College internships are available at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center For Holocaust Education in all areas including Archives, Education, Marketing, and Gallery. These unpaid internships will add to both your portfolio and resume while at the same time providing a very satisfying experience in a fast-paced, fun environment. Upon request of the student, OJMCHE internships are available for college credit.
Internship availability is based on academic calendar schedule and current Museum needs.
The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education offers a one-semester, paid practicum in archival work open to any graduate student enrolled in an accredited archival management, library science, or museum studies program. This internship provides a broad experience in archives and museum collections work in order to expose students to the diversity of projects in the Collections Department. The internship covers practical work experience in archival arrangement and description, oral history, cataloging of museum objects and photographs, and individual work in one other area of archival management (grant writing, exhibit planning, or a topic of the student’s choice). Each of these modules includes readings and a study session on the assigned topic. The Curator of Collections and the Archivist works closely with the intern throughout the semester, monitoring and guiding the experience. Upon the completion of this internship, the student will have gained real-world archives and museum experience that will provide context to their ongoing graduate studies and assist them in making future career choices.
The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center For Holocaust Education seeks a qualified intern to assist in the Collections and Exhibitions departments with work on upcoming exhibitions and ongoing collection acquisitions. OJMCHE interns work closely over a period of several months with museum professionals on varied collections and exhibitions projects to gain insight into the workings of the museum. Tasks include, but are not limited to: visual and newspaper research for exhibition development, reading and abstracting oral histories, cataloging new donations and loans, processing archival collections, data entry, digitizing photographic collections, gallery preparation, and artifact handling. Internship can be extended depending on desire and performance.
The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center For Holocaust Education seeks a qualified intern to assist the Program Coordinator with curriculum development. The OJMCHE Education program provides cultural enrichment for young people in an environment that nurtures inquisitive minds. Grounded in the diverse history, art and culture of both the Jews of Oregon and the Jewish experience nationally, educational programs incorporate a wealth of on-site and off-site museum resources providing a dynamic teaching and learning experience for K-12 students. We are currently seeking an intern with an interest in museum education. In close collaboration with the Program Coordinator and the Education Advisor, the intern will work on designing, developing and implementing K-12 curricula that meets and supports state standards in language arts and social studies. Internship can be extended depending on desire and performance.
The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center For Holocaust Education seeks Marketing/Media interns to work on various projects, including: website, social media, email communications, print materials. Interested individuals should have experience working in some of these areas and knowledge of desktop publishing, graphic design, web software and practices. One individual does not need to possess all skills as we are willing to divide them up. These unpaid internships will add to both your portfolio and resume while at the same time providing a very satisfying experience in a fast-paced, fun environment. Internships are likely to extend depending on desire and performance.