Steele Internship Program
The Frank & Peggy Steele Internship Program welcomes applicants for the Ozzie Smith Diversity Scholarship. Students of ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds pursuing a four year bachelor's or master's degree are eligible for a scholarship. Complete scholarships are awarded following acceptance into Frank & Peggy Steele Internship Program. If interested, please attach a one-page statement of interest with your cover letter and resume.
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Eighteen students hailing from 17 universities will intern for Museum departments, including education, digital strategy, special events, membership, multimedia, photo archives, photography, manuscript archives, public relations, library research and sales and licensing. The 18 interns were selected from more than 500 applications from students nationally.
In addition to completing 40 hours of work each week, interns will participate in a number of career seminars during the program, on topics such as networking, public speaking, community leadership, business etiquette and creating an innovative leadership style. In addition, every intern will host artifact spotlights – brief public presentations with in-depth stories about items in the Museum’s collections – in the Museum throughout the summer.
The internship program began in 2001 and has since welcomed more than 300 interns in an experience made possible by Peggy Steele, who endowed the program in honor of her late husband, Frank, and in his commitment to fostering education and leadership development.
The 2016 class of Frank and Peggy Steele Interns:
Katherine Acquavella, St. John’s University (communications); Katherine Adriaanse, Drexel University (library research); Erik Breit, Slippery Rock University (programming); Larry Brunt, Rutgers University (digital strategy); Dylan Drollette, Simmons College (photo archives); Troy Farkas, University at Albany (multimedia); Kimberly Hannigan, University of Colorado-Denver (collections); Joseph Kuykendall, James Madison University (development); Kathleen Mackin, University of Notre Dame (programming); Zach McDonald, Syracuse University (development); Nina Phan, University of Florida (development); Rachel Robertson, Lafayette College (licensing & sales); Christopher Shupenko, Fairleigh Dickinson University (library-technical services); Sam Sinykin, Syracuse University (programming); Khephren Spigner, Wesleyan University (programming); Jack Spooner, Xavier University (development); Peyton Tracy, Cooperstown Graduate Program (curatorial); Katherine Walden, University of Iowa (library research).