United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

2012-2013 Internship Description

Graduate student applicants preferred

Schedule:  part or full time, September 1- December 31, 2012, or January 
1- May 15, 2013

Pay status: Unpaid, course credit can be applied

Project description and purpose:

This internship position serves project needs of the Global Classroom, 
which develops, coordinates, delivers, and assesses the impact of 
  multifaceted programs, exhibits, projects, and resources that reach 
general and targeted audiences at the Museum and worldwide.


Interns will have at least one substantive project extending through the 
entire tenure of the internship. The project will require some research, 
some level of analysis, and a synthesis the findings. The internship 
activities would include assisting in the development, coordination, and 
implementation of a variety of resources, programs and projects for both 
general visitors and target audiences, including some elements 
evaluative reporting. Speaking directly to visitors in a variety of 
capacities could be part of the internship, so interrns must be prepared 
to spend some time interacting with visitors. Some administrative tasks, 
including data entry, correspondence, etc., as with any full-time 
professional role, are also part of the internship.

Interns will have an opportunity to learn more about the history of the 
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, our pedagogical practices, and 
how we work with various audiences.

Qualifications and skills:


  * Ability to use office software applications and computer equipment
  * Skilled in talking to people
  * Good knowledge of educational principles, styles, and modes of learning
  * Good knowledge of Holocaust history
  * Ability to work independently

These additional skills would be valuable:

  * Experience in conducting independent research using a wide variety
    of resources
  * Experience working or assisting in an educational setting --
    teaching assistant, teacher, group leader, museum programming
  * Experience working or volunteering in museums
  * Interest in the visitor's experience of a museum
  * Interest in database development or management
  * Future career goals include working in a museum or other educational
  * Major(s) in history, education, and/or museum education/studies

*Positions are open until filled. *

*To apply, please** indicate the term you are applying for, and se**nd a 
cover letter and resume to*:

Rebekah Sobel, Ph.D, Program Evaluator ([log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)

National Institute for Holocaust Education

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC

Nicole A. Roth
Graduate Coordinator
History and Art History
(O) 703.993.1248
(F) 703.993.1251