Missouri Historical Society Internship
  • 13-Oct-2020 to 23-Nov-2020 (CST)
  • Soldiers Memorial Military Museum
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • $12
  • Hourly
  • Internship

The Missouri Historical Society is accepting applications from candidates who are interested in developing, researching, and writing online educational content for a museum and seek a paid academic internship with the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum. This internship position reports to the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum Division Director and works collaboratively with the Education and Visitor Engagement Program Coordinator.

 

The revitalized Soldiers Memorial Military Museum reopened in the heart of downtown St. Louis on November 3, 2018. Following a two-year, $30 million renovation, Soldiers Memorial is a state-of-the-art museum facility that honors military service members, veterans, and their families under the operational leadership of the Missouri Historical Society.

 

In July 2021, Soldiers Memorial will host a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II. This internship position will assist with the research and development of social media content, blogs, and educational programs that expand the stories of Japanese Americans and other Asian Americans during World War II.

 

The intern will strengthen historical research and writing skills; understand how social media, blogs, and other online content are used to expand a museum's reach and increase interest in its exhibits; strengthen interpersonal communication skills with colleagues; and improve and implement customer relation skills as a front-line navigator in a museum setting.

 

This is a mostly virtual internship position, with some onsite hours required. The intern will complete a minimum of 4 hours per week between January 18 and May 10, 2021. The schedule is flexible; the final schedule will be determined with the supervisor.

 

The intern's responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Researching the history of Asian Americans (both veterans and civilians) in the St. Louis region during World War II
  • Developing a schedule of social media posts based on this research to support the exhibition
  • Expanding two of those social media posts into full-length blog posts to be published during the exhibition's run
  • Assisting the Education and Visitor Engagement Program Coordinator with the development of public educational programs (e.g., Chow and Chat series) leading up to and during the exhibition's run
  • Serving as a front-line Navigator to assist guests during their visits to the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum

 

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be majoring or have majored in history, public history, or a closely related field
  • Interest in historical research and writing
  • Familiarity with institutions and resources (both physical and virtual) for applicable research materials, plus some previous experience navigating those resources
  • Experience with basic Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Outlook, and Teams
  • Reliable computer and internet access
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with a focus on team communication

 

The applicant must provide a resume and a short statement of interest and/or intent in applying for the internship.  For questions, please contact Hope Mabrey at hmabrey@mohistory.org or Tamaki A. Harvey Stratman at tamaki@mohistory.org.

The Missouri Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that serves as the confluence of historical perspectives and contemporary issues to inspire and engage our audiences.

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