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The Museum provides unique learning experiences for students seeking to gain practical training related to their field of study or professional interests. Specific programs are geared to students in high school, university, professional schools, and the U.S. Military, Naval, and Air Force Academies.

AT THE MUSEUM

 

High School Apprenticeship Program
The High School Apprenticeship Program offers New York City public high school students a challenging program of study and work designed to give them a behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to work in the Museum and explore Jewish heritage and their own. After an extensive spring training, Apprentices work full-time during the summer in different Museum departments; lead tours, and are introduced to the curatorial, educational, administrative, and operational sides of the Museum. Apprentices are paid for their participation in the program. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

View a short video about the program.

Applications due Nov. 15. Download an application and return it via mail.

 

  Lipper Internships
The Lipper Internship is a semester-long, paid museum education internship for graduate and undergraduate students from across the Northeast that connects interns to local schools in order to teach about the Holocaust and Jewish heritage. The program begins with two weeks of training in New York City, where interns will meet with Museum staff and Holocaust survivors. Back in their college communities, interns share their knowledge by teaching public middle and high school students about the Holocaust, both through classroom visits and accompanying students and their teachers on visits to the Museum. Read some Frequently Asked Questions about the internship.

Learn more about the internship.

View a short video about the program.

Apply online by April 1 for the fall semester or November 1 for the spring semester.

 

  General Internships
The Museum has general internships available to high school and university students that provide exposure to the programs and services provided by the Museum. Offered on a rolling basis according to departmental need, students can expect to volunteer in a broad range of capacities in support of the various functions of the Museum.

Download an application online and return it by mail.

 

ABROAD

Programs through the Auschwitz Jewish Center

 

Auschwitz Jewish Center Program for Students Abroad (AJC PSA)

I am honored to have been a part of the Program for Students Abroad. It was a great mix of tours, history, present culture, and important education. I absolutely recommend this program.” -2011 PSA Participant 

FALL 2014 FLYER

Applications are now open here for the Fall 2014 AJC PSA, established in 2010 as long-weekend programs in Kraków open to students of all backgrounds.* The program, which includes a scholarly visit to Oświęcim/Auschwitz, provides an academic environment through which participants engage intensively with the history of the Holocaust and Jewish life in Poland. The program takes place during fall and spring semesters and is facilitated by American and Polish staff of the Auschwitz Jewish Center, under the auspices of the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York. During the program, meals, accommodation, entrance fees, and transportation are provided.

FALL 2014 DATES

October 23-26, 2014 (deadline September 23)

November 6-9, 2014 (deadline October 6)

College and graduate students of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and majors are eligible to apply. All programs begin Thursday evening and end Sunday evening. Housing is available Sunday evening upon request. Need-based partial fee waivers are available for the $375 program fee. Participants are responsible for arranging individual transportation to and from Kraków. Click here for a sample syllabus.

For further information, please contact Dara Bramson at DBramson@mjhnyc.org, visit our website here, and follow us on Facebook here for ongoing updates.

*Eligibility requirements: Please click here for eligibility requirements.

2015 Summer School in Kraków - Jews of Poland: History, Culture, and Memory

The Centre for European Studies at Jagiellonian University, the Auschwitz Jewish Center, and Museum of Jewish Heritage are proud to offer a new joint summer school program in 2015, Jews of Poland: History, Culture, and Memory. Based in Krakow, the program offers an in-depth study of Polish-Jewish history and the Holocaust through lectures, site visits, academic discussions, and study tours to Auschwitz and major Polish cities. Participation in the Jewish Culture Festival is also integrated into the curriculum.

Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Dates: Final dates to be determined. The program will run for two and a half weeks from late June through early July.

Credit: 8 ECTS points /4 US credit hours

Cost: The $2,225 program fee includes accommodation during the program, summer school materials; participation in seminars, study trips, site visits, and tours; travel costs in Poland; and three dinners (opening, closing, and one Shabbat dinner). Fee does not include travel to and from country of origin.

For more information, please contact DBramson@mjhnyc.org. Applications will be available by December 2014.

Auschwitz Jewish Center Customized Programs

 

The program did so much more than meet my expectations. I went into this program viewing it as an academic exercise of critical analysis, which in some ways it was. However, I also had a powerful experience that changed the way I view many different aspects of not only my studies, but my own life. The support offered by the program staff, as well as classmates created an environment that made this experience possible.” -2013 Customized Program Participant, Macalester College

 

The Auschwitz Jewish Center is now pleased to offer customized programs year-round in Poland for academic and private groups of all sizes. The AJC will build a program tailored to meet your needs and goals. Our staff are available to make logistical arrangements, accompany your group throughout the experience, guide tours, give lectures, and facilitate educational discussions and reflection. Staff bios are available upon request. .

Many customized programs use our “Program for Students Abroad” syllabus as a model. A sample syllabus for this Krakow and Oświęcim based program can be found here. We can also create programs for your group in other Polish cities and of different lengths, and can coordinate arrangements including, but not limited to:

 

    • Hotel accommodations
    • Ground transportation
    • Meals
    • Testimony and lectures with academics from local universities
    • Academic components: pre-trip reading, discussion outline, and guidance throughout trip

 

For more information, please contact AJC Coordinator Dara Bramson at DBramson@mjhnyc.org.

 

 

 

American Service Academy Program

The American Service Academy Program is a 16-day educational initiative in Poland created by the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation (AJCF) for a select group of cadets and midshipmen from the academies for the U.S. Military, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Focusing on the Holocaust and related contemporary moral and ethical considerations, this in situ program provides an authentic learning experience for future military officers that extends beyond what they are taught in the classrooms of their respective academies. The poignancy of the setting not only educates them about the past, but also stimulates dialogue about history's relationship to the present and the future. Within this framework, the Academy students are challenged to understand what can happen in the absence of open and democratic governing institutions — when evil is given free reign, when fear overpowers ethics, and when democratic ideals are not defended.

 

This program is supported in part by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc. and Joan Felder in memory of Marvin Felder.

 

 

Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program is a three week study trip for students who are matriculated in graduate programs or are completing undergraduate degrees in 2015 in Holocaust studies and related fields. After a brief orientation in New York City, the Fellows travel in Poland for three weeks, during which time they visit Kraków, Warsaw, Łódź, Treblinka, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz). The Fellows travel to small towns in the regions surrounding Warsaw and Kraków, as well as through south-eastern Poland and north-eastern Slovakia, to explore the area’s rich Jewish heritage and meet with local leaders to learn about pre-war Jewish life, life under the Nazi occupation and Communism, and the state of Jewish communities and memory in Poland today.

In Oświęcim, the Fellows attend an intensive program at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum where they tour the camps, study the history of Jewish, Roma, and Polish inmates, and take part in workshops with Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum staff on the collections and education departments. While in Oswiecim, the Fellows have the opportunity to meet European students and observe educational workshops at the Auschwitz Jewish Center.

The AJC Fellows Program 2015 dates are June 28-July 21, 2015.

The application for the 2015 AJC Fellows Program is available at https://mjhnyc.wufoo.com/forms/auschwitz-jewish-center-fellows-program-2015/. The application is due on January 12, 2015.

This program is supported by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

 

Other Fellowships

 

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE)
Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) is a set of innovative programs for students in professional schools designed to address contemporary ethical issues through a unique historical context. The Fellowships provide law, medical, seminary, journalism, and business students a forum in which to examine contemporary ethical issues using the conduct of their chosen professions in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust as a framework.

Learn more.

 

 

 

 

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