Student Internships

Interning  at the Truman Library was an absolutely rewarding experience, both personally and professionally. The entire staff was welcoming and helpful, encouraging me to work independently on enhancing one of the White House Decision Center modules. The internship worked directly with my intended field of study – I was able to obtain first-hand experience in both historical research and educational design. I loved every minute of it!

Claire, James Madison University

High School Internships   

High school students aged 16 and older are invited to apply to the Truman Library’s volunteer summer internship program. Program benefits include the opportunity to work in the National Archives and Records Administration, gain and enhance critical skills, fulfill community service requirements, build a competitive resume and develop highly credentialed references for college applications and future employment.

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College Internships  

The Truman Library’s college internship program provides undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity to obtain real world experience in museum studies, archival studies, and nonprofit management.

Although the majority of interns come from history programs, there are opportunities for students in a variety of disciplines, including communications, library science, education, museum studies, development and marketing, and art history. From curating shows to developing online exhibits, the hands-on experience gained through the college internship program is a meaningful step toward a fulfilling career. Apply now for one of these exciting opportunities: Museum Unit Internships, Archives Unit Internships, Education Unit Internships, and Public Programming Unit Internships.

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For Teachers

Click here to sign up for the Truman Library’s education e-newsletter for workshops, student programs and competitions, in-service opportunities and much more.