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The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, one of Philadelphia’s major cultural institutions, welcomes internship applications for summer 2023. For students interested in museums and/or history, this will be an excellent 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, and 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 skills for research and presentation


The internship starts any time after May 2023 and runs through August 2023. Interns will work at the museum on a Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm schedule. We follow Philadelphia’s health and safety guidelines and should conditions change, the Museum will allow internships to be conducted remotely.


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 this or any of the SHIP internships, please follow the instructions at the Summer Humanities Internship Program homepage.