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Internships at NMAJH

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.

For Summer 2017, 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, CEO/Director's Office, Administration, Curatorial, Development, Education, Facilities Rental & Events Planning, Group Services, Marketing & Communications, Public Programs, and Retail/Operations. A weekly hourly commitment of 36-40 hours is required, including attendance at a weekly seminar.

In addition, we collaborate with other Philadelphia cultural institutions for Summer 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.

We are also offering a limited number of paid internships to students with demonstrated financial need. These opportunities are made possible through a generous challenge grant from an anonymous national foundation, with the support of the Connelly Foundation, the Hassel Foundation and a local anonymous donor helping the Museum to meet that challenge. Internships can also be taken for course credit, where applicable. The Eugene Applebaum Family Foundation will also fund 2 internships in Summer 2017 for students who reside or go to college in Michigan.

How to Apply

  • Read about available positions at the link to the right, including out Partners
  • Complete the internship application form at the link to the right
  • Tell us about your interests and availability, and attach a cover letter and resume
The deadline to apply for funded internships for Summer 2017 is Friday, March 31, 2017.

For Further Information, contact the Academic Liaison office at 215.923.3811 ext. 150 or