The University of Haifa is proud to announce the allocation of two prestigious internships with the Jewish Museum Berlin. This new internship opportunity is a result of the visit of the Museum’s program director, Ms. Cilly Kugelman’s, to the Holocaust Studies program in May 2015, when she came to speak about the Museum’s history.
Two German-speaking students will be selected and given the opportunity to work at the museum’s main exhibit and other select projects while acquiring hands-on experience and an understanding of the world of museums. The internships are 3-5 weeks long. While the internships are unpaid positions, the Weiss-Livnat program will provide costs of flights and accommodation in Berlin for the duration of the internship. The candidates will be selected by a committee of staff from the Weiss-Livnat MA Program and the Jewish Museum Berlin. The offer is exclusive to the students of the Weiss-Livnat program. Students to be selected will start their internships at the museum during autumn-winter 2016-17.
The Jewish Museum Berlin opened in September 2001. According to the Museum’s website, “The Jewish Museum Berlin is one of the most spectacular museum buildings in Germany. Since the beginning it has been a magnet for the public, attracting 350,000 people even as an empty shell before it opened in fall 2001. The architecture was undoubtedly the cause for this initial popularity.” Since its opening an average of 700,000 visitors come to the Museum each year. The Museum’s permanent historical exhibition is entitled “Two Millennia of German Jewish History.” In addition, the Museum has rotating special exhibitions, a multi-media learning center, and numerous online exhibitions.
This is an exciting new opportunity for out students to gain additional experience working in Museums in other countries.
Interested in applying for our MA in Holocaust Studies Program? You can find the application and more information at our website: http://holocaust-studies.haifa.ac.il/