holocaust-studies3 - Internships



Students of the Weiss-Livnat Program have the opportunity of interning in Holocaust related institution in Israel and abroad. 

An internship in a Holocaust museum, school, archive or research center will help you familiarize yourself with career opportunities in the field of Holocaust Studies and determine what interest this field holds for you.  We have partnered with various institutions across the country in attempts to provide you with the best exposure to such positions. 

Internships for the Academic Year:

The specific requirements for each internship (frequency, length of internship, and goals) are  determined by the intern and supervisor.  Most of our partners prefer year-long interns, however there is an option to intern only for the duration of one academic semester.

The following institutions are currently partnered with the Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies:

  • Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center
  • Atlit Detention Center Heritage Site
  • Amcha - Israeli Center for Psychological and Social Support for Holocaust Survivors and for "Second Generation Survivors."
  • The Ghetto Fighters' House Museum and Archive
  • The Oral History Division, Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Mashmaut Educational Center
  • Massuah Institute for Holocaust Studies
  • Nofim Elementary School, Haifa
  • Combat Genocide Association

Our students generally intern one full day a week, the internship is unpaid, however students are reimbursed for travel costs to their internship. We work with students to determine an appropriate internship for your specific research interests and career goals. 

Students interested in pursuing internships outside of these institutions are invited to work with the administration of the MA program to set up potential opportunities.

International Internship Opportunities:

Select students have the opportunity to intern at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland, the Jewish Museum Berlin, and the Jewish Museum in Budapest. Each year a small group of students are awarded these exclusive internships in Warsaw, Berlin and Budapest.  

These internship opportunities are part of the emphasis our program places on Holocaust education in museum settings, this is a wonderful learning opportunity for students interested in museum work and educational programming. The 3-5 week internship are unpaid, however, the program subsidizes the flight and the cost of rent for the duration of the internship.

The students are selected by a joint committee of staff from the Weiss-Livnat MA Program and the respective museums. Each year two students are selected to intern at the Polin museum’s education department and to participate in other select projects while acquiring hands-on experience and understanding of the world of museology. Two more students are selected for our internships in Budapest where they will participate in archive work and other select projects, and will have the opportunity to develop their own research.  Two German-speaking students will be selected and given the opportunity to work at the Jewish Berlin museum’s main exhibit and other select projects.

Students are required to complete two semesters of coursework before applying to international internships.

Read more about our cooperation with POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw here.

Read more about our cooperation with the Jewish Museum in Budapest here.

Read more about our cooperation with the  Jewish Museum Berlin here.

For more information about the internship program, or to build a professional relationship without program, please contact Dr. Eila Perkis at eperkis@univ.haifa.ac.il


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