This is part of a continuing series of "Summer Intern Chronicles" that Cape Cod Today will publish throughout the season. Many local college students undertake internship experiences during summer break. These internships can truly form a young person as a professional in their chosen career path. For many, the internship is their first work experience in the career they hope to pursue. These internship stories are intended to give the students an opportunity to share their experiences, showcase the work of their sponsoring organization and put in a plug for their college. The stories are written in the students' own words and published verbatim as submitted.
If your Cape & Islands or Plymouth organization hosts summer interns and you'd like them to participate, please email [email protected] and we will send you the project guidelines.
Jonathan Moses from Newbury College
My name is Jonathan Moses and I am from Braintree, Ma. I will be a sophomore at Newbury College, studying Sports Management. This summer, I have been a gameday operations intern with the Orleans Firebirds. So far, it has been a blast working in one of the most premier leagues for summer college baseball. Working alongside with other passionate interns, who have the same career goals like working in the sports industry one day, really has made this internship enjoyable. During the season, I have been working more closely in the retail department for the Firebirds. Which consists of setting up tables and tents for the home plate shop, assisting customers when they are looking for a certain item or size, and doing inventory checks to make sure we have enough of each item for every game. Which can range from hats, shirts, sweatshirts, etc.
I have been living out of my family’s trailer that is in Brewster. This is the first time being on Cape Cod for a long period of time, and has been a great experience being in a new environment.
What I have really learned so far that I would not have learned in the classroom, is being hands-on in the actual field and gaining experience. Through this internship, it has changed my professional outlook on what I would like to do one day. At first, I knew that I wanted to do something in baseball, but I did not know what I wanted to do specifically. After working in the team operations side this summer with the Firebirds, I would be happy to have a career working in the daily operations of a team. I am thankful of the opportunity working with the Orleans Firebirds this summer. I have learned a tremendous amount that I will use in my future.
If I was able to find a job on Cape Cod in this field, I would be happy to jump on the opportunity and move down here to pursue a good job/career opportunity.
My advice that I would give to a college student seeking an internship, is to make sure that you apply early and look at internships that you may want to do down the line as a full career one day. Getting the most experience as you can by doing these internships is something that I strongly recommend.