MLB Franchise
  West Region
  Sports Internship
  Posted/Updated: 10/11/19

Job Summary

Responsible for developing novel statistical methodology to support decision-making throughout baseball operations. We are seeking to hire a summer intern to join the team. The primary goal of our internship program is to identify and develop talented individuals who may be interested in joining the team full-time in the future.

Job Functions:

  • Collaborate with the team to select one quantitative research project, and take that project from start to finish during the 12 weeks of the internship
  • Meet front office staff, coaches, and scouts; and get exposure to various aspects of baseball operations

Basic Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Pursing a degree in statistics, computer science, mathematics or any other STEM field related to data science
  • Experience with R or Python
  • Ability to communicative effectively in speech and in writing on a technical and non-technical level
  • Experience with advanced statistical models such as generalized linear mixed models (GLMMs), spatial or time series models, or Bayesian hierarchical models preferred
  • Experience with machine learning (e.g. ensemble methods), artificial intelligence (e.g. reinforcement learning) or computer vision (e.g. pose estimation) preferred
  • Experience with operations research topics such as optimization or simulation preferred
  • Experience with advanced data visualization libraries such as D3 or plotly preferred
  • Experience maintaining a well-organized, well-documented code repository for productionizing a data science project preferred

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