Careers and Internships
Our internships are challenging educational experiences designed for undergraduate and graduate students. Working alongside staff members, interns gain valuable skills in museum practice through a variety of hands-on, practical learning experiences. Interns are engaged with collections, education, museum evaluation, marketing, event planning, and daily operations.
Eligible candidates for an internship meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student
- Currently enrolled as a graduate student
- Have graduated within the past year
The time commitment for internships is a total of 8-12 weeks. These are unpaid positions, although many students receive academic credit. Please contact your university advisor for more information on receiving university credit and share any requirements when you apply.
Generally, internships occur on an academic calendar. Specific internship start and end dates vary on assignment. Schedule is flexible and determined in conjunction with your supervisor.
- Summer – June through August
- Fall – September through November
- Spring – January through March
- Professional development
- Work experience
- Grow your professional network
- Free admission to the museum
- Free parking at Union Terminal
Every effort is made to match the skills and interests of prospective interns with the needs and priorities of the organization. Specific tasks vary upon individual assignment.
We are looking for interns who can assist in the following areas:
- Collection inventory, cataloging, housing, condition reporting, and exhibit installation
- Develop artifact interpretation for exhibits and other educational initiatives
- Digitize artifacts and archival materials
- Transcribe oral histories from Holocaust survivors and eyewitnesses
- Curriculum and lesson plan development for use in the museum and classroom
- Develop and implement online workshops and programming, including live streaming content
- Interpret museum exhibits for general visitors and school groups
- Assist with creation of traveling exhibits
- Assist with developing, filming, and editing video for education projects
- Serve as an ambassador by interviewing visitors and collecting data about their museum experience. The data generated is both quantitative and qualitative
- Maintain analytics database
- Analyze data to study museum engagement and traffic flow of galleries
Assist with various facets of planning and implementing public programs, including:
- Event logistics and detailed planning
- Program publicity and community outreach
- Communication with program participants, committees, and program partners
- Program components during events
- Program evaluation after events are complete
- Develop social media and digital content
- Aid in outreach efforts to community groups, schools, and other organizations
- Analyze visitor surveys to determine best outreach strategies
- Support committees
- Help coordinate events for donors
- Grant writing
- Donor database management
- Donor stewardship, acknowledgment, and prospecting
- Create strategic solicitation campaigns
Internship Application Process
To apply for an internship, please submit the items listed below to [email protected] with the subject “Internship Application” or application materials can be mailed to the following address:
Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center
1301 Western Avenue, Suite 2101
Cincinnati, OH 45203
- Current resume outlining educational, professional, and volunteer experiences.
- A one-page personal statement listing what internship assignment(s) you are applying for, describing your reasons for seeking an internship, and what you hope to gain from the experience.
- A brief writing sample appropriate to your area of study.
- Two professional or academic reference contacts. Please include: full name, telephone, email, and in what capacity you know this contact.
- A transcript from an accredited institution.
Please Note: Submitting all above items is required to be considered for an internship. All completed internship applications will be reviewed and sent to the appropriate supervisor managing various internship assignments.
If an internship supervisor is interested in pursuing you as a potential intern candidate, they will contact you to schedule an interview. During your interview, you will discuss your academic program, your interests, any relevant experience, and your availability.
Individuals offered an internship will be notified via email by their internship supervisor to begin their internship, pending a clear background check.