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About the Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a federally chartered, nonpartisan institution that was created by the US Congress to serve as America’s national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and an educational institution dedicated to the history and lessons of the Holocaust. The Museum seeks to educate Americans from all 50 states and all walks of life as well as international audiences. The Museum has three areas of expertise: Holocaust remembrance, Holocaust scholarship and education, and genocide prevention. 

In carrying out its important memorial and educational mission, the Museum is guided by its institutional values for our workplace: Honor the memory of the victims; carry out our work with dignity, humility, integrity and respect for others; and strive for excellence through teamwork, rigor, and a culture of continuous learning. Consistent respect for others is the foundation for trust, collegiality and inclusion. 

About the Internship Program

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.

The Museum offers paid internships. Internships usually last for one semester, and 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.

Opportunities

Applications for summer internships have closed. This page will be updated when new internship opportunities are available.

To stay in contact with us and be notified of upcoming Internships, you may also email your interest to jobs@ushmm.org. The Human Resources Division monitors this email address and will send updated communications when we resume actively seeking candidates for the next internship session.

Museum Statement on Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion

The Museum is committed to cultivating and maintaining a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion (DEAI). Every member of our Museum community is responsible for ensuring that the Museum is free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation and for promoting a diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive institution. This includes supporting DEAI throughout our workplace—in our policies, programs, culture, facilities, and technology. Please see the Museum Statement on Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion (PDF).