Summer Internships Available at Truman Presidential Library

Truman is pleased to announce the annual internship for two Truman State University students at the Truman Presidential Museum and Library, located in Independence, Mo. The internships have been made possible by a generous endowment from the family of Fred and Ethel Schwengel.

The internships are for summer 2006, and are open to all Truman juniors and seniors who meet University requirements for an internship. Students can earn up to five hours of credit for this full-time internship. After being selected by a University committee and the Truman Library staff, the interns may work in a variety of areas of the library including archives, public relations, marketing, educational programming, museum development or visitor services. Assignments will be based on the interns’ abilities and interests along with the library’s needs. The internships offer a five-hour (in-state) tuition scholarship.

Guidelines for the internships require that selected interns must “immerse themselves in the study of President Truman.” At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will write a paper on his or her experiences at the Museum and Library and on a specific study of the Truman presidency. The internship schedule will allow time for each intern to research the project.

Potential interns must have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, strong organizational skills, the ability to work independently on multiple tasks, basic computer skills, dependability and self-motivation.

Applications must be received by Jan. 27. For more information and applications, contact Jeff Gall, associate professor of history and social science education, at 785.7747 or
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