ads and interact with various print publications uploading to their FTP sites and performing other functions on an as need basis. Candidates need to have working knowledge of Adobe Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop on a MAC operating system. With that knowledge the intern will learn to handle multiple projects under flexible and extreme deadlines while building their portfolio. Strong understanding of the printing process and web design is a plus. ALL applicants MUST include a link or web address to any of the following on their resume:

1. Portfolio website
2. Online photo gallery of work
3. Multipage PDF

NOTES: Descriptive captions must be included with each example of work.

*** Groundskeeping ***

The chosen Groundskeeping intern will learn the ins and outs of field operations, turf management and the overall maintenance of the field and ballpark grounds ensuring the surface is game and camera-ready. This may include stripping the infield, keeping the dirt moist, learning fertilizer calculations, patching infield holes, leveling home plate, edging the infield, and many other related duties. This intern will also assist with the maintenance of all equipment as well as help set up pre-game activities such as batting practice and other non-baseball needs. The selected intern should have interest in learning about or familiarization with field maintenance equipment such as mowers, blowers and tractors and must be a hard-working team player. This internship is ideal for Turf Management majors who dream of running their own field someday.

*** Guest Services ***

The Guest Services intern will have the opportunity to see firsthand how a successful Guest Services department within a large, complex, and diverse organization such as the Houston Astros functions. This intern plays an integral role in ballpark operations on game days and helps us oversee our staff of approximately 250 ushers, ticket takers, and ballpark supervisors. The selected individual will help us manage various aspects such as lost and found and guest relations. You may help by maintaining a log or you may respond to messages and inquiries left by guests. Other tasks may include responding to fan feedback emails, updating staff personnel files, or generating staffing sheets. The Guest Services intern will learn how to effectively staff for conference center needs, such as tours, parties and other events. The Guest Services intern will have many opportunities to regularly network with a variety of departments within the organization as well as external business partners. Candidates should have strong interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrate initiative, and the interest and ability to work extended hours and weekends depending on the Astros game schedule or our events schedule. All candidates for this internship must be proficient in all Microsoft Office programs, including Excel.

*** Information Technology ***

An Information Technology intern will gain experience in a corporate IT environment and will gain knowledge in the design, development, and implementation of database and intranet related projects. Our intern will work closely with IT staff to resolve basic trouble tickets and service requests. The documentation of IT policies, procedures and systems will also be introduced. Candidates must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university pursuing a CS, EE or MIS degree. Experience with or expertise in any of the following is a HUGE plus: Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Visual Studio, VB.NET or C#.NET and .Net Framework 2.0, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, .NET, AJAX and Web 2.0.

*** Marketing, Promotions and Events ***

The chosen candidate will help support the Marketing Department's promotions, events, pregame on-field activities, and the Astros Buddies Club efforts. This position reports to the Manager of Promotions and Events and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Partner with manager to streamline and manage the promotions process.
  • Support team with the coordination and execution of milestone celebrations, fan programs, and marketing events.
  • Coordinate and execute Astros Buddies registrations and membership-exclusive experiences.
  • Organize game day assets such as National Anthem, First Pitches, Pregame Ceremonies, etc.
  • Partner with manager on pregame magazine style show execution.

*** Media Relations ***

The Media Relations intern will work exclusively with the media, both for internal and external purposes. The selected individual will sort through all newspaper sites, package all pertinent clips, and distribute it throughout the office or to media personnel. This intern will also run the minor league reports and recap all the games from the previous day. Other duties include running stat packets for media and internal use. This intern will set up the press box for media personnel prior to the games, as well as pass out media credentials on game days. This intern must be proficient in Word, Excel, and PageMaker or InDesign and be able to work all games (which may include day, night, weekend and holiday games). Recommended majors include anything in the Communication field, particularly Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. This intern will assume additional roles on an as-needed basis.

*** Retail ***

Overseeing all aspects of the Retail Department for the Houston Astros; including origination to completion of game day and non-game day retail functions at Minute Maid Park. Candidates will have the opportunity to get exposed to our business, develop management skills and determine if they would like to pursue a career in the sports and entertainment industry.

