Baseball Hall of Fame Welcomes 2024 Class of Frank and Peggy Steele Interns

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) –  Cooperstown is usually the place where all-stars finish their careers. But for the young women and men who comprise the 2024 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development, the start of a new chapter in their professional lives is just beginning at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Sixteen college students arrived in Cooperstown over Memorial Day weekend to begin the 10-week Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The program, which is hosting its 24th class, offers interns the opportunity to learn from Hall of Fame employees, senior leadership staff and Steele Internship alumni through various seminars and career development events.

Selected from more than 600 applicants, this year’s intern class includes students from 14 different colleges and universities. From now through Aug. 2, Hall of Fame interns will work in different departments such as archives, collections, curatorial, data analytics, digital assets, education, library research, licensing, sales & marketing, membership & development, public relations, public programming, social media and special events.

Along with their departmental duties, interns will showcase and write about various items from the Museum’s archives in artifact spotlights, host the annual Hall of Fame All-Star Gala and assist with events during Induction Weekend in July.

Since the program began in 2001, more than 400 interns have worked at the Hall of Fame and gained experience through Peggy Steele, who funded the program in honor of Frank, her late husband, and his commitment to education and leadership.

The 2024 class of Frank and Peggy Steele Interns (name/university/department): Megan Basurto, University of Texas at Austin (programming); Nate Beebe, University of Illinois (data analytics); Miranda Cheatham, University of Kentucky (Library-Giamatti Research Center); Augie Franck, University of Miami (licensing, sales and marketing); Veronica Garza, University of Southern California (social media); Emma Harby, Syracuse University (public relations); Maryrose Hicko, Montana State (collections); Antonio Jiménez, North Carolina State (membership/development); Albert Lopez, University of Illinois (curatorial); Luke McDonald, University of Tennessee (Library-Giamatti Research Center); Maple Moody, Princeton University (membership/development); Laura Polglase, University of Georgia (programming); Oleg Sheahan, University of Massachusetts (multimedia); Ethan Sheanin, Arizona State University (membership/development); Jayden Trawick-Junta, Berea College (programming); and Tynan Weathers, Syracuse University (programming).

Applications for the 2025 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program will be available this October at and are due on Jan. 31, 2025.