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National Museum of American Jewish History Summer 2014 Internship

The National Museum of American Jewish History, one of Philadelphia’s newest major cultural institutions, is offering a remarkable internship opportunity during the summer of 2014. The candidate selected for this position will work closely with the Curatorial Department on matters pertinent to upcoming exhibitions and the ongoing care of the artifact collection. For anyone interested in museums and/or history this will be a unique opportunity to experience how a major national museum operates up close. Specific duties may include primary and secondary research, and first hand work with historic materials including photographing, measuring, and describing artifacts. Intern will be asked to assist with occasional administrative and outreach projects when need arises.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work independently and follow directions
  • Attention to detail
  • Historical research skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work on a team and take direction.


The internship starts any time after May 2014 and runs through August 2014. Interns work at the museum on a Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. schedule.


Interns report to Josh Perelman PhD, Chief Curator & Director of Exhibitions and Collections

More information about the Museum is available at

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