Every summer, the Foresters choose a handful of select individuals to work as interns during the June-July season at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium at UCSB and at select other events. Interns are responsible for helping the Foresters staff run the ballgames. That includes customer service, manning the front gate, helping with concessions and merchandise sales, running the press box, including PA announcing and scoreboard operation, plus managing the on-field entertainment that includes between-innings promotions for kids. Whew. That’s not to mention the important stats- and record-keeping functions of the intern staff, which will be taught how to use iScore and create daily box scores, stat sheets, and more.
Interns will interview with Foresters manager Bill Pintard and other Foresters volunteers. They need to COMMIT to being at nearly every home game, though of course, tests and school work are occasional acceptable excuses with advance warning. The work day starts at 3 or 4 pm on any home game day during the week, including Saturdays. Sunday game work days start at noon. Interns gather at the ballpark an hour or more before first pitch to set up the stadium, see to any cleaning, prepare supplies, set up the gate, etc.
Along with game work, Foresters interns will assist with the many activities run for our Hugs for Cubs childhood cancer-survivor program. Children and their families who are battling life-threatening diseases are treated to ballgames, bowling nights, surf days, and more. Interns will take part in these life-affirming events.
A summer internship is a great learning opportunity and a chance for hands-on management, customer service, logistics, and sales/marketing experience. Interns from the Foresters have gone on to professional positions in various pro sports, including Major League Baseball and the NBA, along with minor-league teams and many top college programs. Even if sports is not your main goal, the skills of management, customer service, and sales will be useful in many careers.
Enthusiasm and accountability are the number-one traits we look for in our interns. Creativity and a willingness to try new things are big pluses. Being a big baseball fan always helps, of course!
If you’d like to find out more about the program and set up an interview, fill out the form linked here and send it to [email protected] with the subject line 2015 INTERN APPLICATION. We’ll follow up to schedule a time to talk. Plus check out this cool flyer that you can send to your friends to join you with the ‘Sters!
Thanks for your interest in the five-time National Champion Santa Barbara Foresters.