Greenberg Family International Internship Program: 2017 Internships
POLIN Museum is pleased to announce new internship opportunities at POLIN Museum. The Foundation for the Preservation of the History of the Jewish People in the Pale of Settlement is supporting two annual internships over a five year period, beginning in 2017. Interns will spend eight weeks at POLIN Museum working on specific projects related to their qualifications and interests and to opportunities at POLIN Museum.
These internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students at universities outside Poland. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited university when they apply. They must be proficient in English or Polish at a level of C1 or higher. Proficiency in other languages is also desirable and should be indicated on the applicant’s résumé.
POLIN Museum offers international students a unique opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the history of Polish Jews, develop professional skills in a world-class museum, and explore today’s Poland.
POLIN Museum is offering positions in its Education, Research and Publications, Exhibition, and Collections departments. POLIN Museum will assign each intern to a specific project, based on their skills and interests and on the needs of POLIN Museum. Each intern will be required to present a report of their work to their department head at the culmination of their internship.
- Education: Help organize Polin Meeting Point and the Polish Israeli Youth Exchange; create materials for use in workshops; work with the museum’s guides.
- Research & Publications: Research related to the events of March ’68 and their aftermath; create indexes for publications; prepare the newsletter for the Global Education Outreach Program; assist with organizing conferences.
- Exhibition: Research and assist in developing a strategy for virtual exhibitions of the collections and of POLIN Museum’s Core Exhibition; assist in developing and installing temporary exhibitions.
- Collections: Translate texts on objects (mainly documents) from German, French, or Russian to English; assist in researching the provenance of objects. Students of paper conservation can help with daily conservation tasks, packing objects, and writing conservation reports.
Each intern is offered 10,450 PLN gross to offset the cost of their living expenses while in Warsaw during the internship.
Period of Internship
All internships will take place for eight consecutive weeks between May 1 and October 31, 2017. The precise dates of each internship will depend on the intern’s academic calendar and the department’s schedule.
Accommodation, Travel, and Insurance
Arranging for travel to and from Warsaw and accommodation and insurance while in Warsaw will be the responsibility of the intern. POLIN Museum will provide recommendations upon request.