Want to spend the summer in Cooperstown as an intern at the Hall of Fame? Application deadline is Jan. 31.
I was lucky enough to intern at the Baseball Hall of Fame in the summers of 1996 and 1997. It was incredible. I attended two induction ceremonies, had my name printed in the acknowledgements of The Baseball Timeline by Burt Solomon, almost spilled a pitcher of water on Tom Seaver, spoke with Bowie Kuhn, touched the scorecard from Cal Ripken’s 2,131st game (his name is spelled wrong), saw the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” scorecard where Russ Hodges forget to write in Bobby Thomson’s home run because he was too busy shouting “The Giants Win the Pennant,” met Rachel Robinson (Jackie’s widow), and interacted with hundreds of regular baseball fans who were looking for information about their fathers’, grandfathers’, and uncles’ playing careers.
And the staff were some of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with.
So you have nothing to lose by applying…and everything to gain.