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

Applications for 2017 Class of Frank and Peggy Steele Interns Due January 31

(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 2017 internship program, only a handful of weeks remain before applications are due January 31.

The 2017 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development will provide students the chance to join the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum team in a 10-week paid 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. 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.

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, or must have just graduated in May of the year of their internship. Intern positions for 2017 are available in the following fields:

Collections, Communications, Curatorial, Development, Digital Strategy, Education-Public Programs, Library Research, Library Manuscript Archives, Licensing & Sales, Multimedia, Photo Archives and Public Programs. Nineteen internships will be awarded.

All applications must be completed online at 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 Jan. 31, 2017.

Now in its 17th year, the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program has welcomed more than 300 interns in its first 16 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