Established in 1993, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum expands public perception of the Holocaust through exhibitions, lectures, artifacts, firsthand testimonials, films, pictures and educational supplements. The museum aims to give Americans a true piece of a Holocaust victim’s life, as visitors are given identity cards when they enter the museum. These help the holder learn about the Holocaust through the life of one of its victims, and toward the end of the exhibit the visitor learns the victim’s fate. The museum details the brutal acts committed by the Nazi party and is not recommended for children under age 11.
The internship is designed to teach students the history behind the Holocaust and the complexity of museum operations. Interns assist with several projects at a time while working directly with Holocaust scholars and museum professionals. Positions are available in several different departments, including academic publications, architecture, archives, collections, communications, development, education, exhibitions, external affairs, film/audio or photo archives, library, outreach technology, records managements, senior historians, the committee on conscience and the survivors registry.
Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as grad students.
Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Unpaid
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students