Intern with Us

The Missouri Civil War Museum offers year-round unpaid internships for high school and college students interested in History, Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, Marketing, Library Science, or other related fields. Our interns not only get hands-on experience in their own field, they will also learn many aspects involving museums and historic preservation, such as:

  • Exhibit design,
  • Artifact conservation.
  • Help in the 1918 Building restoration activities.
  • Artifacts and the library collection cataloguing and record keeping.
  • Docent activities.
  • Gift Store sales.
  • Living history and interpretation programs.
  • And other exciting and educational activities.

Internship hours and days can vary and are flexible. The programs are designed around the availability and schedules of our interns.

When can I apply?

We accept internship inquiries and proposals all throughout the year. It is recommended that you apply early to reserve a place in our internship program.

How do you apply?

Email your resume and cover letter to Kristen Trout at, specifying your interest and months you are available.

For any further questions, contact Kristen by email or by phone at (314) 845-1861

The best thing I have experienced while working with the Missouri Civil War Museum is being able to work with artifacts and meet amazing people who give their time to support the project. The artifacts amaze me. Having the chance to work with items from the Civil War that were once held by the soldiers themselves is incredible. Each item has its own remarkable story and hearing about those legends makes me feel honored.
2010 Intern