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Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance New York
226 E. 42nd St.
New York, NY
DescriptionThe Museum of Tolerance New York, an educational wing of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, is a global, Jewish human rights organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action.
The MOTNY is seeking an enthusiastic candidate to intern during the academic year, in college level at minimum. We encourage applications that are passionate about promoting universal tolerance and human rights.
This internship offers an opportunity which entails a variety of responsibilities, providing experience in museum work, event planning, outreach and social media. This internship is unpaid and offers an ideal opportunity to acquire substantive professional and organizational experience in all areas of event programming and will work closely with the staff of the Museum. MOTNY offers a stimulating, supportive work environment.
ResponsibilitiesThe MOTNY seeks an Events Intern to assist the Manager of Public Events and Programs with the following tasks as well other tasks as needed:
• Develop the content of a program such as speaker, panel discussion and/or film
• Help with outreach for the event such free postings, Facebook, other relevant ideas and keep track of registrants, inform media outlets
• Help during the program, if available and needed
• Research new ideas for future events /programs and establish details
• Additionally, interns support the museum’s day-to-day operations and have the opportunity to work on an independent project tailored to the intern’s interests.
• While an intern partakes in many behind the scenes activities, each intern follows tours and trains to become docents. Docents use the dynamic multimedia features of the museum to inspire conversations on ethics, diversity, tolerance and responsibility, and encourage visitors to promote tolerance in their schools and communities.
Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to participate in the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance New York’s semester-long Leadership Workshop Series on a monthly basis.
Requirements• Dedication to the mission, goals and ideals of the MOT/SWC.
• Respect for cultural diversity and a commitment to social justice.
• Must have strong Microsoft Word skills
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Superior organization and communication skills
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Strong attention to detail and must be creative
• Interest and/or experience with non-profit organizations a plus
• This is a part-time position that requires 8-10 hours/week
Currently in a 4 year acredited undergraduate/graduate program
Please apply with a resume and cover letter