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  • Professional Baseball Sports Science Internships

    We are seeking candidates with a passion for winning through improving player development and performance, injury prevention, nutrition, and enhancing player well-being through sports science. These unique positions offer interns the opportunity to integrate sports science, athletic training, and nutrition aimed at improving the performance and well-being of players across the entire Tampa Bay Rays organization. Both full season (Feb – Oct) and summer positions (May – Sept) will be considered. Please note that these internship positions often have the potential to lead to full-time employment offers with the Rays organizations, but such an offer is not guaranteed.

    · Implement and maintain various sports science, nutritional, and sports medicine research initiatives across the Rays
    · Data collection and analyses of a variety of sports science data sources, for the purpose of player evaluation, injury risk
    assessment, athlete well-being assessment, decision analysis, etc.
    · For interns with appropriate credentialing, assist with providing athletic training and/or nutrition services to our players
    · Effectively interact and communicate with a diverse team of individuals from all across the organization including sports science
    staff, sports medicine personnel, registered dietitians, front office personnel, coaches, medical and scouting.
    · Exploration of new sports science technologies that may provide novel, impactful value to the organization.
    · Assist with data integration into our current databases of all sports science and medical assessment data sources.
    · Various other sports science, nutrition, and athletic training focused daily duties across the organization, as necessary.

    · A strong foundation in sports science including, but not limited to biomechanics, sports medicine, exercise physiology, athletic
    training, and/or neuromuscular control. Graduate level education in these areas is highly desired.
    · A strong foundation in nutritional sciences. Graduate level education in these areas is highly desired.
    · Clinical experience (and accompanying certifications) in the areas of athletic training and/or nutrition are highly desired.
    · Demonstrated experience and coursework in statistics, computer science, and/or engineering is beneficial.
    · In addition to working closely with the broader Baseball Performance Science team, we desire candidates who will challenge the
    status quo and explore new research opportunities. Previous interns have developed ideas that have changed the way the
    organization approaches important challenges.

    Ideal candidates will possess:
    · Trustworthiness and the ability to maintain the confidentiality of work materials and processes.
    · Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
    · Open-mindedness and respect for others’ opinions.
    · Desire and aptitude to develop new skills.
    · Ability to develop and execute advanced research study designs to evaluate complex questions.
    · Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
    · Ability to clearly communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences.

    Application Procedures:
    Please apply for the position at:
    Please address questions regarding the positions to:
    Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC
    Director: Baseball Performance Science
    Tampa Bay Rays Baseball