Do you have to be from Houston to be an Astros intern? Heck no.
Yesterday, I tweeted that the Astros are now recruiting candidates for their spring internship program, and I was a little surprised at how many people tweeted back with the assumption that you have to be attending a Houston college to do an internship here.
Nothing could be further from the truth. The Astros employ interns from all over. Granted, these internships are in exchange for college credit and not for pay, making it a little more challenging for out-of-towners who will have to come up with cash for living expenses. But the Astros are looking for the best candidates, period, not just the best candidates from Houston (although plenty of interns are also from this area).
A full explanation of the intern program and directions how to apply can be found here. If you’re a college student looking to work in sports someday, I encourage you to check it out. I don’t have a definitive head count but I’d surmise that around half of the full-time employees on the business side of the Astros’ operation are former interns. It’s a great way to get your foot in the door and spend a few months at the ballpark.
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