Holocaust Museum LA

Holocaust Museum LA is the oldest survivor founded museum in the nation, dedicates itself as a primary source institution, one that commemorates those who perished, honors those who survived, and houses the precious artifacts that miraculously weathered the Holocaust. For over 55 years, the Museum has provided free Holocaust education to students from across Los Angeles, the United States, and the world, fulfilling the mission of the founding Holocaust Survivors to commemorate, educate, and inspire. Through engagements and education programs that value dialogue, learning, and reflection, the Museum believes that we can build a more respectful, dignified, and humane world.

City/State

Los Angeles, CA

Internship Description

The Museum’s internship program invites qualified candidates to learn about the Holocaust as well as the way in which a Museum operates, specifically related to education and archives. Interns take part in hands-on projects and work directly with the Vice President of Education and Exhibits. Interns have the opportunity to prepare research for permanent exhibits, gallery cases, and temporary exhibitions. Interns will work with the Museum staff to educate students and the public. Interns will also work on summer workshop programs run during the summer (these workshops bring together Holocaust Survivors and teens in meaningful conversation and learning). They will also assist with daily administrative tasks as needed. This internship opportunity for undergraduate students will allow them to explore museum careers and gain professional experience.

# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transportation Housing  Format
8 Flexible  10:00am  5:00pm Yes No Hybrid

Housing Information

The Museum is located in a central area of Los Angeles- near other museums like LACMA and the Academy Museum as well as near the Gove and Farmer's Market (LA landmarks). The Museum is not far from the neighborhoods of Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Korea Town, East LA, and downtown.

Internship Qualifications

  • Interest in Holocaust and 20th-century European history.
  • Interest in museum education.
  • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft word and excel.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to show good judgement and problem solve.
  • Ability to organize tasks and sure timely completion of projects with strong attention to detail.
  • Consistency in professional work ethic and positive attitude.

Additional Information

  • Additional language(s) a plus
  • Editing skills

Writing Sample Required?

Excerpt of a paper/written assignment

Special Requirements

  • Vaccinations