Internships at the St. Joseph Museums offer the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of settings, such as museum gallery, archive collection, and historic house. The St. Joseph Museums encompasses numerous archives, museums and historic sites, including Glore Psychiatric Museum, Harry L. George Native American Collection, Edmond Eckel Architectural Collection, Society of Memories Doll Collection, Black Archives Museum, and Wyeth-Tootle Mansion.
This is an eight-week, 20-hour-a-week unpaid internship, coinciding with the University’s eight-week summer session. Students can earn three credit hours. 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, the intern can work in a variety of areas at the Museums, including but not limited to:
- Educational programming
- Collections management
- Exhibition design
Assignment will be based on each intern’s abilities and interests as well as the Museum’s needs.
Applicants for this internship should possess strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and basic computer skills, as well as an ability to work independently on multiple tasks. The successful applicants will be dependable, motivated, and resourceful.
Application for Truman Students