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Team Equipment Intern


The Orange County Riptide, a collegiate wood bat summer baseball team playing games at the Great Park in Irvine, California, seeks interns with strong knowledge and understanding of equipment inventory management, organization, and cataloging.

Please Note: This un-paid internship position will require your attendance at home games in Irvine, Calif. Qualified candidates will need to ensure they have housing available from June through early August 2024.

Summer interns attending college outside of the Orange County, Calif. area must make their own living arrangements for the summer. The OC Riptide cannot provide housing for out-of-the-area interns.

Interns chosen for this position will need strong critical thinking skills, ability to work in a dynamic environment, take direction easily and quickly, willingness to work nights and weekends and possess excellent multitasking skills.

Learning Objectives:

  • Equipment Managers will design and implement an inventory tracking system to optimize equipment tracking procedures.
  • Equipment Managers will design the most efficient check-out, set-up, breakdown and organization of practice and pre-game equipment.
  • Interns will learn to properly document and be responsible for uniforms and practice equipment to reduce loss and breakage.
  • By the end of the internship, students should have gained exceptional knowledge in equipment management and game day operations.

In lieu of compensation, academic credit is available for this internship. Academic credit is not guaranteed, and accepted interns need to verify/check with their respective academic departments to ensure this specific internship opportunity meets academic credit requirements.

Because this position requires attendance at home games, (23 games spanning from June through early August) applicants are expected to work four (4) to five (5) hours per game. Candidates selected for this position will also travel on away games (travel provided by team transportation) but will be split up between the 2-3 candidates selected. Candidates should expect to work 28 to 30 games between home and away games. Candidates chosen for this position will work within a team atmosphere with other staff members within the same role.

Ideal candidates will be a trustworthy professional with outstanding record-keeping and organizing abilities. The chosen candidate will demonstrate excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to keep proper inventory of uniforms and baseball equipment.


· Reports Directly to the Director of Baseball Operations.

· Design and implement an inventory tracking system to optimize inventory control procedures.

· Examine the levels of supplies and uniforms to optimize efficiency.

· Document daily starting and ending inventory levels.

· Prepare detailed reports on inventory operations, stock levels and adjustments.

· Work with Director of Baseball Operations and Coaches to ensure player receive proper uniforms and gear.

· Perform daily analysis to predict potential inventory problems.

· Order or purchase new supplies to avoid inefficiencies or excessive surplus.

· Wash and launder player uniforms (Reimbursement for materials and costs provided)


Preferred Skills:

· Solid knowledge of data analysis, inventory management software, and forecasting techniques.

· An analytical mind with strong attention to detail

· Outstanding organizational and problem-solving skills

· Excellent communication and leadership abilities

· Previous baseball knowledge is a must


The Orange County Riptide Baseball Club is a 501(c)(3) and all of our internships comply with the US Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act. The OC Riptide ensures that all unpaid interns and students understand the following:

  1. The extent to which the intern and the employer clearly understand that there is no expectation of compensation. Any promise of compensation, express or implied, suggests that the intern is an employee—and vice versa.
  2. The extent to which the internship provides training that would be similar to that which would be given in an educational environment, including the clinical and other hands-on training provided by educational institutions.
  3. The extent to which the internship is tied to the intern’s formal education program by integrated coursework or the receipt of academic credit.
  4. The extent to which the internship accommodates the intern’s academic commitments by corresponding to the academic calendar.
  5. The extent to which the internship’s duration is limited to the period in which the internship provides the intern with beneficial learning.
  6. The extent to which the intern’s work complements, rather than displaces, the work of paid employees while providing significant educational benefits to the intern.
  7. The extent to which the intern and the employer understand that the internship is conducted without entitlement to a paid job at the conclusion of the internship.