Paid Internship Opportunity: Third Grade Program Assistant at the Truman Library

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Independence, MO, is looking for a number of interns that will help provide an interactive learning experience to third graders through an educational program. This short term paid internship opportunity is available February – April, 2020. The interns will help conduct a 3rd grade outreach program in school classrooms. The interns will work with other interns and volunteers and lead groups of 3rd grade students (8/9 yrs old) and move students to stations in the classroom and work with students to complete tasks in those areas. Interns will also need to keep the students on track and focused. Interns will also have to keep track of time as students will be accomplishing multiple tasks in various locations.

The interns will be paid $12.50 an hour for a minimum of 100 hours and a maximum of 125 hours during late February to mid-April 2020. The hours will be during the work week, Monday through Friday and are approximately 9:30am – 2:30pm. The days and hours worked each week may vary.

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2019. Interviews will be conducted in late December or January and interns notified shortly afterwards. The internship will start in early February, 2020.

A minimum commitment of two programs a week from late February-April is required. Training will take place in January or February.

  • Current enrollment in a 2 or 4-year degree program
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Enjoy interacting and be comfortable with third graders
  • Extensive prior knowledge of the Truman Presidency is not required but a working knowledge of American history and government is helpful.

Interested candidates should reach out to Mark P. Adams, the Education Director at the Truman Library and Museum at

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