The preservation of historical documents and artifacts is crucial to understanding, teaching, and learning from history. As technology advances, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is prioritizing the transition of archival storage to an advanced digital database. The Museum’s online archival database, www.lamoth.info, receives thousands of visits from people across the world every month. On this platform, people access primary sources and learn more about this important history.

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 the archives and galleries. Interns will learn about and assist with the steps required to receive, process, digitize, preserve, and display documents and artifacts in an environment dedicated to providing free Holocaust education to the public. Interns have the opportunity to prepare research for permanent exhibits, gallery cases, the online archive, and temporary exhibitions.

This internship opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students will allow them to explore museum careers and gain professional experience.

We require that interns spend a minimum of 10 weeks in the internship.

Duties:

- Record and digitize acquisitions for both the Museum and online database

- Assist staff in various tasks related to arrangement of existing physical records and objects

- Assist in preservation of existing and incoming collections, utilizing Museum best practices

- Provide research assistance for Museum exhibits and social media postings

Internship Qualifications:

Required:

- Enrollment in undergraduate or graduate program, preferably with a focus in history, art history, library studies, museum studies or political science

- Interest in archival methods and research

- Basic knowledge of editing and composition

- Strong written communication skills

- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Preferred:

- Interest in Holocaust and 20th-century European history

- Social media skills

- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel

To apply, please send a resume and writing sample (from a college assignment) to