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Capital Jewish Museum Summer Internship Opportunity

Jan 17, 2019

Captial Jewish Museum Summer Internship!

The new Capital Jewish Museum is seeking interns this summer. The Capital Jewish Museum is a new Museum under construction at the corner of 3rd and F streets NW. We recently changed our name from the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, and maintain of our mission to preserve the history of Jewish Washington. Designed for families, school groups and tourists from around the world, the new museum will be a critical addition to the city’s cultural landscape – a forum for difficult conversations and civil discourse, a place where families of all faiths and cultures can explore questions around culture, identity and change. We will invite visitors to Connect, Reflect and Act: connect across generations and diverse communities, reflect on the relevance of history to today, and ask visitors to explore their own role in making change. Our small staff is immersed in developing, building, and programming the new museum and ensuring the preservation of our 1876 historic synagogue. We need your help!

Internship dates will be approximately June 1 through August 31, 2019. Exact dates have some flexibility.
Internships are part time, 20-24 hours each week, and a mix of in office (we are near Metro Center) and outside of office, group and individual projects and activities. Internship tasks may include independent trips to various libraries, archives and other organizations throughout the city.
This is an unpaid internship. We are working toward providing interns travel reimbursements/ a small stipend, pending funding.
Please send an email with two .pdf attachments (cover letter and resume) to jkimball@capitaljewishmuseum.org by February 15, 2019 for full consideration.
Examples of possible projects:
• Conducting research to support exhibition development for the new museum
• Writing content briefs in development of the exhibition script and storylines
• Researching collections, including objects, photographs, documents, and other memorabilia
• Conducting research in other repositories including archives, libraries, and museums
• Conducting photo research in support of exhibition graphics
• Coordinating oral histories in support of the exhibition
• Conducting or assisting with audience research projects
• Coordinating community outreach and programming
• Refining and enhancing our walking tour experiences
• Developing historical content to disseminate to the public through print and online publications
• Assisting with marketing the new museum and development effort for our Capital Campaign

We prefer graduate student applicants, but will consider advanced undergraduates that can demonstrate strong knowledge and experience in the following areas: conducting primary source historical and contemporary research, keep excellent source records; individuals with museum/ archival collections experience; previous experience/ internship in a museum or exhibition environment. Someone with excellent written and verbal communication skills, plus the motivation and ability to work independently as part of a small but highly collaborative team in a fast-paced environment will both be successful and enjoy this wonderful opportunity!

No phone calls please.

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