A Paid Internship for Fall 2023 

Applications due March 31, 2023 by 5 PM ET 

“This was an amazing opportunity and I loved being a part of the program. It taught me about commanding a class, teaching history, about how museums run, and it taught me a lot about myself as well. It was a life-changing semester.” – Nicole S. 

“The Internship is one of the best things I have ever done. It was so rewarding and I was able to learn so much about history and teaching. This will help me greatly during student teaching next year.” – Jenna C. 

“The Internship prepared me for teaching very sensitive and serious topics. I learned how to balance being a fun and engaging tour guide while maintaining a serious approach to sensitive areas of the Museum. This Internship also motivated me to research the psychological implications of the Holocaust while pursuing a career in psychology.” – Pegah E. 

Overview: The Holocaust Educator School Partnership is a paid internship 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 NYC public schools. Interns receive in-depth education about the history of the Holocaust, teaching methodologies, and then teach students. 

Details: In mid-August, interns attend an intensive eight-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 City public 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. 

Benefits: The internship benefits public middle and high school students and their teachers by providing in-depth learning about the Holocaust and an opportunity to visit the Museum, at no 

cost to the school. For the interns, the program provides a growth opportunity and hands-on teaching experience. Many interns continue to pursue academic or professional interests related to their experiences teaching about the Holocaust. 


  • Applications due March 31, 2023
  • Interviews of finalists begin in late April 
  • Acceptance letters sent by late May 
  • Training over the course of eight days at the Museum in early to mid-August
  • Work with schools begins in October and continues through December 2023

To Apply: Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students of all backgrounds and academic interests are encouraged to apply. The Internship is designed for students from a variety of fields and backgrounds. The ideal candidate will have a desire to learn and educate, an appreciation for museums, and an ability to work well with others. No previous teaching or Holocaust study is required, although both are desirable. 

To apply for the Fall 2023 program, please complete the online application at this link. 

Applications are due March 31, 2023. 

Questions: For inquiries, please call email Education@mjhnyc.org. 

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About the Museum: The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust has thrived for more than two decades along the waterfront of New York Harbor, and was created as a living memorial to those who perished, as well as those who survived. Established as a place of learning and reflection, a repository for artifacts and information, and a catalyst for dialogue across all age groups about vital lessons of Jewish history, the Museum serves both local and global communities and creates opportunities for diverse audiences to engage with history and to consider its relevance to the present. For more information, visit mjhnyc.org