2009-11-18 / Front Page

Mets, Flushing BID Offer Internships To College Students

By Dan Miller

Standing (l. to r.): Flushing Chinese Business Association (FCBA) Executive Director Peter Tu, New York Mets Business, Marketing and Partnerships Vice President David Newman, Korean American Association of Queens (KAAQ) President Keun OK Kim and KAAQ Chairman Yousup Lee; seated (l. to r.): Lui Tee Shu, FCBA Board of Directors, Flushing BID Executive Director Mabel Law, Josephine Kim, Coordinator of Constituent Services, Office of Councilmember John Liu, and KAAQ Vice President Yang Hee Hahn.
Photo Dan Miller/DMD ImagesStanding (l. to r.): Flushing Chinese Business Association (FCBA) Executive Director Peter Tu, New York Mets Business, Marketing and Partnerships Vice President David Newman, Korean American Association of Queens (KAAQ) President Keun OK Kim and KAAQ Chairman Yousup Lee; seated (l. to r.): Lui Tee Shu, FCBA Board of Directors, Flushing BID Executive Director Mabel Law, Josephine Kim, Coordinator of Constituent Services, Office of Councilmember John Liu, and KAAQ Vice President Yang Hee Hahn. Photo Dan Miller/DMD ImagesOn Friday, November 13, New York Mets Vice President for Marketing and Business Partnerships David Newman joined Flushing Business Improvement District (BID) Executive Director Mabel Law and a number of prominent members of the Asian business community in Flushing to announce that beginning in summer 2010, the Mets organization would offer summer internships at Citi Field to college students living in Queens who are starting their junior or senior year. Interns will work with the New York Mets marketing and business partnership department and will learn about guest relations, event planning at the new stadium and about baseball as well as give tours of the stadium.


“The Flushing Business Improvement District is here to promote the commercial district and we do help to create partnerships and job opportunities for the community,” Law said. “Through a partnership with the New York Mets, college students living in Queens who have an interest in the sports industry can apply for a summer internship with the New York Mets.” In one of his last acts as a City Councilmember, John Liu, who in January will leave his council seat to assume the office of Comptroller of the City of New York, held the meeting in his office.


Newman’s department covers community, media and advertising, “We thought of interacting with young, smart students in a program that would help our business down the road, but be able to provide the experience now that a young person might not have,” Newman said. “So we are launching today with the BID an internship for college age juniors and seniors that could take place in the summer of 2010 and hopefully can continue on to have internships during the season. We have a ton of work to do and this is an opportunity for someone to learn and to earn work credit at their college.”


All applicants must be able to obtain work credit at their colleges to qualify for an internship.


Newman and the New York Mets will accept inquiries and applications until the middle of January 2010. For more information, e-mail HR@nymets.com.
 
 

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