Internships & Career Preparation

As a Truman student, you start building connections to the professional world through opportunities for internships ranging from top accounting firms, to movers and shakers in the automotive industry, to working on public health issues in Haiti. Truman sponsors the Missouri Government Internship in Jefferson City, and the Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library Internships in Independence, Mo., and is affiliated with The Washington Center Internship Program in the nation’s capital. A sampling of other internship opportunities includes the St. Louis Mercantile Library Internship and Teaching English Conversation in China.

Your Truman mentors help you prepare for the work you’ll do in your first career and beyond. Thanks to our small classes, you get to know your professors who can help you explore career options and provide grad school advising. The Career Center will work with you to find options that match your skills and interests to the right workplace. And a network of more than 62,000 Truman alumni living around the world serve as career contacts for internship and job opportunities.

Internship Experiences

What’s it like to do an internship? Truman students share their internship experiences.

Finding An Internship

The Career Center has great resources to help find internships that are the right fit for you.
Katie Boesch, Summer 2016

I loved this internship because it was hands-on history. It wasn’t just sitting in the library reading a book for a class. It was opening, cleaning, restoring, and reading documents that hadn’t been uncovered in over 100 years. It made me excited about local history and the communities surrounding Kirksville.

Katie B., Judicial Archives Internship
Jacob-Fallman

The most important experience I had at Truman for the job I’m about to go into was the Missouri Government Internship…being involved in the day-to-day happenings at the Capitol really prepared me to work in state government.

Jacob F. ('18), Missouri Government Internship Program