The Museum’s internship program enables qualified candidates to learn about the Holocaust as well as the way the Museum operates. Interns take part in hands-on projects and work directly with Holocaust scholars and Museum professionals. To apply, please complete the online application form.
Areas of Interest
Below are some of the tasks our interns assist with
Edit materials submitted for the Journal of Holocaust and Genocide Studies as well as books and monographs the Museum publishes.
Draw up renovation plans on an architectural database, learn about requisitions for materials in line with federal guidelines, and produce reports regarding Museum signage.
Respond to research requests, including conducting reference interviews, accessing materials from storage, and preparing new finding aids, historical summaries, and other research tools.
Center for the Prevention of Genocide
Support the Museum’s genocide prevention program, including research, outreach activities, and administrative tasks.
Accession artifacts, prepare exhibition materials, and support the textile conservation labs.
Spotlight potential markets for Museum advertising, create press packets surrounding public programs and exhibitions, and respond to visiting members of the media.
Research potential corporate members and grantors for Museum programs.
Create content for and maintain Museum website and support social media initiatives.
Select and organize images for teachers to use in classrooms nationwide, write text for inclusion in teacher handbooks, and respond to teacher inquiries.
Plan and install special exhibitions, rotate and maintain artifacts in the Permanent Exhibition, and conduct research for exhibitions.
Draft letters to foreign government offices, plan conference materials, and create directories of Holocaust-related services and organizations. Knowledge of German, Yiddish, French, Russian, or Eastern European languages is helpful.
Film and Video Archives
Organize, research, and update records for historical film and video footage, prepare reference materials and finding aids, and provide background research on footage in the collection.
Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center
Work on a geographic finding database, assist the public in using the Museum’s digital Survivors Registry, and answer inquiries.
Develop resources that facilitate access to print and electronic materials, highlight individual items through presentations and film screenings, and create content for Library web pages.
Organize photographs into collections, including identifying people and places, creating accession records, and helping visitors and staff locate specific images for their research.
Organize and document the history of the Museum itself.
Respond to scholarly questions and follow the release of new materials in Holocaust studies. Knowledge of German, Yiddish, Russian, or an Eastern European language is desirable.
Most internships are unpaid and usually last for one semester. Flexible schedules are generally available. The Museum strives for a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. United States citizenship is not required for internships.
To apply, please complete the online application form.
- Summer internships: March 1
- Fall internships: July 1
- Winter/Spring internships: October 15