Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is offering an internship with the Department of Archive, Library and Collections.  Archival and Research Intern will gain experience in applied research work in regards to categorization, cataloguing and indexing in regard to multi-vectorial themes in Modern European History.

Main duties included in LAMOTH archival internship:

-   Understand and become familiar with categorization and cataloguing of historical documents.

- Develop proficiency in navigating LAMOTH ONLINE ARCHIVAL AND RESEARCH CATALOG, Archon    platform for applied scholarly research.

- Cataloguing, indexing, adding digital content and researching primary and secondary documents, by exercising our Online Archival and Research Archive.         

-  Learn the appropriate procedure for preservation and handling of archival collection.

- Be part of the Archival team in preservation procedures on the museum floor.

- Assist the Archival department with daily tasks.


During the introductory period, the intern will be acquainted with the museum, its exhibits, and its online Archive, Archon. The intern will receive an orientation consisting of learning the museum and archival-related narrative and discourse. An intern will gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience in scholarly activity, related to a spectrum of public history, political science, philosophy, and linguistics.  The archival and research intern will work on categorization, cataloguing, and indexing, in effort to create a discourse-like narrative for the historic documents, sub-collections, and collections.


The Archival and Research Intern will be provided with appropriate in-house training, a work station with a desk and computer. He/she will be trained in the full cycle archival process in term of adding new documents, creating sub-collections for the Online Archive and Catalog Archon, as well as obtaining knowledge regarding appropriate archival protocol with preservation and handling of artifacts.


The Archival Internship is designed for undergraduate and graduate college students who are preparing for a career in Public Policy, Foreign Affairs, Psychology, Education, and Linguistics, Library and Archival Science and other similar career fields. Basic digital media and computer skills is a requirement. Knowledge of foreign languages, especially in Slavic languages and German language is highly preferable.  


Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust invites undergraduate and gradutae students to a Research and Archival Internship Program: East-Central European National Narratives and Discourse: Interwar and Wartime.

Hanna Franklin, Archival and Research Intern, a graduate student from New York University 


This Project is based on our recently launched Research and Archival Catalog, www.lamoth.info

Modern archives are like repositories of high literature, enabling people to comprehend the discourse of the Past, by conveying the message of truth. There is no alternative to the preservation of every evidence of the Past for these evidences are the foundation for our secure Present and better Future. 

Our archival materials have been collected since the inception of the Holocaust memorial room in the early 1960s. However, for the long time, archival records remained only stored, rather than processed in accordance with the principles of historic and archival relevancy. The year 2006 marks the beginning of archival reorganization and restructuring. Nowadays, we have a modern repository comprising over 180 Record Groups or 998,000 pages of documents. In electronic format, it is 146 GB of digital documents.

Indexing of rare publications in Polish, Ukrainian and German is an integral part of a larger-scope research.

Themes and discourses:

-- Jewish national narrative in Polish language. Jewish - Polish dailies Chwila, Nowy Dziennik, 1918 - 1939;

-- Ukrainian national narrative, Ukrainian periodicals published in Lviv, Eastern Galicia, Dilo, Nasz Prapor, 1918 - 1939;

-- Ukrainian national narrative in German-occupied Ukraine, as reflected in Ukrainian collaborationist periodicals, 1940 - 1945;

-- Polish national narrative of the interwar period as reflected in the following publications and periodicals: Sprawy Narodowosciowe, Gazeta Polska, Droga, Mysl Narodowa, Kurjer Lwoski, Slowo Polskie, Mucha, Ilustrowany Kuryer Condzienny, Czas, Gazeta LwowskaABC, Nowosci Ilustrowane, Nowa Reforma, Cirulnik Warszawski;

-- Interwar Poland: Sociodemographic, national and religious structure and a correlated discourse. Two Polish national censuses. First General Census of Polish population, 1921; Second General Census of Poland, 1931;

-- Interwar Poland: Ethnonational, social and political discourse as reflected in the records of the sessions of Polish Sejm, Sprawozdanie Stenograoficzne, z posiedzenia Sejmu RP;

-- German national narratives of post-Weimer and wartime, Volkischer Beobachter, Wehrmacht

-- Collaboration in the Holocaust. The role of local auxiliary police. Digitized documents from the Lviv, Stanislaviv and Ternopil State Archives, Ukraine.

The aforementioned historic publications and periodicals are digitized and per se constitute the subjects for multi-vectorial research projects.

In this regard, Department of Archive, Library and Collections seeks prospective researchers among the students proficient in Polish Ukrainian and German languages.



  • Enrollment in undergraduate or graduate program in Modern History, Art History, Political Science, Linguistics, Slavic Languages and Literatures;
  • Proficiency in Polish, Ukrainian and Geramn languages;
  • Knowledge of applied research work;
  • Experience in archival work


Research and Archival internship replicates an upper-division university seminars. This is a minimum three-month internship corresponding to a university level research projects.

Please send your letter of interest and CV or Resume to Dr. Vladimir Melamed, Director of Archive, Library and Collections. Vladimir@lamoth.org