St. Louis Mercantile Library

Students can apply to intern in the summer at the St. Louis Mercantile Library. The library is seeking interns who possess strong organizational communication skills (written and verbal), ability to work independently on multiple tasks, and basic computer skills. Preferred applicants will also be self-motivated, responsible, and dependable.

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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 and Art 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 the Mercantile Library  staff, the intern can work in a variety of areas at the Museum 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 Museum’s needs.

All students currently enrolled at Truman pursuing any major can apply for the St. Louis Mercantile Library Internship

Application for Truman Students