St. Joseph Museums, St. Joseph, Missouri

Internship at St. Joseph Museums
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 a ten-week, 20-hour-a-week unpaid internship, coinciding with the University’s ten-week summer session. Students can earn four credit hours. All students representing Truman in this internship program will enroll for academic credit through the History Department.

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
  • Administration

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.

To find out more about what the internship entails and how to apply, direct your enquiries to:

Dr. Jason McDonald
Baldwin Hall 226
(660) 785-7575

All students currently enrolled at Truman pursuing any major can apply for the St. Joseph Museums Internship.
Application for Truman Students


  During this internship, I found that I really wanted to spend more time in a museum, and it is likely going to be where I focus my career for the rest of my time at Truman and beyond.

Read about Cameron’s internship»

History Internship Opportunities  History Major