The Holocaust Educator School Partnership is a paid internship program 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 public schools to understand this history.

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 metropolitan-area middle and high schools to teach an introductory classroom lesson and then give tours to these classes at the Museum.

Interns receive payment at the end of the semester.

Fall 2023 Holocaust Educator School Partnership Intern Shagg Solarz leads a tour in the Museum’s galleries.

Applications to the Holocaust Educator School Partnership program are now being accepted for Fall of 2024. Applications will be due May 3, 2024 at 5 PM.

For Educators

HESP is a proud recipient of the 2024 Museum Association of New York Awards of Distinction in the category of Engaging Communities.

The Holocaust Educator School Partnership is a free partnership program available to NYC DOE middle and high schools.

The Holocaust Educator School Partnership brings the Museum’s extensively trained graduate and undergraduate school interns to partnering classrooms to introduce the Holocaust to students. The lesson uses images of artifacts from the Museum’s collection to teach about the causes and history of the Holocaust. Building on the classroom presentation, at a later date partnering classes visit the Museum for a guided tour of the core exhibition The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do.

These paired visits are free of charge. Coach bus transportation for the student trip to the Museum may also be available free of charge.  

Visits are now being scheduled, and a wonderful team of educators is available to work with your students. Interested schools are required to commit to having a minimum of 50 students participate in both parts of the program (classroom lesson and Museum tour). The partnership also accepts and can accommodate larger groups, including full grades, if space allows.

Teachers and Museum staff will work together to find mutually convenient dates for the classroom and Museum visits. Depending on availability, it may be possible to schedule an educator fluent in Spanish or Russian to work with your students.

If you are interested in partnering with the Museum for this program, please complete the form available at the link below to begin the partnership request process.

For inquiries, please call 646.437.4324 or email

Funding for the Holocaust Education School Partnership has been provided by Julianna Margulies, Abigail Pogrebin and David Shapiro, AMIT Children in honor of Julianna Margulies, Nicole and Stephen Eisenberg, the Helen & Arie Tabak Memorial Fund, and other generous donors.