By: David Iannicca MSEd, ATC, CSCS | Kansas City Royals Where...
** Application process is now closed. Thank you for your interest. All applicants will be notified of their status on, or before, March 15, 2017 **
Students: Want to experience what it’s like to work in professional baseball?
The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers’ Society (PBATS) is offering its summer internship program again in 2017. This program offers a great opportunity for qualified athletic training students to get a foot in the door of professional baseball.
Applicants do not need to be concerned about confining their choices to the 30 Major League Baseball teams. The PBATS program is more comprehensive than that, featuring over 100 possible positions with participating teams in both the major and minor leagues. A list of minor league teams can be found at http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp. The list can even be organized by state for those unsure of which minor league teams are located in their vicinity.
Students who apply for the program should be prepared for a busy summer as these internships are not simply about observation. Interns are allowed hands on experience under the supervision and discretion of the team’s professional staff.
Although the program gives preference to juniors, seniors and grad students in athletic training curricula, sophomores and freshmen can apply too. Their applications will be considered after the upperclassmen have been evaluated.
To be considered, students must include ALL three of the following items:
– Application form
– Letter of recommendation from your program director and head athletic trainer
– Deadline: Internship application process is now closed for the 2017 season.