STEELE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development provides meaningful, hands-on training in numerous professional careers. In addition, interns learn and work in the company of baseball's best-known personalities during the annual Hall of Fame Weekend and Induction Ceremony, held in Cooperstown each summer. 

Applications for the Summer 2024 program are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2024. 

SUMMER 2024 STEELE INTERNSHIP POSITIONS

The Steele Internship Program provides meaningful, hands-on training in numerous professional careers while learning and working in the company of baseball's best-known personalities during Hall of Fame Weekend. 

Jonathan Chodzko was a 2015 development intern in the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. (Parker Fish / National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

Jonathan Chodzko was a development intern in the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program. (Parker Fish / NBHOFL)

READY TO APPLY?

Apply online by completing the application and submitting a resume and cover letter. The application deadline for the 2024 internship program is January 31, 2024.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

Scholarships include: bi-weekly stipend, travel and housing costs. The scholarship recipients are members of our museum-wide internship program and are expected to participate in all activities and assignments. For more information, please e-mail education@baseballhall.org.

All interns receive a bi-weekly stipend over the course of the 10-week internship.

A local college in Oneonta, NY, offers dorm housing to interns. Oneonta is 22 miles south of Cooperstown and most interns carpool daily. Interns may seek housing in Cooperstown; however, most accommodations fill quickly due to tourist demand.

Apply online by completing the application and submitting a resume and cover letter. The deadline for a 2024 position is January 31, 2024.

In order for your application to be complete you must submit a one page resume and cover letter.

Yes. If you will still be enrolled in school the following year, you may reapply.

Once the application deadline is reached, all applications will be carefully reviewed and distributed to individual department directors. All applicants will be notified of the decision by phone or e-mail message by the first week of April. If you would like to inquire about the status of your application please email education@baseballhall.org.

The Summer 2024 program begins Tuesday, May 28, 2024 and ends Friday, August 2, 2024. All interns must begin and end on these dates.

The work schedule varies for interns depending on the needs of each department. Many interns work weekends, holidays and evenings. All interns accumulate 40 work hours each week and receive 2 days off in a 7-day time period. Interns do not receive vacation or personal days and are expected to work each week for the full 10 weeks.

Cooperstown is 90 minutes from Albany International Airport. Buses and car rental services are available from Albany to Cooperstown and Oneonta. A car is strongly recommended but not necessary as a bus runs daily from Oneonta to Cooperstown. Many interns choose to carpool.

Yes. All interns are required to wear a short-sleeved polo uniform shirt, stone colored khakis, a black belt and black or white shoes. The uniform shirt is provided by the Museum but the purchase of khakis, belt and shoes are the responsibility of the intern. The overall dress code for the Museum is conservative professional.

To be eligible, students must have completed their sophomore year and be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program at a college or university during the internship, or have just graduated in Spring 2024.

Yes. The Hall of Fame staff works with each individual intern to ensure they receive the experience necessary to gain academic credit if required.

If you have any additional questions, please email education@baseballhall.org.

The Steele Legacy at the Hall of Fame

For more than two decades, the names of Frank and Peggy Steele have been attached to the internship program at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Peggy approached the Hall of Fame about launching the program shortly after Frank's passing in 2000. Knowing that Frank had a special interest in the education of young people, Peggy wanted to create and fund an internship program that would benefit college students looking for an important work experience. “I thought the internship program was a natural because Frank mentored people. That was something that he always did.”

Frank and Peggy Steele pause for a photo at the 1995 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cooperstown. The Steeles founded the Museum’s Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Leadership Development in 2001.

Frank and Peggy Steele at the 1995 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cooperstown. Peggy founded the Museum’s Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Leadership Development in 2001.

READY TO APPLY?

Apply online by completing the application and submitting a resume and cover letter. The application deadline for the 2024 internship program is January 31, 2024.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational institution, dedicated to preserving history, honoring excellence and connecting generations. 

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ABOUT THE MUSEUM

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational institution, dedicated to preserving history, honoring excellence and connecting generations. 

2023 INTERN POSITIONS

The Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership  Development provides meaningful, hands-on training in numerous professional careers

VISIT COOPERSTOWN

A pristine lake, unique museums, world-class arts and a wide array of craft beverages all come together in this oasis of Americana and adventure.