The Summer Opportunity Program (SOP) is a paid, supervised training program where students can gain experience working in the front office of a professional sports organization. It runs during our baseball season (June, July and early August). Applicants must be entering their Junior or Senior year in High School or be attending college in order to qualify for the Summer Opportunity Program. This program provides meaningful work experience for anyone with talent and motivation. It is a supportive, flexible, comprehensive and exciting program. Since its inception, the First Base Foundation has given opportunities to dozens of SOP participants. Many have gone on to get jobs with professional sports organizations.
Jobs & Job Descriptions:
- Sports Journalism: You will be responsible for writing articles about our various teams and their games throughout the summer, as well as editorial blog posts that are informative and baseball-related. These articles will be posted on the website and on our various social media accounts. You must have an interest in baseball and sports writing, and must attend a number of California Warriors games throughout the summer to interview players, take photos, and take video. You will also be responsible for editing video in the office to post on the website and on social media.
- Social Media Marketing: You will be responsible for helping create content for the First Base Foundation-California Warriors social media accounts. This can range from photos to video interviews to going live from games, and more. You will need to attend a number of California Warriors games to get content, and will work throughout the summer with the Sports Journalist at the FBF office to develop a strategy (and adjust it over the summer) so you know what content you need to capture. Candidates must be familiar with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Constant Contact.
- Front Office Administration: You will work in the FBF office as an assistant to the Executive Director and Communications Director. You will learn how to use WordPress, PhotoShop, TeamSnap, and Salesforce and help the front office support our 4 baseball teams.
If you are interested in participating in the Summer Opportunity Program, fill out this form and we will be in touch.