Three young men who are currently students in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media have been chosen to participate in a summer internship program with mlb.com. This is a very competitive internship program and the University of Tennessee has attained an outstanding achievement with having three students chosen. UT is currently tied with UGA for the largest number of students landing one of these desired positions.
David Cobb will be covering the St. Louis Cardinals, Troy Provost-Heron the Florida Rays, and Dargan Southgard the Colorado Rockies. David and Dargan who graduate in May 2015 will be with their teams until the season is over in the fall, unless another job offer arises for either of the two. Troy, a junior, will be covering the Florida Rays from May 11 through mid August. The following interview with these three students include how they discovered this opportunity, advice to other students looking for internships, and what they hope to gain from their experience.