Presidential Museum and Library Offers Summer Internship

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library provides an opportunity for students to gain experience at the Truman Library in Independence, Mo. Students can earn between five and eight hours of credit. This is an eight-week, 40-hour-a-week internship, coinciding with the University’s eight-week summer session. All Truman juniors and seniors who meet University guidelines for an internship are eligible to participate.

After being selected by a University committee and the Truman Museum and Library staff, the intern can work in a variety of areas at the Museum and Library including, but not limited to: archives, public relations, marketing, educational programming, museum development or visitor services. Assignment will be based on intern’s abilities and interests as well as the Museum and Library’s needs.

Selected individuals will each receive a five-hour, in-state tuition scholarship. The scholarship has been made possible by a generous endowment set up by the family of Fred and Ethel Schwengel. The Schwengel guidelines require that selected interns “immerse themselves in the study of President Truman.” During the internship, the intern will prepare a short paper on her or his experiences at the Museum and Library and also a paper exploring some aspect of the Truman presidency. The internship schedule will provide time for the intern to do research for this project.

The Truman Presidential Museum and Library is seeking interns who possess the following characteristics: strong communication skills (written and verbal), self-starter, strong organizational skills, ability to work independently on multiple tasks, dependable, basic computer skills.

For an application for this internship, contact Jeff Gall, Department of History, at 660.785.7747 or Applications must be received by Feb. 9.

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