Just fyi..maybe you've all seen this already:
Baseball Prospectus is currently taking applications for internships. This series of internships will commence in December, and run through the end of the 2006 major league season. Internships are open to anyone currently enrolled in a college or advanced degree program. Baseball Prospectus internships are unpaid.
Internships are available in four areas:
Editorial Assistance. The applicant will be responsible for copy editing, proof reading, HTML coding, and similar tasks that require a quick turnaround time. Applicants should have previous editing experience.
Database Management - The applicant will work within our proprietary databases. Applicants who have some existing proficiency with Oracle databases and SQL are strongly preferred.
Web Elements & Design - The applicant will work on projects related to both the frontend and the backend of the Baseball Prospectus website. An ideal intern candidate would have both web design and web programming expertise.
Research Assistant - The applicant will respond to data queries from Baseball Prospectus authors for both web-based columns and book projects. The applicant should have at least some familiarity with database queries, and should be located near a major library.
Baseball Prospectus internships are a fantastic way to put your developing skills set into practice and build your resume while working with a great group of people. However, as we anticipate a high volume of applications, please follow these instructions carefully when applying:
Please submit your materials electronically to Nate Silver [email@example.com]. The subject heading of the e-mail must include the phrase "INTERNSHIP APPLICATION"
Please consider which ONE of the four positions you are most qualified for and indicate this in the body of the e-mail.
All internship applications must include a resume, and EITHER a personal statement not to exceed 1000 words OR an article containing original baseball research, not to exceed 2000 words.
In addition, applicants for the "Web Elements & Design" position should submit a portfolio, or provide a link to a portfolio.
The deadline for internship applications is November 30, 2005. We regret that we will not be able to contact applicants individually about the status of their application.