The Cape Cod Baseball League has enjoyed a long history of offering internships to college students who, historically, have worked in myriad capacities and performed any number of duties for the League and individual league franchises. In the past, interns have performed such duties as scorekeeping, the writing of press releases, public relations, photography, etc.
In fact, current and longtime Cape League president Judy Walden Scarafile and Dick Bresciani of the Boston Red Sox began their careers as interns with the Cape Cod Baseball League. While the league maintains its own public relations staff, each of the 10 individual teams that comprise the league utilize many interns each summer season.
The Cape Cod Baseball League administration encourages potential interns or players to contact management of these franchises directly. Addresses, e-mail, fax and phone numbers for management of each franchise are readily available on the "Teams" link.
To serve as a Cape League or franchise intern, Cape Cod accommodations are required, even if said accommodations are temporary in nature. Interns must also provide their own mode of reliable transportation. Internships are usually not paid positions, either with the League or individual franchises. It is expected that interns secure paid employment during their stay on Cape Cod.
The Cape Cod Baseball League prides itself on being the oldest, most successful amateur baseball league in the nation. With roots dating back to 1885, the Cape League has helped foster the careers of thousands of top baseball players, from such stars as Hall of Famer, Mickey Cochrane to Jason Varitek. In order to play in the Cape League, potential players must have NCAA eligibility remaining at the start of each Cape League season.
This typically applies to freshmen, sophomore and junior class players from 4-year affiliated institutions, with limited exceptions. High school players, college seniors and college players with no NCAA eligibility remaining are ineligible.
The Cape League itself does not recruit players. Player recruitment is left solely to each individual franchise, facilitated through each team's manager. To find out the name and contact information for each franchise manager, please refer to our online Teams Directory. To ensure a manager/head coach is aware of your playing abilities, have your current college coach or a Major League Baseball Scout recommend you to a particular Cape League manager/head coach or franchise general manager.