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Internships at NMAJH

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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, including a two hour weekly Summer Seminar.

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, Communications & Public Engagement, Curatorial, Collections, Development, Education, Exhibitions, Facilities Rental & Events Planning, Group Services, and Retail/Operations. For Summer internships, a weekly hourly commitment of 35-40 hours is required. For Fall and Spring internships, a minimum weekly commitment of 8 hours is required.

In addition, we collaborate with other Philadelphia cultural institutions for internship opportunities, including the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, and the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. Interns at these institutions are included in our extended internship community. Requests for internships at these institutions are coordinated through the NMAJH internship program and application process.

Applicants for summer internships are strongly advised to apply no later than February 28. If feasible, offer letters are sent by March 30. Applications for fall and spring internships are accepted on a rolling basis. 

How to Apply
- Read about available positions at the link to the right, including our 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


For further information, contact the Academic Liaison office at 215.923.3811 ext. 150 or

The NMAJH Internship Program is made possible, in part, by support from Anonymous, The Applebaum Family Philanthropy, The Hassel Foundation, The Stanley and Arlene Ginsburg Family Foundation, and Judy Finkel’s loving friends in honor of her special birthday.