The Museum offers internship programs for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students throughout the year. Interns work onsite at the Museum, though some of our internship programs combine onsite work with programs in other educational settings.

High School Apprenticeship Program

The High School Apprenticeship Program offers New York City public high school students a challenging program of study and work designed to give them a behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to work in the Museum and explore Jewish heritage and their own. After an extensive spring training, Apprentices work full-time during the summer in different Museum departments; lead tours, and are introduced to the curatorial, educational, administrative, and operational sides of the Museum. Apprentices are paid for their participation in the program. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applications for the 2019 High School Apprenticeship Program are online at or a PDF/print version is hereApplications are due November 23.

The above video was written, directed, and edited by members of the 2018 High School Apprenticeship Program.

2017 HSAP interns
2017 High School Apprentice Program interns with Holocaust survivor Celia Kener


Holocaust Educator Internship

The Spring 2019 Holocaust Educator Internship brings together graduate and undergraduate students from the New York City area to study at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to Holocaust in preparation for a semester-long paid Internship working with recorded video testimonies in the Museum’s collection. In collaboration with staff from different Museum departments, Interns will create a culminating video project based on their research with the testimonies.

Before the semester begins, Interns study at the Museum to learn how to study history through the lens of testimony and oral history. Following training, Interns work on site at the Museum, summarizing and coding testimonies in our collection, helping to make testimonies more accessible to visitors and researchers. Interns will work with Museum staff in various departments including Collections & Exhibitions, External Affairs, and Education to create a culminating project incorporating digital material from testimonies and images of artifacts from the Museum’s collection.

Interns must be available January 6-11, 2019, and on 4 Sundays during the semester (dates to be announced) for study at the Museum. Interns will make themselves available on one weekday per week to work onsite at the Museum throughout the semester. There will be a $2,000 stipend provided upon successful completion of the Internship. Undergraduate and graduate students in the New York City area interested in Holocaust studies, Museum studies, oral history, and/or digital testimony are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have successfully completed some coursework in the study of the Holocaust at the undergraduate or graduate level.

To apply, please complete the online form. Applications are due by December 7, 2018 

For any questions, please contact Miri Kassow at 646.437.4273 or

General Internships

The Museum has general internships available to high school and university students that provide exposure to the programs and services provided by the Museum. Offered on a rolling basis according to departmental need, students can expect to volunteer in a broad range of capacities in support of the various functions of the Museum.

To apply, please download the application online and return it by mail.