Duane G. Meyer Library, Springfield

meyercarillonandlibrarywithhammonsfountainThe summer internship at the Duane G. Meyer Library in Springfield, Missouri, provides an opportunity to work in the Special Collections and Archive. This archive houses a large collection of books, journals, and manuscripts related to the history of Southwest Missouri and the Missouri Ozarks region.

The library is seeking interns who possess strong organizational and communication skills (written and verbal), the ability to work independently on multiple tasks, and basic computer skills. Preferred applicants will also be self-motivated, responsible, and dependable.

Students can earn between three and five credit hours; this is an eight-week, 20-hour-a-week unpaid internship, coinciding with Truman’s eight-week summer session. All students representing Truman in this internship program will enroll for academic credit through a department on campus willing to offer internship credit and internship supervision. The History department will offer such credit. Students interested in working with another discipline should talk to the appropriate department before pursuing this opportunity.

After being selected by a university committee and the Duane G. Meyer Library staff, the intern can work in a variety of areas at the archive including (but not limited to):

  • collections processing and organization
  • collections digitization
  • exhibition research or installation
  • event planning and support
  • other aspects of library operations

Assignment will be based on intern’s abilities/interests and the archive’s needs.

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