National Museum of American Jewish History

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022

The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH), one of Philadelphia’s major cultural institutions, plans to offer an internship opportunity during the summer of 2022. The Museum is planning for in-person internships, observing all of the city’s health and safety guidelines at the time. However, should conditions change, NMAJH will allow internships to be conducted remotely.

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, work with historic materials and artifacts or online educational initiatives. Interns will be asked to assist with occasional administrative and outreach projects when need arises.

Benefits and Skills derived from this internship:

•    Ability to work with historical objects
•    Experience in the growing field of Museum work and public history
•    Research and writing skills
•    Ability to translate historical ideas to a wide public
•    Proficiency in online skills for research and presentation


The internship starts any time after May 2022 and runs through August 2022.  Assuming that we are in person, interns will work at the museum on a Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. schedule. If the internship is online, then work hours will be determined by the nature of the assignments.


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

More information about the Museum is available at 

Application Procedure

To apply for any of these internships, please follow the instructions at the Summer Humanities Internship Program homepage.