(December 9, 2011) A New England native, Dan Acheson has had his eyes on an internship with the Portland Sea Dogs for the past few years. The dream is now a reality. An STAA client, Acheson is joining the team in a Radio Production/ Multimedia internship. The position features video and social media work, and some play-by-play.
The Sea Dogs are the Class AA Eastern League affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.
“I can learn so much about not only the broadcasting industry, but also professional baseball, from [Director of Broadcasting] Mike Antonellis and [Assistant General Manager/ Media Relations] Chris Cameron,” says Acheson. “Its an opportunity I’ve looked at in the past to work for the team I’ve been around for many years and always rooted for.”
Acheson was highly interested in the Sea Dogs internship last year but instead decided to accept a broadcasting and media internship with the Daytona Cubs.
“The Sea Dogs internship came up again [this year] and I got really excited about it,” Acheson says. “Every time I thought about it, my eyes lit up and I got excited, so when it opened again I applied.”
The job is a good fit for Acheson for reasons beyond being in his own backyard.
“I’m excited about the quality of the team and the level of Double-A baseball. I’m also looking forward to working for a well respected front office staff that I’m excited to be a part of.”
Acheson learned of the Sea Dogs internship through STAA. “Being an STAA [Premier] client, I immediately received the position description on my mobile phone. I applied immediately and heard back saying I was a finalist. Once the process got moving it was awfully quick. STAA put me in position to be one of the first to get my materials into the Sea Dogs.”
Acheson credits one of his former professors at Emerson College, John Rooke, for turning him on to STAA.
“I have gone to the STAA website as much as anybody. Whoever checks it the most, ‘m right there with them,” Acheson grins. “It’s an incredible resource and I give all the credit to John Rooke for [referring me].”