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
- Holocaust Educator Internship (for undergraduate and graduate students)
- General Internships
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.
The High School Apprenticeship Program is made possible through the generosity of the Alexander Bodini Foundation, the Ellen & Ronald Block Family Foundation, Con Edison, and The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc.
Applications for the 2020 High School Apprenticeship Program are now closed.
The above video was written, directed, and edited by members of the 2018 High School Apprenticeship Program.
Holocaust Educator Internship
The Holocaust Educator Internship is a paid internship program at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City for undergraduate and graduate students currently studying in the New York metropolitan area. Interns are trained on how to teach the history of the Holocaust and then work with middle and high school students in public schools to understand this history. Interns receive in-depth training about the history of the Holocaust, teaching methodologies, and then teach students about the Holocaust so that the painful lessons of the past can guide them to envision a world worthy of their futures.
In August, interns attend an intensive nine-day 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, hear testimony from Holocaust survivors, and learn methods for teaching from artifacts in the Museum’s collection. Following training, interns work in pairs, visiting several New York metropolitan-area middle and high schools to teach an introductory classroom lesson and then give tours to these classes at the Museum.
Interns receive a stipend and are reimbursed for local travel. Interns may choose to work for school credit rather than pay.
The deadline for applications has been extended to April 30, 2020. Apply here for the Fall 2020 Holocaust Educator Internship.
For inquiries, please call 646.437.4273 or email Internships@mjhnyc.org.
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 work in a broad range of capacities in support of the various functions of the Museum.
To apply, please fill out an application here.