Museum Development Internship

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Kleinman Family Holocaust Education Center
5923 Strickland Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Posted: 669 days ago
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Part-time, Unpaid

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The Kleinman Family Holocaust Education Center ( seeks three Development interns for Spring 2014 and three Development interns for Summer 2014

Description: Development Intern
Schedule – Spring 2014: Part-time; minimum 12 hrs/ wk over at least 2 days/ wk with a 2-3 month commitment
Schedule – Summer 2014: Full-time; 4-5 days/week with a 2-3 month commitment

Overview: This is a unique opportunity to participate in the launching of a Development Office for a “start-up” museum/ educational organization. The Development Interns will have the opportunity to acquire practical nonprofit fundraising, grant writing, membership program, database and research experience – as well as professional workplace and organizational skills. The Interns will work in the Development Office in the Institutional Advancement Department.

The Kleinman Family Holocaust Education Center (KFHEC) recounts the circumstances, fate and actions of Jews – all Jews -- under unparalleled conditions of oppression and annihilation during the Holocaust. The uniqueness of the KFHEC – the factor that distinguishes it from all other Holocaust memorial centers and museums - rests in its historical narration of the Holocaust, filtered through the Orthodox perspective and experience. The KFHEC not only narrates the destruction of European Jewry, but also the re-birth of the religious Jewish community in the displaced persons camps of Europe and the revival of Orthodox Judaism in America, Israel and other parts of the world.

Additional Details:

• This internship will take place in the KFHEC’s location at 5923 Strickland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234 (accessible by subway/bus and/or express bus or by private transportation).
• This is an unpaid internship.
• The KFHEC does not provide housing.
• Interns may arrange for credit with their academic institutions and the KFHEC will provide whatever documentation is necessary. Additional hours may be added to the Spring 2014 internship to fulfill academic requirements.
• Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Specific activities may include, but are not limited to, assistance with the following:
• Build, maintain and update contacts database
• Prospect/ Donor/ Foundation/ Corporate/ Government funding research
• Drafting correspondence and other fundraising material
• Writing grant proposals (including budgets)
• Design & implementation of membership drives & membership benefit programs
• Phone outreach
• Fundraising event planning and staffing


• Organized, resourceful & detail-oriented
• Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
• Knowledge of how to use the Internet for research
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Interest in Holocaust studies/ museums/ nonprofit fundraising
• Fundraising and/or grant writing experience or current enrollment in a fundraising and/or grant writing program
• Preferred: knowledge of Hebrew and/or Yiddish
• Preferred: knowledge of the Chassidic and/or ultra-orthodox Jewish communities

Application Process: Please submit the following:

• Cover letter detailing areas of interest (with dates/days/times of availability)
• Resume/ curriculum vitae
• List of relevant coursework undertaken
• 2 references and/or letters of recommendation (academic or professional)
• Writing sample (3-5 pages, demonstrating research & composition skills – either a full text or an excerpt from a longer work) or other sample of work (ie, grant proposal, graphic design sample, photography sample, etc.)

Application packets can be sent to:

KFHEC Internship Program, 5923 Strickland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234

Or emailed to

Application Deadlines

Internship Period Application Deadline Notification Timeframe
Spring 2014 Ongoing Ongoing
Summer 2014 April 7, 2014 May 2, 2014

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