The Chicago Dogs Summer Internship Program is designed to provide exceptional students interested in a career in sports with a unique opportunity to learn firsthand about the diverse business operations of a minor league baseball team. Those selected will gain invaluable knowledge, experience, and industry contacts that they will be able to take with them for the rest of their career. Our ultimate goal is to develop talented college students into young professionals by giving them a great experience with the Chicago Dogs.
The Summer Internship Program begins May 15, 2018 and requires a minimum 12-week commitment through August 14 (exceptions may be made on start / end dates in order to accommodate individual schedules). All internship positions are for college credit, are unpaid, and are based out of our stadium offices in Rosemont, IL. Please note that no housing, nor housing assistance, is provided.
All applicants must meet the following criteria for consideration:
-Student currently enrolled in an accredited program
-Excellent academic standing
-Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
-Previous work experience (part-time, internship or volunteer) is strongly preferred
Prospective candidates must submit the following materials to receive full consideration:
-Relevant materials from your academic advisor, including complete contact information.
We will also be holding an intern open house. Here are the details:
The Dogs have temporary offices in the LifeSource building next to the stadium under construction.
5505 Pearl St
Rosemont, IL 60018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Open House from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Come with your resume, prepared to make an impression. Interviews on-site beginning at 11:00 am. Get face time with a member of the Dogs front office.
Provide an environment for our partner interns to learn as much as possible about the business of professional sports from the front of house perspective. Interns will gain invaluable knowledge, experience, and industry contacts that they will be able to take with them for the rest of their career. Our ultimate goal is to develop talented college students into young professionals by giving them a great experience with the Chicago Dogs.
The Chicago Dogs, to the surprise of some, are not actually in the baseball business. We are,rather, in the entertainment business. Specifically, we strive to make people happy. The Dogs are committed to providing a superior fan experience in a wholesome, family-friendly, fun-filled environment with a memorable, affordable day at the ballpark. Our ownership has a proven record of entrepreneurial success in sports entertainment.
The Chicago Dogs are seeking students at accredited universities with an existing program for college credit summer semester placement. Ideal candidates are looking to begin a career in sports entertainment / marketing. You must thrive working in a fast-paced, energetic environment and be willing to work extra, non-traditional hours when needed. You must also have strong organizational skills, be able to multi-task, possess a positive work ethic, and strive for excellence at all times.Candidates must be annoyingly personable, friendly, enthusiastic, and outgoing individuals who enjoy interacting with large numbers of new people on a constant basis.
May, 2018 (as classes / exams allow)
-You will be trained in all aspects of promotions and stadium operations
-You will create a team dynamic with your fellow seasonal employees and interns
-You will assist in the creation of your specific set of duties, which will vary from game to game
2 hours prior to game time
-Attend the mandatory pre-game promotional meeting, and receive your game assignment
-Prepare, pre-position, and set up that specific day’s slate of promotions
-Welcome our fans to our world-class ballpark
-Execute pre-game promotions
9 innings, variable time
-Execute all between-inning promotions in a timely manner
-Ensure the safety, well-being, and entertainment of fans chosen as contestants
-Assist in stadium operations as required (tarp, staffing stadium locations, etc.)
1 hour after game
-Assist with any post-game promotions (fireworks, run the bases, skills competition, etc.)
-Disassembly and storage of all promotions equipment
Varies, but irregular hours possible
-Ops / Stadium / Promotions tasks as needed
-Assist with mascot / community appearances as needed
-Professionalism–you are the face of the Chicago Dogs; when you’re in costume, you’re in character
-Commitment–attend all 50+ home games (exceptions for vital life events granted on a discretionary basis) at Impact Field, volunteer for extra work, learn as much as possible, meet as many industry contacts as you can
-Goals–achieve everything you want out of this internship program
-Learning–further your education, ask questions, decide whether sports entertainment is the correct career path for you
-Joy–have fun, make new friends, meet potential new colleagues, and do not take yourself too seriously
September 3, 2018, or earlier as coursework / classes demand
-Each intern’s exit schedule will vary, however, with potential playoff games, the season may continue until mid-September
-Interns are not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship, no housing will be provided
-Please email a resume to:
Kevin Sullivan–Director of Game Entertainment