Baseball Hall of Fame Internship Program Provides Opportunity of a Lifetime for Youth Development

Applications for 2011 Class of Frank and Peggy Steele Interns Due January 31

January 24, 2011

COOPERSTOWN, NY – The chance to spend the summer in Cooperstown is every baseball fan's dream. For college students aspiring to land a once-in-a-lifetime summer experience in the National Baseball Hall of Fame's 2011 internship program, only one week remains before applications are due January 31.

The 2011 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development will provide approximately 20 students the chance to join the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum team in a 10-week summer internship, offering meaningful, hands-on training in numerous professional career fields for those who are chosen from the hundreds of applications received in Cooperstown each year.

To be considered for the program, students must be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program at a college or university, having completed at least their sophomore year of studies. Intern positions are available in such fields as Museum collections, research, membership, public relations and more.

All applications must be completed online at baseballhall.org/intern. In order to complete an application, candidates must attach a cover letter and resume to the online application. Only completed applications will be reviewed for acceptance into the program. Applications must be received no later than January 31, 2011.

Now in its 11th year, the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program has welcomed more than 200 interns in its first 10 years, equipping college students with the knowledge and experience necessary to work in their field of study. For full details on the program, please visit www.baseballhall.org/intern.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. The Museum observes regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend. Ticket prices are $19.50 for adults (13 and over), $12 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $7 for juniors (ages 7-12). Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger. For more information, visit our Web site at baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.