As a stadium operations intern I help with making sure the stadium is ready for games. This includes, making sure all security is setup, getting all promotions ready, help plan the promotion sheet, make sure lights are on, stadium is cleaned up, and the biggest thing is hosing the stadium to get all peanuts and spills out of the seats for all guest to come. During games I help answer radio calls and also find kids for gameday promotions. During non game weeks we do things that include; watering flowers and trees, mowing, touching up paint, getting ready for events that are on non game weekends, and repairs to anything that may need it.
My greatest accomplishment during this internship was being able help have 12 games in 13 days. It was a long 13 days but we were able to make sure everyone had a great experience attending these games. I feel that this is a big accomplishment because it takes an army to make sure that everything is ready for all of the fans and guest coming to enjoy a fun time at a baseball game with us.
One of the greatest lessons I had learned from this experience was that sometimes you are not always going to get to the fun parts of the job all the time and that you might be doing some of the not so fun parts. You need to do the not so fun parts to be able to do those fun parts of the job.
What advice would you give?
The biggest advice I would give is to be ready for any opportunity that comes your way as it will be a great way big or small to learn more about the industry and gain that experience.