When I was in college, I participated in a fantastic internship program through the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in downtown Manhattan. As a Lipper Intern, I had the opportunity to teach school kids, many of which are in inner city public schools and no direct connection to the Holocaust, the important lessons of the Holocaust and guide them through the Museum’s poignant exhibits. Participating in this internship showed me in a hands-on way how important Holocaust education is, and gave me an outlet to explore my family history as a grandchild of Holocaust survivors.
The Museum describes its flagship college internship opportunity as: “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.”
For the 3G college students out there, this is a phenomenal experience to partake in and I highly encourage you to apply. If you are interested in exploring your legacy as a 3G, this is a perfect way to get involved in the world of Holocaust education and have a paid internship at the same time. The vast resources of scholars, artifacts and educational tools the Museum has at its fingertips, coupled with the opportunity to teach children about the Holocaust through interactive lessons and a tour of the Museum, make the Lipper Internship a unique learning and growing experience for a 3G.