Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Internship Program
Affirming the program’s mission to combine scholarship with activism, the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies internship program offers degree candidates an opportunity for hands-on experience in a non-governmental (NGO) setting. Spending a semester or more with an NGO provides tangible benefits, like academic credit and possibly a stipend. But it also dramatically brings ideas to life, influences career decisions and opportunities, and creates an invaluable network of professional contacts.
Kean University’s Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies is the only graduate program of its kind in the United States that exists in one of the world’s most active human rights regions. The university is also the home for one of our nation’s premier human rights institutes. Interns will have the opportunity to work in museums, settlement agencies, and research centers, as well as at NGOs and on human rights campaigns.
The program has established working relationships with human rights agencies and other NGOs, including: The Advocacy Project (Mali, India, Bangladesh, Morocco), American Friends Service Committee, Bronx High School of Science Holocaust Museum, International Criminal Court Case Matrix Project, Fair Trade, International Rescue Committee, Museum of Jewish Heritage, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Students may wish to consult other sources of information for programs relevant to the MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program. We suggest one website as an example: http://www.humanrightscareers.com/paid-human-rights-internships/ .
Our hope is to offer hands-on experiences that will benefit graduate students in the program and in their professional careers.