*** Safety ***

This intern will assist the Director, Safety with development and maintenance of a safety culture by performing tasks to establish a functional and effective safety program for the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park and other Astros facilities. This intern will assist in documenting safety standards and procedures; tracking of safety data; and will attend and actively participate in appropriate safety related functions as well as perform administrative functions (schedule safety meetings, provide status reports and maintain templates and data tracking). Must be highly efficient utilizing all Microsoft Office products. The appropriate candidate will be working towards or will have recently completed a degree in Occupational Safety, Health & Safety Sciences, Engineering, Business, Risk management or related field.

*** Security ***

The Security intern will provide basic clerical assistance as well as assist the Director of Security in providing security presence to ensure staff and visitors to Minute Maid Park have a safe and pleasant experience. Day-to-day responsibilities will include command center operations, maintaining credential logs, assisting with safety training program and camera system operations all under the direction of the Director of Security. Gameday duties (to include parking operations, passes/staffing) will also apply to this internship; additional roles will be assumed on an as needed basis. The chosen intern candidate will need to exhibit intermediate skills utilizing Microsoft applications such as: excel, powerpoint and outlook. Experience with Lean/Six Sigma preferred.

*** Special Events ***

The Special Events intern will work with the Special Events/Conference Center Department to learn about the execution of all non-baseball events and meetings held at Minute Maid Park. Our events business wide-reaching and includes business meetings, galas, trade shows, corporate events such as batting practices and softball games, holiday parties, and personal events such as weddings, receptions, birthday parties and Bar Mitzvahs. This internship provides the opportunity for the selected candidate to learn through observation and doing how a Special Events department functions. The internship requires an inquisitive, responsible self-starter who enjoys a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. This person must be a strong communicator with above average computer skills. The intern will learn about all aspects of our event sales operations from administrative tasks such as contract generation, filing, answering sales inquiries, disseminating information, and taking detailed messages as well as database upkeep. He/she will gain experience in selling by coordinating engagement and bridal photo shoots at Minute Maid Park. This intern will have many opportunities to network with and work with many departments within the Astros organization, as well as our event execution partners, and with Astros corporate and social clients. Ideal intern candidates will possess comfort, confidence, maturity and poise to deal with all of these entities. This internship may require working additional hours during the week and some weekends dependent upon the scheduling of events.

*** Sponsorship ***

This intern will work extensively with the execution and fulfillment of current sponsors' contracts. Pre-game and in-game activation elements require that he or she be available for all home games which include nights, weekends and holidays. Office responsibilities include creating proposals for potential clients, proof of performance reports for current clients, scheduling and tracking deliverables for current clients, and additional duties as necessary. Proficiency in basic Microsoft Office programs is required (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and a working knowledge of Access is preferred. Professionalism in-person, via email, and via phone is essential for success in this position due to the correspondence that the intern will have with various clients and professionals outside of the organization. Recommended majors for this internship are Marketing, Business, Communications and Public Relations.

*** Strategy & Analytics ***

As a part of the Business Strategy & Analytics Team, the intern will be responsible for coordinating market research efforts, collecting data, performing data analysis and developing output of the results. The intern will contribute to high visibility projects for the organization, which will have a direct impact on the top and bottom line.

*** Strategy & Analytics, CRM ***

This intern will partner in the maintenance of the CRM system, developing dashboards, providing user support, performing data analysis and developing summaries of the results. The Intern will contribute to high visibility projects for the organization, which will have a direct impact on the top and bottom line.

*** Tours ***

This intern will book and coordinate events including birthday parties and tours. A large role of this intern is to educate guests about Minute Maid Park, the history of the ballpark, and Union Station as well as the team in a professional but fun manner. The selected individual must be a strong public speaker. There may be parties/tours ranging from a handful of people up to 200 people at any given time. This intern is also responsible for creating and coordinating educational learning center activities which can be incorporated and used in the Texas School System. This includes researching ideas and being a creative thinker. This person will also have the duty to sell and increase the event schedule and arrange accommodations for each event. This person will also have an active role in office work, data base management and marketing tours/birthday parties. This internship may require working additional hours during the week and some weekends as needed. This intern will assume additional roles on an as needed basis. Must be proficient in Excel, Word and public speaking. Prior experience working with kids is a must.