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Players & Interns

Information for Prospective Players, and Interns
 
Players:

The Cape Cod Baseball League prides itself on being the oldest, most successful amateur baseball league in the nation. With roots dating back to 1885, the Cape League has helped foster the careers of thousands of top baseball players, from such stars as Hall of Famer, Mickey Cochrane to Jason Varitek. In order to play in the Cape League, potential players must have NCAA eligibility remaining at the start of each Cape League season.

This typically applies to freshmen, sophomore and junior class players from 4-year affiliated institutions, with limited exceptions. High school players, college seniors and college players with no NCAA eligibility remaining are ineligible.

The Cape League itself does not recruit players. Player recruitment is left solely to each individual franchise, facilitated through each team's manager. To find out the name and contact information for each franchise manager, please refer to our online Teams Directory. To ensure a manager/head coach is aware of your playing abilities, have your current college coach or a Major League Baseball Scout recommend you to a particular Cape League manager/head coach or franchise general manager.


Internships:

2020 Internship Opportunities
Cape Cod Baseball League
Posted: November 20, 2019

T
he Cape Cod Baseball League is now accepting applications for 2020 summer internships. Cape League interns receive valuable experience in a wide variety of fields while also enjoying a fun and relaxed atmosphere on Cape Cod during the summer.  We are currently seeking interns to fill the following roles:  


Beat Reporter Internship
The Cape League’s beat reporters write game recaps and feature articles for the Cape League Website, promote stories on social media, and work with colleagues to distribute relevant league news and information to media and the public.  Applicants should send their resume, cover letter and writing samples to Ben Brink at brink@capecodbaseball.org.
Internships run from 6/10 - 8/12.  Accepted applicants are responsible for their own housing and transportation.


Writing & Editing Internship
The Cape Cod Baseball League writer/editor will be responsible for peer editing articles, press releases and additional content written/developed by  Cape League Interns.  They will also have opportunities to write their own stories and articles. Strong written communication skills and attention to detail are required. Applicants should email their resume, cover letter and writing samples to Ben Brink at brink@capecodbaseball.org.
Internships run from 6/10 - 8/12.  Accepted applicants are responsible for their own housing and transportation.


Public Relations Internship
The PR manager will build comprehensive media lists, serve as a liaison to media covering the Cape League, develop and manage promotional campaigns for special CCBL events, write and release press releases, pitch stories to media, and help to manage the Cape League’s social media presence. Applicants should email their resume, cover letter and any relevant information to Ben Brink at brink@capecodbaseball.org.
Internships run from 6/10 - 8/12.  Accepted applicants are responsible for their housing and transportation.


Social Media Internship
The Social Media intern will manage the Cape League’s social media channels.  They will work with the creative team and PR interns to disseminate Cape League content to the right audiences, engage with new and existing audiences through social with the goal of increasing brand awareness and engagement. Experience managing social media accounts required. Additional responsibilities may include public relations, content development, etc. Applicants should email their resume, cover letter and any relevant information to Ben Brink at brink@capecodbasell.org.
Internships run from 6/10 - 8/12.  Accepted applicants are responsible for their housing and transportation.


Photographer Internship
The photographer intern will work with the content team to shoot still images that capture the Cape League’s games, players, fields, and communities.  Additional responsibilities may include editing and uploading images, managing social media, and more. Applicants should email their resume, cover letter and photography samples to Ben Brink at brink@capecodbaseball.org.
Internships run from 6/10 - 8/12.  Accepted applicants are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

Graphic Design Internship
The graphic design intern will develop graphics in partnership with our content team with a focus on storytelling.  He/she will be responsible for creating graphics that promote and cover league news, special events, lineups, scores, and more.  Additional responsibilities may include designing logos for the All-Star Game, Home Run Contest, and Playoffs. Applicants should email their resume, cover letter and graphic design samples to Ben Brink at brink@capecodbaseball.org.
Internships run from 6/10 - 8/12.  Accepted applicants are responsible for their housing and transportation.


Videographer Internship
The videographer intern(s) will develop video content for the Cape Cod Baseball League.  They will be responsible for shooting interviews, cutting video highlights, directing video projects, managing the Cape League YouTube channel and promoting content via social media.  Videographers will also have the opportunity serve as on-air personalities as well, if they are interested. Applicants should email their resume, cover letter and video links to Ben Brink at brink@capecodbaseball.org.
Internships run from 6/10 - 8/12.  Accepted applicants are responsible for their housing and transportation.


Utility Player Internship
Applicants who are interested in an internship with the Cape Cod Baseball League this summer but don’t see a specific position would be a good fit are invited to apply to a “utility player” internship. We are always looking for competent interns to help out with PR, social media, writing, etc. And we can work with qualified interns to find the right role for them.  We also have positions open for baseball analysts, archivists, statistics gurus and baseball analysts.   Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to brink@capecodbaseball.org.  
Internships run from 6/10 - 8/12.  Accepted applicants are responsible for their housing and transportation.


Archive Internship


⦁    The Cape Cod Baseball League, America’s pre-eminent summer college baseball league, has an available internship opportunity to work with the league’s photography department identifying, organizing, and cataloging the photos taken by the league’s photographers for the Summer 2020 season. This internship, referred to as the “Archive Internship,” starts in early June and continues through the middle of August.
⦁    Applicants should be motivated and enthusiastic about sports and photography and have at least a basic understanding of baseball. Previous direct experience covering baseball is not necessary, though certainly helpful.
⦁    The Archive Intern will be provided with a laptop computer but will need access to hi-speed internet service.  A basic familiarity with computers in general and Microsoft Excel in particular is also helpful.
⦁    The Archive Intern will work for the CCBL under the direct supervision of SportsPix and will receive a summer stipend of $200. SportsPix is a Waltham based company specializing in sports action photography and is the official source for all CCBL photos.  SportsPix CCBL photos appear throughout the CCBL season in both local and national publications ranging from college websites to hometown newspapers to Sports Illustrated, Baseball America, and ESPN The Magazine, etc.
⦁    In addition to its role with the CCBL, SportsPix also provides photographic services for many local area colleges including Bentley, Brandeis, Curry, Lasell, Mass Maritime, Plymouth State, Salem State Tufts, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, and Wentworth.  In addition, SportsPix has provided extensive coverage of Eastern Massachusetts high school sports as well as youth sporting events.  SportsPix currently has nearly 2,000,000 images posted on its site (www.SportsPix.com which is also accessible directly from the CCBL website) and available for sale.
⦁    Archive Interns will be responsible for maintaining the library of images taken during the season, including identifying players in a league-supplied database for current and future reference and supplying appropriate photos for daily editorial use on the CCBL website as well as for other publications.
⦁    Writing ability is not a requirement, however, for those interested there may be an opportunity to write feature stories for use on the CCBL site.
⦁    The Archive Intern will be responsible for all his or her personal expenses, including transportation, food, and housing. It is not necessary for Archive Interns to live on the Cape for the summer or to spend significant time there. Archive Intern functions and responsibilities can be achieved remotely without spending time on the Cape, though the experience will be further enhanced by at least occasional attendance at games.    
⦁    This is a non-paying internship except for the $200 stipend. The value of the experience, however, is incalculable.

Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to sportspixllc@aol.com.