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Oral History Intern

Internship Responsibilities

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks an undergraduate or graduate student intern to assist in the implementation of a story collecting project focused in the Baltimore synagogue community. Tasks include, but are not limited to: reviewing the JMM collections for related archives and objects; scheduling, preparing interview questions, conducting and transcribing oral histories; and processing the completed interviews into the museum’s collections database.


Interning with the Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM) is a dynamic, interesting, educational, and fun experience. JMM summer internships are full time for ten weeks and include a modest stipend. All summer interns at the JMM participate in professional development workshops, attend field trips, and contribute to the museum’s blog.  Free parking is provided. Housing is not provided.  Internships may earn course credit with approval from their academic institution. Orientation for the summer internship program will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Skill Set Required

Interested students should be working toward a degree in history, public history, Jewish studies, anthropology, museum studies, or other related field of study. Previous museum or gallery experience is not required. This internship will be supervised by the museum’s curator, and is eligible for academic credit.

Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

history, public history, Jewish studies, anthropology, museum studies

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD


Semester: Summer (Jun - Aug)
Year: 2017
Hours per week: 20 or more hours
Workdays: Monday-Friday
Pay: Yes, $500-1000 stipend

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample, References
Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter discussing your interest in and preparation for this internship, background, and availability; resume; a 1- to2-page writing sample; and list of three references to Rachel Kassman, Internship Coordinator, Please include “Oral History Intern” in your subject line. Application deadline is March 31st.

Additional Information

Questions about this internship should be directed to Karen Falk, museum curator, at


15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

About Jewish Museum of Maryland

The Jewish Museum of Maryland collects, preserves, and studies the history and material culture of Maryland Jewry, including two historic synagogues at our Herbert Bearman campus. Our exhibitions, programs, and activities interpret the American Jewish experience for diverse audiences, foster cross-cultural understanding, and promote public discourse about issues in Jewish and American life.


The museum will manifest its mission in the next five to seven years by creating:

  • An educational attraction – encouraging more visitors to engage in our historic sites, exhibits and collections; expanding our public offerings and increasing public awareness of the Museum…we will become a destination.
  • Resources for Jewish study and scholarship – adding to our communal depth of understanding of Jewish identity through the preservation and meaningful examination of the experiences of individuals and communities…we will become a site of documentation with access to expert resources.
  • A vibrant center for public dialogue and personal enlightenment – using the platform of the Museum for the discussion of issues of vital interest to the Jewish community and as point of community convening in downtown Baltimore…we will become a site of discourse.
  • Experiences that reflect a  broader context for Maryland Jewish history – drawing connections to individuals and groups, events and trends in American history, to contemporary life, and to our hopes and aspirations for the future…we will become a site of discovery.