Former Player Internships (Sponsored by MLB)
Diversity Fellowship Program
This distinct opportunity will place candidates in entry-level roles within one of the MLB Clubs and MLB's Central Office. The Club-based program will be an 18-to-24-month commitment in a front office or baseball operations role at one of the MLB Clubs around the country participating in the MLB Diversity Fellowship Program. Open to people of color and female candidates who are recent graduates (spring 2017 to upcoming spring 2020) with either a Bachelor's, Master's, or related advanced degree. Former professional baseball and softball players (including national team members) who have earned a degree(s) and do not meet the graduation date requirement but have ceased playing within the last two years will also be eligible. Please click the button below to learn more and apply by October 15th.
Diversity Pipeline Program (Club Front Office/Coaching Internship):
Major League Baseball recognizes the value that former players can bring to the Baseball Operations Departments of the 30 Major League Clubs.
Participants will gain experience in the following areas at a host Major League club:
- Player Development
- Research & Development
- Baseball Administration
The program lasts from January 1 - June 30, 2020. October 1st is the deadline to apply. Only major or minor league free agents or retired players who are less than two years removed from affiliated baseball are eligible to apply. Please click the button below to email Tyrone Brooks if you are interested in applying or have questions.
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (Business of Baseball Internship):
The Major League Baseball Former Player Internship program introduces former Major and Minor League players to the business of baseball as they transition out of a playing role. Participants will gain experience in one or more of the following departments at the Commissioner's Office:
- Baseball Development
- Broadcast and Production
- Community and Social Responsibility
- Player Programs
- Ballpark Operations
- Diversity and Inclusion
This program typically lasts 3-4 months, with the participant working at least 20 hours per week. Major or minor league free agents or retired players who are less than two years removed from affiliated baseball are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, click the button below to learn more and apply.
Major League Baseball Umpire Camps (MLBUC) offer individuals of all experience levels who are interested in umpiring the chance to learn from former MLB Umpires, current MLB Supervisors and Observers as well as Minor League and NCAA officials.
Interested participants can take advantage of these free, one-day umpire clinics provided by MLBUC throughout the year. The clinics also serve as a prospecting clinic for those looking to umpire professionally. Selected individuals can earn scholarships that cover all expenses to both the MLBUC Pro Mini-Camp as well as Professional Umpire School.
To take advantage of this unique opportunity, please contact Raquel Wagner at email@example.com or at (212) 931-7526.
MLB & Club Careers
To access posted jobs at Major League Baseball and affiliated Clubs, please visit the respective career page links below by clicking on each logo. Please note that accessing these links through this portal does not guarantee employment by the respective organization.
Ready to get into a new game? GEICO has partnered with Major League Baseball to provide career opportunities to current and former players. GEICO has been one of the fastest-growing insurance companies; we currently have over 16 million policyholders and are continuing to grow. Step up to the playing field with a new career in insurance by joining our 40,000-member team and help GEICO continue its winning streak.
GEICO provides a competitive environment for associates to learn and grow, with many associates earning two promotions within the first year. GEICO provides fast-paced career opportunities in all 50 states ranging from auto damage adjusters, leadership programs and more! To learn more about this partnership, visit geico.jobs/MLB.
United Parcel Service (UPS)
UPS is interested in working with former baseball players. If you are interested in accessing immediate work opportunities with competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, prescription), 401k, discount stock purchases and work in various locations throughout the United States, you may want to consider UPS as a second career.
Career possibilities are virtually unlimited. They range from entry level to CEO, meteorology to banking and everything in between. They are in operations, technology, engineering, finance, marketing, sales and more. UPS employees work in warehouses, operational buildings, office settings and out of their homes. UPS operates in more than 220 countries and territories.
Additionally, UPS can help employees reach their educational goals with tuition assistance and hours that work around employee school schedules.
For more information, please contact Ricardhy Grandoit at firstname.lastname@example.org.