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Curatorial Internship

Curatorial Intern Spring 2023

In support of the opening of the new museum (opening June 2023), the Capital Jewish Museum is seeking a curatorial intern to work closely with the Exhibition and Collections team.

Possible projects include:
• Helping to organize and move CJM collections from storage facility in Maryland into the Museum
• Conducting or assisting with research projects as they come up, either in CJM archives or at local archives, libraries, and museums
• Coordinating oral histories
• Other tasks as assigned, including but not limited to assisting with pre-opening events in May 2023
• Intern will periodically present and discuss findings with curatorial staff and make recommendations to the CJM team regarding further research

Internship will be for the spring semester, January-May 2023 with the possibility of extension into the summer. This is a hybrid (virtual and in person) internship requiring 20 hours per week.

The stipend for this internship is $1500. College/University credit is also possible; interns will coordinate that with their departments.

Graduate students or advanced undergraduates with demonstrated knowledge and experience in the areas listed below will be considered:
• Conducting primary source historical and contemporary research
• Keeping excellent notes
• Previous experience or internship in a museum or exhibition environment
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Motivation and ability to work independently and as part of a small collaborative team
• Applicants must be in residence in the area (MD, VA, DC) during the internship for on-site collections work

Jonathan Edelman, Curatorial Associate
Sarah Leavitt, Curator

To apply please submit a resumé́ and letter of interest to with the name of the internship (Curatorial) in the subject line. The deadline to apply is Sunday, November 27.