The National Museum of American Jewish History is a leading cultural institution with a vibrant internship program for college and graduate 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.
Internships are primarily unpaid educational opportunities that can be taken for course credit, where applicable. The Museum will also offer four paid internships in Summer 2015 under its Weinberg Family Fund Internship Program.
The program is open to college and graduate students who wish to participate as volunteers or to meet the requirements of their college/university for academic credit. Students must be able to work a regular schedule with a minimum of 8 hours per week on site for at least one semester. (See below for separate eligibility criteria for the Weinberg Family Fund Internship Program.)
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. Potential placements include: Academic Liaison, Community Relations, Development, Education, Events & Facility Rentals, Exhibitions and Collections, Public Programs, Marketing and Communications, and Retail. To learn more about each position, click here.
Weinberg Family Fund Internship Program – Applications due March 1, 2015
Through a grant from The Weinberg Family Internship Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation, the Museum will offer four, $4,000 student internships for Summer 2015. Paid internships are available to qualified undergraduate students enrolled full time at a four-year college or university, and/or qualified full-time graduate students, who receive need-based financial aid. Applicants must demonstrate financial need through submission of a Financial Aid Award Letter from their current school. Internship recipients are expected to work full time (40 hours) over a period of ten weeks. Placements are available in all Museum departments (listed above) except Academic Liaison. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2015.
How to Apply
• Complete the Internship application form here
• Tell us about your interests and availability
• Attach a cover letter and resume
For Weinberg Family Fund Internship Program applicants only - Indicate that you receive need-based financial aid by checking the appropriate box on the application form and uploading or mailing a copy of your most recent Financial Aid Award Letter to Academic Liaison, National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
For Further Information
• Contact the Academic Liaison office at 215.923.3811 ext. 150 or firstname.lastname@example.org