Benefits of the Internship

The Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program is a ten week experience that offers college students an opportunity to work alongside Museum and Library staff to gain hands-on professional training in a field that closely matches his/her major. Interns craft leadership and communication skills by attending career seminars hosted by Hall of Fame staff and community leaders and also by participating in thematic public speaking, research and writing assignments that directly relate to the fulfilling the mission of the organization.

The Steele Internship Program is more than just working 40 hours a week. It is a hands-on immersion experience that takes classroom learning into the real world. Here's an example of activities interns participate in.

Career Seminars

The professional learning experience is not limited just to one department, as all interns are invited to participate in professional seminars on topics ranging from networking to public speaking to résumé writing to leadership to business etiquette. The seminars are led by noted baseball professionals. In past years, seminar leaders included Jane Forbes Clark, Chairman of the Hall of Fame; Pat O'Conner, former President & CEO of Minor League Baseball and other staff and community leaders.

All-Star Game Gala

This event ­ entirely planned and run by interns ­ is a highlight of the Hall of Fame's summer programming calendar. Each year, the interns conceive of a theme and carry out baseball games and trivia contests between innings of the Midsummer Classic. Strong intern participation helps make the event a big hit.

Artifact Spotlights

Interns hone their research and public speaking skills through presentations to Hall of Fame visitors on baseball history. Each intern presents a minimum of three talks on artifacts in the Museum's vast collection. By conducting their own research, the intern has the opportunity to browse through the Hall of Fame's extensive library of baseball records, books, and photographs, learning things that even the utmost baseball fanatic never knew.

Tri-City ValleyCats Game

Interns will attend a Tri-City ValleyCats game. This experience will allow students to interact with the ValleyCats staff. Interns will learn customer service and public speaking as well as interact with fans as they display artifacts from the Museum's collection during the game.

Hall of Fame Weekend

Steele Interns work with each department throughout the summer to prepare for the Annual Induction Weekend. From museum programming to the Hall of Fame parade and media hospitality to fan interaction, each intern plays a vital role in the planning and execution of this major event each summer.