Length: June 1st – August 20th 2021
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Work hours: 20 (min) – 35 (max) hours a week
Application Deadline: March 5, 2021
This is an unpaid internship.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Tennessee Holocaust Commission requires the services of an intern to support several ongoing curatorial processes, digitization efforts, and archival research projects. The intern’s primary areas of responsibility will include:
· Research and authentication of primary film and photo documents.
· Reviewing and editing materials for ongoing digital survivor’s archive and for Commission survivor and second-generation speaker presentations.
· Assistance with digitization and/or storage of film, video, and archival materials.
· Reviewing, proofing, and occasional drafting of wall texts, etc. for ongoing exhibit development.
· Opportunities available for independent research projects or thesis research, per the discretion of the Commission. If you have a current project you are currently working on, please describe this project and its relationship to the work of the Commission in your cover letter.
In addition to the above duties and responsibilities, all interns will participate in a weekly professional development seminar and Holocaust education sessions. The goal of these seminars are to educate interns on the history of the Holocaust and to prepare interns for the cultural non-profit workforce.
· Knowledge of general 20th century European history; some knowledge of World War II and Holocaust-era history
· Academic or professional experience with curatorial practice or research
· Strong research and writing skills, experience with archives preferred
· Attention to detail
· Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
· The completion of at least one semester (or equivalent) of college-level coursework. AP level high school coursework may be considered for exceptional applicants.
How to Apply
· A resume highlighting your experience
· Cover letter addressing: How have your past professional experiences prepared you for this internship with the Tennessee Holocaust Commission and how would the internship program support your personal and/or professional goals?
· Optional academic writing sample of no more than 2 pages. This can be a complete paper or an excerpt.
Please send the items listed above with “Curatorial Intern [Last Name]” in the subject line in one e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for application is March 5th, 2021. Candidates will be notified of interview status no later than March 12th .Candidates are allowed and encouraged to apply for more than one internship with the Tennessee Holocaust Commission.
For more information about the Tennessee Holocaust Commission, please visit tnholcom.org. The Tennessee Holocaust Commission is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This position is open to all qualified individuals, and the Commission encourages applications of all backgrounds, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation.