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Marlins seeking baseball analytics intern

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MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Job Title: Baseball Analytics Intern

Department: Baseball Operations

Reports To: Senior Director, Analytics

Supervises: N/A

Job Classification: Hourly / Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

The Baseball Analytics Intern will assist Baseball Operations decision-making through the analysis and research of baseball information. The specific day-to-day responsibilities of this position will vary depending on the baseball calendar, but will revolve around using objective data to answer baseball-related questions, with a strong preference for a candidate possessing an established foundation of statistical, programming, and database management skills.

Essential Functions:

· Perform advanced statistical analysis on large datasets in order to assist in the decision-making of the Baseball Operations department

· Expand upon Marlins analytical strategy by improving existing resources and creating new databases, models, applications, and reports

· Perform ad-hoc research projects as requested and present results in a concise manner

· Monitor publically available baseball research

· Provide administrative support and complete general intern duties as requested

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Understanding of and passion for the game of baseball
  • Ability to communicate baseball analytics concepts to individuals with diverse baseball backgrounds, including coaches, scouts, and executives outside of analytics
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to self-direct
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays during the season and commit to the full duration of the internship

Suggested Education & Experience Guidelines:

· Currently enrolled in or completed undergraduate or graduate-level degree, preferably in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or a related field.

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required

  • Familiarity with current state of freely available baseball research required

· Experience with relational databases and SQL strongly preferred

· Experience with R statistical software package strongly preferred

· Experience with a scripting language (e.g. Python, Ruby, Perl) and/or web development a plus

· Baseball playing experience a plus

We are accepting both full year (January-December) and summer candidates at this time. Interested applicants can send their materials (resume, cover letter, research, etc.) to marlinsinternships@gmail.com