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Located on the Cincinnati Campus of the
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
Cincinnati - New York - Los Angeles - Jerusalem

3101 Clifton Avenue - Cincinnati, OH 45220-2488
(513) 221-1875 - Fax (513) 221-7812
www.americanjewisharchives.org

Job Description: Workum Intern for 2018

Organization Description: About American Jewish Archives

The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA), was established in 1947 by renowned historian, Dr. Jacob Rader Marcus to collect, preserve, and make available for research, materials on the history of Jews and Jewish communities in the Western Hemisphere, including data of a political, economic, social, cultural, and religious nature.

Today the AJA houses over ten million pages of documentation. It contains nearly 8,000 linear feet of archives, manuscripts, near print materials, photographs, audio and video tape, microfilm, and genealogical materials. The AJA exists to preserve the continuity of Jewish life and learning for future generations and aspires to serve scholars, educators, students, and researchers of all backgrounds and beliefs.

Workum Intern Job Description:

The Workum Intern will contribute to the workings of a unique research center and academic institution with an international reputation as the outstanding archival resource on the history of United States Jewry.

Specific job responsibilities will be determined by the Workum Fellow and the professionals of the AJA at the onset of the internship. The following is a list of possible projects/areas of responsibility:

  1. Assist in determining subject matter, researching, and writing for the AJA's online exhibit (http://americanjewisharchives.org/exhibits/). This may also include the development of educational and public relations materials relating to specific topics.

  2. Assist the Executive Director and the Director of Programs with projects, research, and programs relating to special celebrations/topics (i.e. Jewish American Heritage Month and exhibits relating to Jewish American history).

  3. Assist Archivists in any research requests that arise during the summer including those of the Executive Director, and visiting fellows.

  4. All projects will allow the Workum Fellow to gain a level of familiarity with the vast collection of documents, pictures, and objects of the American Jewish Archives.

Please Note: This internship would be most suited for those individuals who would like to learn more about the inner workings of a nationally acclaimed archives and for those who like to interact with fellow researchers, students, and archival professionals. Being a well-rounded writer and having an interest in history, would be beneficial.

 

Updated January 2018