The National Museum of American Jewish History is a leading cultural institution with a vibrant internship program for undergraduate, graduate, and recently graduated students who want to learn about public history, the museum profession, non-profit organizations, and the American Jewish experience. Interns work in specific departments and participate in periodic group experiences during the summer, fall, and spring terms.
Interns will be placed according to their interests, experience, and the needs of the Museum. We will also be pleased to discuss a placement to support a specific project of interest to students. During the fall and spring season, a minimum of 8 hours will be required and during the summer season 40 hours per week will be required. Potential placements include: Academic Liaison, CEO/Director’s Office, Administration, Curatorial, Development, Education, Facilities Rental & Events Planning, Group Services, Marketing & Communications, Public Programs, and Retail/Operations. Internships can also be taken for course credit, where applicable.
In addition, we collaborate with other Philadelphia cultural institutions for internship opportunities, including the Gershman Y and its Jewish Film Festival, the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, and the Philadelphia History Museum. Interns at these institutions will participate in the NMAJH weekly seminars and will be included in our extended internship community. Requests for internships at these institutions will be coordinated through the NMAJH internship program and application process.