Application until 24.03.2019

Holocaust Teacher Training in the USA

Szkolenia dla nauczycieli w USA. Zdjęcie grupowe uczestników.
The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University in Boone, July 2018

The U.S. Embassy and POLIN Museum invite teachers to apply for Holocaust TeacherTraining in the USA.

  • Applications until March 24 (Sunday)

The seminar creates an opportunity for teachers to familiarize themselves with Holocaust teaching methods and to exchange experiences with American and foreign teachers. It also provides an occasion to enhance knowledge about Judaism, Jewish history and culture, history of anti-Semitism, etc. Every year several people from Poland takes part in the program.

More information about the program (Information Brochure for download) >>


Exact dates of the trainings in USA at the current stage are not confirmed. Training usually lasts 5 days and takes place at the end of June, in the first half of July or in mid-August.

The training in U.S. will be preceded by a one-day study visit at the POLIN Museum in the first half of June 2019.

For Whom?

Participants must be Polish secondary school teachers (middle or high school), whose classes/curriculum includes Holocaust teaching. Fluent English is required.

Fluent knowledge of English is required.

Application process

If you are interested in participating in the program, please fill in the questionnaire in both English and Polish (download below) and attach a resume in both languages. Replies should be limited to a total of 3-4 A4 pages (plus resume). Letters of recommendation are welcome.

Based on the submitted questionnaires, the recruitment committee will make a preliminary selection of candidates and invite selected people to individual meetings at the POLIN Museum in Warsaw on 1-12 April 2019. In case a candidate is not able to travel for the meeting, the recruitment committee will enable an on-line / internet / Skype interview.

The coordinator of the program in Poland is the POLIN Museum in cooperation with the US Embassy. The implementation of the program depends on the received State Department funding. The Museum and organizers will cover the costs of participation in the program (flight, accommodation, meals). Participants are asked to pay for the B1 / B2 visa.