Overview: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust dedicates itself as a primary source institution, one that commemorates those who perished, honors those who survived, and houses the precious artifacts that miraculously weathered the Holocaust. The Museum provides free Holocaust education to students and visitors from across Los Angeles, the United States, and the world, fulfilling the mission of the founding Holocaust Survivors to commemorate, educate, and inspire. Through engagements and education programs that value dialogue, learning, and reflection, the Museum believes that we can build a more respectful, dignified, and humane world. Option 1: Four-week internship
- Learning from primary sources in the Museum galleries and Archives
- Working directly with Holocaust Survivors, students, visitors, and Museum staff
- Assisting in facilitating education programs
- Engaging with Museum staff in meaningful work across departments
- Assisting in support of social media
- Initiating and seeing through a personal project to enhance education programs
Requirements: No special background knowledge or experience is required. Our ideal candidate is inspired by working with other students, learning from Survivor elders in our community, and utilizing artistic reflection and education to shape the landscape of Holocaust remembrance. Applicants must be entering Ninth-12th Grades and complete the application packet and parent/guardian consent form to be considered for LAMOTH Internships.
Time Frame: Attendance at the Internship Orientation is mandatory on Monday, June 18, 2018.
Internship dates: Monday, June 18 through Friday, July 13, 2018. No internship will take place on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
# of Positions: Varies
Eligibility: As mentioned above, applicants must be entering Ninth-12th Grade and complete an application packet received from Robin Pickett (email@example.com), as well as a parent/guardian consent form, to be considered for LAMOTH Internships. Option 2: Eight-week internship
Responsibilities: The Museum’s internship program invites qualified candidates to learn about the Holocaust as well as the way in which a Museum operates, specifically related to education and archives. Interns take part in hands-on projects and work directly with staff on day-to-day and long term projects. We are looking for dynamic, self-motivated, and detail-oriented students to assist in our Education Department, which oversees all education programs, archival research, and gallery design. Interns will have the opportunity to prepare research for permanent exhibits, gallery cases, and temporary exhibitions. Interns will work with the Museum staff to educate students and the public. Interns will also work on summer workshop programs run during the summer (these workshops bring together Holocaust Survivors and teens in meaningful conversation and learning). They will also assist with daily administrative tasks as needed. This internship opportunity will allow students to explore museum careers, non-profit work, and gain professional experience.
Requirements: Our ideal candidate is inspired by learning from Survivors in our community, working with young people to steward this history and shape the future landscape of Holocaust education and remembrance. Additionally, our ideal applicants have:
-Interest in Holocaust and 20th-century European history.
-Interest in museum education.
-Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team.
-Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel. Strong oral and written communication skills.
-Ability to show good judgment and problem solve.
-Ability to organize tasks and assure timely completion of projects with strong attention to detail.
-Consistency in professional work ethic and positive attitude.
Additional or preferred skills:
-Social media skills
-Customer Service Skills
Time Frame: Attendance at the Internship Orientation is mandatory on Monday, June 18, 2018. Internship dates: Monday—Thursday for an eight week time frame between June and September. Offices are closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018
# of Positions: Varies
Eligibility: You must see Robin Pickett (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in applying for this internship. You will need to submit a resume, letter of recommendation, dates of availability, and a writing sample.