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Red Sox Fellowship Program

The Boston Red Sox Fellowship program was created in 2006 to provide recent college graduates (and/or recipients of advanced degrees) the chance for immersion into the day-to-day operation of a sports franchise. The program provides an alternative method to increasing diversity in professional sports while also helping to attract talented college graduates into the sports industry.

Each year, the fellow will focus on an intensive, six-month working project while also getting the chance to participate in activities outside of their department. The Fellow will be paired with a senior level executive, who acts as a mentor, and will have access to additional resources throughout the program. At the Fellowship's conclusion, the Fellow will present his/her project findings to senior management. The program runs from July through December.

This year, we have identified a project that will provide the Fellow with a unique level of exposure throughout the entire Boston Red Sox organization. The project will be to research, design, and implement a new hire orientation program that will provide new employees insight into the baseball industry as well an introduction to the internal departments of the Boston Red Sox. The Fellow will gain significant exposure and experience in a professional environment while adding value to the Boston Red Sox organization, and their Human Resources platforms.

* Note: Fellows are not guaranteed employment with the Boston Red Sox after the Fellowship concludes.

Year: 2009
Dept: Fenway Enterprises
Fellow: Andrew De Stadler
  Vanderbilt University, 2009
  Psychology and Spanish

Develop a comprehensive business plan to grow Fenway Enterprises. Conduct competitive research to determine how the organization can market Fenway Enterprises more effectively.
Year: 2010
Dept: Business Development
Fellow: Yi Zhuang
  University of Pittsburgh, 2009
  Industrial Engineering

Organize and analyze ticket redemption and secondary ticketing sales data in order to improve the overall fan experience and drive revenue.
Year: 2010
Dept: Fenway Enterprises
Fellow: Nydia Cardenas
  Stanford University, 2008
  Mechanical Engineering

Evaluate fan membership programs with the overall goal of increasing membership while also expanding the program's role in team community outreach and marketing.
Year: 2011
Dept: Business Development
Fellow: Tiffany Pollack
  Dartmouth College, 2010
  Women's and Gender Studies and English

Research, build and implement an outreach strategy to attract more college students and young professionals to Fenway Park.

Fellows must have exceptional communication skills and be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. All applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Fellows are expected to work peak operation times throughout their program including some nights, weekends and holidays.

All majors are welcome.

Application Materials:

The application for the Red Sox Fellowship Program consists of two copies of the following:

  • Cover letter that answers the following questions (400 words maximum):
      1. How can the Red Sox remain a leading franchise both on and off the field? What do you think is Human Resource's role in this endeavor?
      2. Please describe a time when you initiated or took a leadership role in developing an idea into reality. What did you learn from this experience and how would you apply it to your fellowship project?
  • Official college transcript(s)
  • Resume
  • Two references that we may contact (one academic, one professional, no family members please). For your references please do not submit letters of recommendation. Please provide name, title and contact information for each of your references.

Application materials should be sent to:

Red Sox Fellowship Program
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215

All materials must be submitted together by January 16, 2012. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

If you have additional questions, please e-mail

Q: My transcript doesn't include current grades. Will this count against me?
Q: Do I have to be applying as a graduating senior or can I be out of college already?
Q: Do I have to be a Red Sox fan?
Q: Can I submit application materials online?
Q: Can I submit materials in separate mailings?
Q: How should I inquire about the status of my application?
Q: What's the difference between being an intern and a fellow?