Virginia State University (VSU) President Keith Miller recently signed an agreement with Pat O’Conner, president of Minor League Baseball (MiLB) to provide internship opportunities for VSU students.
Starting in January 2013, three advanced undergraduate students will be selected to spend several months in St. Petersburg, FL. They will learn the business of baseball and provide media support services while gaining job experience. Student interns will receive financial support from MiLB, and they will receive 12 semester hours of academic credit toward their college degrees at VSU.
The latest agreement is part of last year’s Letter of Cooperation between VSU and MiLB. That landmark agreement will benefit VSU’s students across various disciplines through the support of and/or participation in speaker’s series, presentations, projects, workshops, seminars and other events.
The agreement is in keeping with MiLB’s initiatives to increase diversity throughout its organization and to provide outreach in the communities it serves. One of the goals of MiLB’s diversity initiative is to provide students with networking and educational opportunities through a series of student-directed classroom, seminar, speaking engagements, practical experiences and internship projects.
Courtesy of VSU Public Relations