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Marylouise Meder Internship

Marylouise MederDr. Marylouise Meder had a lifelong career in library science, working in college libraries, and an interest in Kansas history. Her wish to endow a fund for internships with the State Archives was honored by the executive committee at her passing. 

Meder earned her doctoral degree in 1964 from the University of Michigan’s School of Information. She had a long career in library science, working in college libraries and later teaching at Drexel University, Rutgers University, and Texas Woman’s University before joining the Emporia State University faculty. Meder taught at Emporia State University’s Library and Information Management from 1971 until her retirement in 1991. Dr. Meder was a life member of KSHS, Inc., since 1976.

Internship is a full-time position (40 hours per week) for eight weeks during the summer. The endowment provides for a $2,500 stipend.

How to apply

Students must be currently enrolled and submit these materials:

  • Meder internship application form (PDF)
  • One Meder internship will next be offered in summer 2023: see job description
  • Explain how the internship fits into the student's career plan
  • Current resume
  • Current university transcript (copies are acceptable)
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a professional in the student's field

Application materials should be emailed to kshs.information@ks.gov or sent to:
Kansas Historical Society
6425 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka KS 66615-1099


Completed application materials must be received by 5 p.m. April 15, 2023. All candidates will be notified whether they have or have not received an internship.