Summer Internship in Independence MO

Summer Internship in Independence MO

October 30, 2013

Announcing an Internship Available for Truman Students for Summer 2014

Summer Internship at the

Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library

in Independence, Missouri

 Who is eligible?  All Truman juniors and seniors who meet university guidelines for an internship

Hours earned?  Between five and eight credit hours (This is an eight week, 40-hour-a-week internship, coinciding with the University’s eight week summer session.)

Fields of Emphasis?  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 intern’s abilities/interests and the Library’s needs.

Tuition Waiver?  This is an unpaid position, but this Truman Library internship offers a 5-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.

Additional Requirement?  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.

Attributes?  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.

Application Information?  For an application for this internship, contact: Dr. Jeff Gall, Department of History, 785-7747 or

Deadline?  Applications must be received by December 6, 2013.

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