About the job
ABOUT THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION
The Major League Baseball Players Association is the union that represents Major League and Minor League Players, enabling them collectively to defend and advance their workplace conditions, benefits, rights, and common interests. It has a long and proud history of standing up for the rights of its members – past, present and future.
The MLBPA negotiates the terms and conditions of employment for Players under contract with Major League Clubs and defends their existing rights under the terms as set forth in the Basic Agreement (the collective bargaining agreement). The Association works closely with the union’s Executive Board of Player representatives as well as the agents it certifies to represent MLB Players.
Under its business arm, MLB Players, Inc., the union markets the collective rights of MLB Players through the licensing of companies, sponsorship of brands that want to associate their products with Major Leaguers and the development of new initiatives. Player-licensed products include trading cards, collectibles, electronic games, digital, apparel and novelties.
The Association also oversees the operation and administration of the Players Trust, a charitable foundation that is the first of its kind in professional sports. Through the Players Trust, Major League Players contribute their time, money and celebrity to call attention to important issues and encourage others to get involved in their own communities.
The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) seeks a communications intern who will gain valuable experience working within a preeminent sports union. The communications intern will be involved with the MLBPA's day-to-day media, public relations and other activities, supporting the communications objectives of the Association's labor, licensing, and not-for-profit activities.
Key Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):
· News monitoring, general research (biographical, organizational, and topical)
· Drafting and editing issue summaries, analysis, and reports
· Distribution of press releases and maintenance of the department media list
· Other special communications projects as needed
· Current college student or recent college graduate from an accredited university with a degree in public relations, communications, sports management, economics, English, or labor relations.
· Excellent written and verbal communications skills
· Outstanding interpersonal skills
· Experience working with the Microsoft suite of programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and experience using the Internet as a communications and research tool.
· Knowledge of Major and Minor League Baseball Players
· Fluency in Spanish Preferred but not required
Location: Hybrid – New York City – Must be able to come into our office 2 days per week while working the rest of the week remotely.
Reports to: Silvia Alvarez, Acting Communications Director
Salary: 20.00 per hour
The MLBPA, along with any of its current or future subsidiaries, including MLB Players Trust, highly value a diverse and inclusive workforce. The MLBPA encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, creed, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, citizenship, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Additionally, the MLBPA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Salary: 20.00 per hour