We are seeking 4-6 College Students (Undergraduate and/or Graduate) for an internship. This internship is to assist with the research, writing and/or curriculum development for an exhibit set to open in Fall 2020. All work will be done virtually and will run from approximately May 2020 through July 2020. Stipends will be provided, and 20 hours per week are required.
The Holocaust Center is working to curate a new exhibit scheduled to open in the fall of 2020. This exhibit centers and culminates with the hope-filled activism of Daryl Davis. This legendary blues musician devoted his life not only to the power of music, but, to the power of peace building via courageous and thoughtful dialogue. Over the course of many years of heroic passion and energy, Daryl Davis, a black man, befriended members of the Ku Klux Klan. His persistent and deep conversations with white supremacists led to over 200 individuals leaving the white nationalist movement—and many gave over their robes to Daryl as their act of denunciation of the Klan.
The story of Daryl’s heroism will be displayed for the first time in our Museum here in Orlando. This exhibit will display the history and cultures of racial injustice in this country, with specific attention to the Klan, Neo-Nazi and countless other white supremacist groups. It will also showcase the power we have as a community to become activists and to create cultures of equity, respect and compassion.
There are diverse sets of needs in regard to this exhibition. Most of the work requested is related to research and writing content to be included on exhibit panels, website, promotional materials, and development of curriculum with our Educational Department, that will accompany the exhibit and that will used with student visitors. All curriculum must meet state standards. Specific responsibilities will be further listed below.
What you’ll bring:
- Students should have passion and sensitivity for the exhibition’s subject matter, and the Mission of the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida, which is: To use the History and Lessons of the Holocaust to build just and caring communities free of antisemitism and all forms of prejudice and bigotry.
- Ability to adhere to deadlines, work with a high degree of autonomy and accountability, while being a strong team player
- Ability to communicate proactively and effectively
- Various skills are needed. Different skills will be specifically suited for certain aspects of the exhibition’s curation and educational curriculum development. If you have a growing specialty, knowledge base and talent within one or more of these areas, please reach out and apply!
- Knowledge of state standards and curriculum requirements and/or experience in drafting curriculum
- Specialization in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Critical Race Theory, Africana Studies
- Specialization in American History and/or Legal Studies—especially System of American Slavery, Jim Crow, the KKK, and/or Civil Rights
- Specialization in English, Journalism, Professional Writing; Talent for condensing dense detail into clear and concise sentences, and written at a “6th grade” level, just like our major Newspapers
- Skilled in interviewing and in building relationships
- Specialization in historical research
- Specialization in Arts—knowledge of Museum panel curation, with specific attention to creative design and/or software knowledge
- Specialization in Psychology and Social Work, and particular knowledge of socio-emotional intelligence frameworks, evidence-based methodology of difficult conversations and/or the psychosocial frameworks of human behavior
- Specialization in Anthropology & Sociology; analyzation of culture, history, society and human behavior
- Philosophical and/or legal studies knowledge base, especially as relates to methodologies of conversation, such as the Socratic method
What you’ll receive:
- All work will be done virtually
- All students will be offered a stipend
- Adds competitive and unique experience to curriculum vitae
- Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
- Opportunity to work closely with a growing organization set to open a new, state of the art, iconic museum in 2023.
To apply, please send Serena an email with your resume and a writing sample to Sahmed@holocaustedu.org