Sports Analyst Openings: Basketball
Would you like to add an impressive new area to your resume,’ or are you a former coach that has a ton of knowledge to share with others? Be an analyst on the site and pass on your expertise to a base of Oregon fans who are hungry to learn. The site began with football analysis over three years ago, but since then have added three other sports for Duck readers to learn from and we would like to analyze Basketball, (both Mens’ and Womens’) this fall.
No other Oregon site does this and we are proud of what we give to the fans and offer as tribute to the athletes that give so much in competition for the University of Oregon. Join us!
You can now apply for upper division School Credit at the University of Oregon for your time spent on this project due to the close alliance of FishDuck with the university in providing students opportunities for improving their resume’ along with job skills to help them get hired.
FAQ about Sports Analyst Internships
Are we paid for this internship? Our Internships are an unpaid three to five hours a week working for an All-Volunteer site that promotes Oregon sports and has been nationally recognized by the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Interns HAVE been offered better opportunities and paying jobs from their time using FishDuck as a platform to show their skills. Learn more and join us!
What is FishDuck.com? Go to the “About Us” page on the site. (Top menu bar)
When do we start? We plan ahead and usually get started with the beginning of the sport, and you create one every two weeks. We teach you how to use the technology involved, and we create the GIFs, (the slow motion video-like moving images) for you. Go to the right sidebar on any page of the site for examples.
How long is the Internship? It is for one term, or three months, whichever is longer and students/volunteers can stay as long as they want or shift over to another department or internship for more experiences. MOST of our volunteers are not students, but have full-time jobs, families, and other activities and give three to five hours a week to help the site and the fans.
It is very satisfying to be teaching Oregon fans about the sport, thus they enjoy the sport that much further and appreciate better what the athletes are achieving.
Do we have to be in Eugene to be in the Internship? (Where do I go to do the work?) Most of these positions can be done online, as one writer filed his article from Europe last year and another did from Cambodia this year. We have writers, editors and Social Media Associates from West Virginia to British Columbia and from Quebec to Miami, (all over!) because online is from anywhere in the world. We provide the digital copies of the games/matches to create analysis articles from.
“My experience at FishDuck has greatly expanded my opportunities in the sports journalism industry. With the reputation FishDuck has earned with the biggest media outlets, promoting my work was easy, and directly led to me other internships and job opportunities.” —Sam Wright, Graduating UO Student
How to Apply: For more information about the opportunities at FishDuck, please email Charles Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-915-4541. To apply, email a cover letter and resume indicating which position(s) you are applying for. Please highlight relevant experience (watching sports counts!) and include contact information for at least two work-related references.
FishDuck is a hot fast-growing Oregon Duck football site with more than 100 volunteers helping with Writing, Editing, Photography, Research, and the Social Media aspects of the site and serving visitors from more than 50 countries who read our articles between a quarter to a half million times every month. We now have a partnership with USA TODAY Sports Media.
We seek to educate and entertain our readers with Football Analysis, Op-Ed articles, Recruiting, Player Profiles, History, and even Humor. We have been interviewed and cited/quoted as a source by the Wall Street Journal, and twice have been featured in prominent articles in the Online Sports Section of The Washington Post as our football instructional videos have been viewed more than a Million times by fans and coaches.
FishDuck has even been accredited by Google News as an official Oregon Sports news source, and we are UO Media Credentialed, sitting on Press Row in the Autzen Stadium Press Box and in the Matthew Knight Basketball Arena.