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Harry S. Truman Library and Museum Internships

Truman Library and Museum LogoThe Harry S. Truman Library and Museum located in Independence, Missouri is currently accepting applications for their Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 internship programs.

Their goal is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with a meaningful educational experience that will be beneficial to both students and the organization. They currently have opportunities for students in the archive and museum collection. Students are required to commit to a minimum of 100 hours during the term of their internship. Internships are voluntary and uncompensated by the library although many students use the opportunity to earn credit through their institutions. Interns may set a flexible work schedule within normal business hours which are 8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Overall qualifications for interns include:

  • Current enrollment in a 2 or 4-year degree program
  • Good organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good writing skills are an essential part of the job function
  • Ability to work independently and effectively given a limited time frame
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Basic computer skills

For these respective “semesters,” applications need to be submitted by the following dates:
Fall semester: August 1
Summer months: April 1

Personal interviews are scheduled after we have received the required paperwork. The required paperwork includes: a cover letter and resume; a completed copy of the internship application; a writing sample (this can be a course paper); a copy of your college transcript; and two personal references, one of which should be from a professor.

For further information or to request an application, please contact: