The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is proud to offer two paid, full-time summer internships for qualified undergraduate students between the months of June and August 2013. Internships are available in the Archival and Education departments.
Research and Curatorial Intern
The Research and Curatorial Intern will work closely with the Archival department staff. The Research and Curatorial Intern will have the opportunity to become familiar with Museum exhibits and archives; conduct archival and exhibit research; organize and describe historical documents and artifacts throughout the museum; designing exhibit-related curatorial narratives and perform day-to-day tasks and archival/exhibit support. The Research and Curatorial Intern will work with the Director of Archives, Library, and Historical Curatorship and the Content Design Researcher to assist in organizing and describing historical images, documents, and objects throughout the museum exhibition and in creating and developing exhibit resources.
- Conducting archival and exhibit research;
- Organizing and describing historical documents and artifacts throughout the museum;
- Developing and designing exhibit-related curatorial narratives and resources;
- Providing Archival department support
The Research and Curatorial Internship is designed for college level sophomores, juniors, or seniors who are preparing for a career in History, Jewish History, German Studies, Archival Studies, Information and Library Sciences, Museum Studies, or related fields. A basic knowledge 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. Applicants with an aesthetic eye and proficiency with Adobe software such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator is highly desirable.
The Education intern will work closely with the Education staff. She/he will lead Museum public tours; create educational materials for our school programs and perform day-to-day tasks including visitor services support. The Education Intern will play an instrumental role in expanding the online educational offerings designed for teachers and students. More specifically, the intern will work on compiling and editing biographies of our Holocaust Survivor Speakers. The Museum works with a group of Holocaust Survivors who volunteer their time to speak to school groups. We have been in the process of compiling their biographies. These bios will be used as pre-visit materials to support teachers and students in preparing for their encounter with our Survivor Speakers. They will be made available online as well as distributed to teachers and students before and during their visit at the Museum. The intern will also assist the Education team in developing PowerPoint presentations to accompany each biography. These presentations will include images of Survivors before and after the war, maps, and pictures of documents and artifacts relevant to the Survivor’s testimony. They will be uploaded on our website as downloadable materials that teachers can use in the classrooms.
- Develop and edit Survivor speakers’ biographies and PowerPoint presentations;
- Lead weekly public tours;
- Perform visitor services duties at Reception front desk, which includes greeting visitors, answering phones, assisting our Holocaust Survivor speakers while on site;
Qualifications: The Education Internship is designed for college level sophomores, juniors or seniors who are preparing for a career in History, Education, Holocaust Education, Museum Education, Arts Administration, or related fields. Students majoring in History, English, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology and Arts administration preferred. Basic digital media and computer skills preferred. Strong writing skills are a must.
Internship Eligibility and Instructions
- Be of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent;
- Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2013. Students graduating in spring 2013 are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
- Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and
- Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
The internship is a full-time (40 hours/week) positions, with a salary of $3,500, for a consecutive ten-week work period between June 3rd and August 23rd, 2013.
Deadline: Must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013.
To apply, please send:
1) A current resume
2) Cover letter describing your interest in the internship, and
3) Two (2) letters of recommendation to:
Attn: Getty Multicultural Summer Internship
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
100 S. The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
You may also email your application to Ilaria Benzoni-Clark, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject heading: Getty Multicultural Summer Internship.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Before you apply, learn about LAMOTH’s mission and history at www.lamoth.org.
To learn more about the Getty Multicultural Summer Internship visit http://www.getty.edu/foundation/funding/leaders/current/mui_students.html.