Holocaust Educator School Partnership Program: Apply Now for Fall 2023!
A paid museum internship for NYC undergraduate and graduate students
Applications due March 31, 2023 at 5 PM ET
New York City undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply now for a paid, in-depth internship to learn about and teach the history of the Holocaust in classroom and Museum gallery settings.
The Holocaust Educator School Partnership program at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust offers New York City college and university students a challenging program of work and study as they are trained on how to teach the history of the Holocaust and then work with middle and high school students in NYC public schools. Interns receive in-depth education about the history of the Holocaust and teaching methodologies.
TRAINING: In mid-August, interns will attend an intensive training at the Museum to learn how to teach public, middle, and high school students about the Holocaust. During training interns meet with Museum staff and Holocaust scholars, hear testimony from Holocaust survivors, and learn methods for teaching from artifacts in the Museum’s collection.
TEACHING: Following training, interns work in pairs, visiting several New York City public middle and high schools to teach an introductory classroom lesson and then give tours to these classes at the Museum.
BENEFITS: Interns receive a stipend based on the number of visits that they teach and are reimbursed for local travel. Interns may choose to work for school credit rather than pay. For interns, the program provides a growth opportunity and hands-on teaching experience. Many interns continue to pursue academic or professional interests related to their experiences teaching about the Holocaust.
ELIGIBILITY: Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students of all backgrounds and academic interests are encouraged to apply. The internship is designed for students from a variety of fields and backgrounds. The ideal candidate will have a desire to learn and educate, an appreciation for museums, and an ability to work well with others. No previous teaching or Holocaust study is required, although both of these are desirable.