About the Internship:
I officially began my time with the Lakeshore Chinooks, a participating team of the Northwoods League, back in late May of 2019. The team played a total of 72 games throughout the summer, which means 36 of those games took place at their home field, Kapco Park in Mequon, Wisconsin. My role within the organization varied, but I held the title of a Media and Video Production intern. I was one of 10 total interns responsible for producing a quality webcast for each home game and creating various video content for the team's website and social media, although our primary responsibility was the webcast. The webcast consisted of many different positions to which I was able to participate in almost every single one. These positions consisted of running cameras, directing the broadcast and producing through the wirecast program. However, having 10 total interns made positions competitive, so there were other positions throughout the ballpark that were available when all of the webcast spots were filled. Other positions consisted of the in-game host camera, running scoreboard and producing for the video board. Through my work at every position, I learned the value of all components of what makes not only a very well-produced broadcast, but also the in-game experience the best in the Northwoods League. As an aspiring sports media personality, I greatly appreciate the lessons and wisdom I gained from my superiors and my colleagues with the Lakeshore Chinooks. The people I connected with became who I hope to be some of my life-long friends and I now walk away with much more knowledge of the craziness of remote broadcasting and I look forward to applying what I learned with the Chinooks to my future roles and endeavors!