During the summer, qualifying students can apply for an eight-week internship at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library in Independence, Mo.
Students can earn between five to eight credit hours, and while the internship is an unpaid position, the Truman Library internship offers a five-hour (in-state) tuition scholarship. The scholarship is made possible by Fred and Ethel Schwengel, who graduated from Truman State University in the 1930s and wanted to support students who share their passion for history.
Students can pursue experience in the area that matches their interests with internship opportunities at the Museum and Library that may include:
- public relations
- educational programming
- museum development
- visitors services