Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library Offers Internship for Summer 2009

All Truman juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for the Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library 2009 summer internship in Independence, Mo. This eight-week program offers between five and ten credit hours to students and involves a 40-hour work week.

The position is unpaid, however the internship offers a five-hour in-state tuition scholarship, which has been made possible by a generous endowment set up by the family of Fred and Ethel Schwengel.

The Truman Presidential Museum and Library is seeking interns who have strong written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, basic computer skills, the ability to work independently on multiple tasks and are dependable self-starters.

The Schwengel family also requires that selected interns “immerse themselves in the study of President Truman.” At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will prepare a paper on his or her experiences at the Museum and Library and on a specific study of the Truman presidency.

After being selected by a University committee and the Truman 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 the intern’s abilities and interests and the Library’s needs.

For an application, contact Jeff Gall at 785.7747 or jgall@truman.edu. All applications are due Nov. 28.

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