Pod-Cast: Life (so far) as a BTF Intern
I became the official Baseball Tomorrow Fund intern on March 15, 2012. After three months, I thought it may be fun to share all that I’ve been up to and all that is on the way. We’ll consider it a brief rundown of a day in the life of a BTF intern.
Each day I update our social media portals, including Facebook and Twitter with posts regarding BTF grant recipients, media events and Equipment Days. I love uploading photos from the recipient media events, newly renovated or constructed fields, happy past grant recipients or Equipment Day collection sites. By managing the BTF social media outlets I get to directly interact with supporters and share all of the exciting things we are doing here in, and out, of the office. Social media: check.
Administrative tasks, although not the most glamorous aspect of my internship, are crucial to the functionally of BTF. Due to BTF’s extensive application and evaluation process there may be some days I make copies or file an application, but administrative tasks have also included much more. I’ve assisted with orders for check posters larger than the average human to present at MLB games, I’ve run over to the MLB Players Association to drop off memos, shipped neon wristbands and posters to ballparks for Equipment Day, helped prepare for quarterly board meetings, assisted with our upcoming BTF website redesign and printed applicant Letters of Inquiry and grant applications. Administrative duties: check.
Being a member of the BTF team has exposed me to many different facets of the working world, but above all, I’ve learned that you truly can turn a passion into a career. That may be the greatest lesson of all.
Much to look forward to: attending the Phillies Equipment Day check presentation on July 24th, hearing MLB’s top executives speak at intern lunch sessions and continuing to hone my skills for the betterment of our team. Keep checking the blog for weekly thoughts, tips and recaps and, as always, head to the BTF Facebook and Twitter pages for the daily updates I love to share with you all.