Monthly Archives: May 2016

Mapping Decline Traveling Exhibit – Summer Internship

The Missouri History Museum is accepting applications from graduate students and recent graduates who are interested in a paid internship with our Exhibitions and Research division. This position will report to the director of exhibitions and research.

The intern will assist in creating a traveling exhibit based on the work of Colin Gordon. Gordon’s book, “Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City,” is an important examination of racial segregation in St. Louis. We are partnering with Gordon and the Missouri Humanities Council to create a traveling exhibit that will appear throughout the state over the next few years.
The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Developing a thematic framework for the exhibit.
  • Researching, writing, editing, and fact checking labels.
  • Working with outside media developers to create associated media elements.
  • Obtaining photos and other illustrations that can be used in the design of the exhibit.
  • Working with an outside designer to develop the look of the exhibit.

The desired intern will have a flexible schedule with the ability to work a minimum of 20 hours a week in June, July, and August.

Preferred candidates will have a proven record of strong research and writing skills. This can be shown through published essays or articles, but can also be shown through classwork.

To apply, the applicant must provide a cover letter, a resume with at least two references, and two writing samples. Completed applications should be sent by May 27 through e-mail to: Vicki Kaffenberger ( and Tamaki Stratman (

Missouri Humanities Council Internship, Fall 2016

The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) is offering an unpaid internship for fall semester 2016. Working in the Council’s new office in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District, the intern will help the Council to achieve its mission to “enrich lives and strengthen communities by connecting Missourians with the people, places, and ideas that shape our society.”

The intern will be introduced to the various aspects of a statewide nonprofit humanities organization while working with MHC staff to implement several public humanities projects:

  • E Pluribus Unum?: Missouri and the Fractured Society: a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and developed in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library.
  • Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfire Initiative: a project about the Hyatt Regency Collapse in 1981 developed in partnership with the Kansas City Star and the UMKC Journalism Department.
  • Additional projects, including a World War I Centennial exhibit and programs, a Speaker’s Bureau, and First Fridays, the Crossroads District’s popular monthly showcase of Kansas City’s arts and culture.

The intern should have excellent communications skills, be social-media savvy, and have a demonstrated interest in the public humanities.

Please email a cover letter and resume to Dr. Mark Livengood, Director of Education/Manager, Kansas City Office, More information about the Missouri Humanities Council is available on its website.

Paid Archives Internship at Baker University

The Kansas United Methodist Archive at Baker University is seeking candidates for a paid 500-hour internship beginning in July 2016. The intern will assist the University Archivist with processing United Methodist archival material and research requests. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in archives or who are pursuing an advanced degree in archives management, library science, or a related field of study.

Applicants should submit a letter describing their experience and/or interest in the archival profession or a related field, a resume, and transcripts of all completed undergraduate and graduate work to
Human Resources Department
Baker University
PO Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006

or by email at Attachments should be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats.

Letters of application should be received by June 3, 2016, and qualified candidates will be interviewed soon after. Award of the internship will be announced as soon as possible depending on receipt of applications and supporting documentation. The anticipated start date is July 5, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact Sara DeCaro at sdecaro@bakeru.eduor (785) 594-8380.

Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.