Missouri History Museum, St. Louis
During the summer, students can apply to intern with the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis. The museum is seeking interns who possess strong communication skills (written and verbal), strong organizational skills, and basic computer skills, as well as an ability to work independently on multiple tasks. The successful applications will be dependable, motivated, and able to work independently.
Students can earn between three and five credit hours; this is an eight-week, 20-hour-a-week unpaid internship, coinciding with the University’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 faculty will offer such credit. Students interested in working with another department should talk to that department before pursuing this opportunity.
After being selected by a university committee and Museum staff, the intern can work in a variety of areas at the Museum including (but not limited to):
- public relations
- educational programming
- museum development
- visitors services
Assignment will be based on intern’s abilities/interests and the Museum’s needs.