Nicholas Brennan, a sophomore at Fordham College at Rose Hill, is one of only 21 students selected for the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development at Cooperstown’s Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Brennan an English major, began his 10-week internship on June 1 in the Hall of Fame’s public programs department. The program, which began in 2001, offers college undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work alongside museum and library staff to gain hands-on professional training in a field that closely matches the student’s major.

“When I was growing up, baseball brought my family together and working at the Baseball Hall of Fame is a way to visually reconnect with the past,” Brennan said.

This year, students from 20 universities received internships in Museum departments, including collections, communications, curatorial, education, membership, multi-media, photo archives, public programming, library research and library archives. The 21 interns were selected from more than 500 applicants nationally.