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 cataloging 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 I apply?

Email your resume and cover letter to Mark Trout at mtrout@mcwm.org, specifying your interest and months you are available.

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

Past Student College List

  • Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
  • Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  • Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 
  • Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV


We are not hiring at this time. However, please give us a call if you are interested in volunteering or interning!


Coming soon!