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Archival Internship

The Archive of the LAMOTH is a core unit for exhibit-formation, research in the Holocaust History and ongoing education. This Archive comprises over 140 Record Groups, structured by collections and sub-collections. In contains around 11,500 documents of prewar time, the Holocaust era and post-war period. The volume of an average document varies from a few pages to several hundred pages. Calculations relate the entire volume of the archival documents to the amount of 483,000 pages.

The Archival Intern will work closely with the Archival department staff. The Archival Intern will have the opportunity to become familiar with Museum exhibits and archives; digitize and catalogue historical documents and artifacts; research and organize exhibit information and perform day-to-day tasks and archival/exhibit support. The Archival Intern will work with the Director of Archives, Library, and Historical Curatorship and the Content Design Researcher to digitize, catalogue, research, and organize the Museum’s expanding Archival Collections. The Archival Intern will work with historical documents and artifacts and gain a greater understanding of archival cataloging.

Archival Intern will work primarily with the new archival online catalog, narrating finding aids for the collections and sub-collections digitizing and cataloging the newly acquired archival materials in order to give researchers and visitors access to the wealth of historic information in the collections. Archival Interns may also assist in other aspects of archival and exhibit research with the Director of Archive, Library, and Historical Curatorship and with the Content Design Researcher.

Main duties,

-      Work with online archival information system, narrating historical and bibliographic descriptions from the collection to a document level;

-      Digitize and create finding aids for newly acquired Archival Collections;

-      Research and organize exhibit information;

-      Providing Archival department support.

The Archival Intern will work under the shared supervision of the Director of Archives, Library, and Historical Curatorship and the Content Design Researcher. She/he will be provided with appropriate training, a work station with desk, computer, and archival equipment and programs. She/he will be trained to use relevant programs and technical equipment to digitize and catalog archival collections and/or exhibit resources.


The Archival Internship is designed for college level sophomores, juniors, or seniors who are preparing for a career in Modern History, Jewish History, German Studies, Archival Studies, Information and Library Sciences, Museum Studies, or related fields. A basic understanding of Holocaust History and the History of the 20th Century is preferred. Applicants with language skills in German, Yiddish, or Hebrew, basic photography, and/or Adobe CS programs are highly encouraged to apply.  Knowledge and experience in programming of databases for archives and/or a Computer Science background is highly desirable.

Please email your letter of interest and CV or Resume to Dr. Vladimir Melamed, Director of Archive, Library and Historical Curatorship