The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is now accepting applications for graduate student summer research assistantships. Recipients will participate with the Center’s staff scholars in cutting-edge research and publication projects relating to key areas of Holocaust scholarship. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2010.
Sample projects may include writing and editing for the Museum's Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945; research and translating for the Center’s archival source series on Documenting Life and Destruction; and preparing in-depth studies and reports about the archival collections of the International Tracing Service (ITS), among others.
Recipients will gain experience in conducting archival and/or library-based research, translating and organizing selected archival sources for publication, and writing and editing texts under the supervision of the Center’s scholars. In addition to their involvement in these research projects, recipients will participate in the broad range of scholarly and public education programs offered by the Museum during the summer months.
Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to a graduate degree program at a North American college or university. Applicants must have basic knowledge of the Holocaust, experience in conducting archival or library research and the ability to work as part of a team. In addition to English, fluency in one or more of the following languages is desired: German, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Hebrew, Yiddish, French, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovak, and/or Croatian. Each assistantship will last for up to three months during the May-August timeframe. Awardees will receive a stipend of $2,500/month. The Center will also provide funds for one roundtrip airline ticket to and from Washington, D.C. for travel within North America.