Fan Media Announces Summer Baseball Internship Program for College Students

Cover the MLB team in your area on your phone as a mobile video correspondent this summer for our network. This internship is open to college journalism, broadcast, digital media and sports management students.

Fan Media will train, develop and collaborate with correspondents as mobile video journalists for social news coverage throughout the season. This is an opportunity to be on-camera, cover something high-profile, build your mobile demo reel and have fun.

Fan Media is a social news sports network of mobile phone video correspondents for the top 250 NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS teams (Patent Pending).

Our world-class iPhone app and web site (for Android users) have 250 team channels.

Fans, former college players and trained journalists make 30-second videos/stories on their phones for our network, covering their teams in their area from their point of view as social news coverage and compete each season to earn official status, money and media credentials.

For college students who want to cover a MLB team in their area, the program runs from April through August for school credit (non-paid). Internships can be customized for each student to fit your schedule and meet your school’s requirements.

Interns (correspondents) will make 30-second videos/stories covering the MLB team in their area on a weekly basis for social news coverage, including: news reporting, commentary, criticism, analysis, fan interviews, moments, trending stories and public opinion. Fan Media Network will provide a correspondent kit with best practices on production quality and editorial direction.

Students will learn mobile video journalism in the field and strive to get into the News Feeds and Trending Stories of Facebook and Twitter as social news coverage. Videos can be shared from our iPhone app and web site into the News Feeds of Facebook and Twitter and the best videos get featured on Fan Media’s social brand pages.

“People are watching less TV. They are getting their news on social media. Sports fans now prefer bite size video coverage of news, games, events and moments in their News Feeds from non-traditional media types and fan point of view. This is a tremendous opportunity for college students. It’s relevant and aligns with today’s media production, distribution and consumption,” said Kirk Berridge, founder and CEO of Fan Media Network.

Interested students can apply by installing our iPhone app or making a profile on the web site (Android users) and making one video 30-second or less video/story about a MLB team. It can be a season preview video or any of the ideas listed above. We will contact you in the app or web site from our Newsroom to set you up from there.