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 2014. Internships are available in the Curatorial and Education departments.
Archival and Curatorial Internship
The Archive of the LAMOTH is a core unit for exhibit-formation, the premise for the research in the History of the Holocaust and in Modern History. This Archive comprises over 140 Record Groups, structured by collections and sub-collections. In contains around 12,000 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 and Curatorial Intern will work closely with the Archival and Curatorial department staff. There is an opportunity to become familiar with Museum exhibits and archival documents through the digitization and cataloging of historical documents and artifacts, as well as to organize and curate exhibits. Day-to-day support of archival and curatorial tasks is also part of the internship. The Intern will work with the Director of Archives, Library, and Historical Curatorship and the Processing Archivist together with the team of our interns. The Intern will work with historical documents and artifacts and gain a greater understanding of archival cataloging and curatorial process.
An Archival and Curatorial Intern will work with our online Archival and Museum Catalog narrating finding aids for the collections, sub-collections and documents in order to give researchers and visitors access to the realm of unpublished materials. He or she will also learn the curatorial process providing support to the multifaceted curatorial tasks.
- 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 logistic support for the Archival and Curatorial Department.
- Work on the description of the exhibits
Archival and Curatorial interns take part in the scholarly seminars, organized by the Department.
This 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 in the related fields. A basic understanding of Holocaust History and the History of the 20th Century is preferred. Applicants with language skills in German, Yiddish, Hebrew and Hungarian, basic photography skills and/or Adobe CS programs are highly encouraged to apply. Knowledge and experience in programming of databases for repositories and museums together with a Computer Science background is highly desirable.
The Education Intern will assist with the planning and delivery of outreach programming in schools in the Los Angeles area. The Education Intern will play a key role in the Museum during the summer. LAMOTH has recently merged with the Remember Us non-profit, which has been involved in creating innovative programs in schools throughout the city. Among these program is The Righteous Conversations Project (RC), a collaboration of Holocaust survivors and teens, who work together to address issues of modern day injustice. Through workshops in schools and engagements in communities all over Los Angeles, students and survivors become partners in creative work and social advocacy. The Education Intern participate in the Righteous Conversations programming during the summer. While participating in both on-site and off-site programming, the Education Intern will work on developing an outreach activity that bridges both programs. As part of their internship, the intern will explore the Museum archives, collection and galleries, and under the Education Director’s guidance, develop new ways to integrate archival materials in the RC program. This will be in the form of an activity that will be piloted during the summer and implemented during the next school year. The Education Intern will lead Museum public tours; participate in off-site educational programs; create an outreach activity geared towards middle/ high school students, based on the knowledge gained from working in both the Museums pace and in the classroom. She/he will also perform day-to-day tasks including some visitor services support and administration.
- Participate in the program Righteous Conversations (RC). This will include supporting the RC Project Coordinator with planning and delivery of programs in schools;
- Researching outreach programs at other institutions to learn how archival materials and collections can be incorporated in an off-site program;
- Create an outreach activity and test it with students as part of the Rc program;
- Assist the Education Department with daily tasks;
- 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;
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 oral and written communication is 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 2014. Students graduating in spring 2014 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 $4,000, for a consecutive ten-week work period between June and August, 2014.
Deadline: Applications must be received by Friday, April 25th at 5:00pm PDT.
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 Jordanna Gessler or Jordanna@lamoth.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.